Ian Martin

June 20th, 2012

Ian Martin

Senior Lecturer in Business Information Technology, School of Computing and Creative Technologies, Leeds Metropolitan University.

Email: I.L.Martin@leedsmet.ac.uk


I left the OU to take up a post as Senior Lecturer in Business Information Technology in the School of Computing and Creative Technologies at Leeds Metropolitan University on 16 April 2012. I am now Course Leader for the Business Information Technology and Business Information Systems undergraduate degrees at Leeds Met.

You can contact me at Leeds Met by emailing I.L.Martin@leedsmet.ac.uk.

My research interests include the history and sociology of technology. I am particularly interested in spatial and temporal perspectives on computing work.


On the 19 April 2012 I gave a talk based on my PhD thesis, ‘Centring the Computer in the Business of Banking: Barclays Bank and Technological Change, 1954-1974′, with David Parsons at the Science Museum in London. More details including abstract here.

Recent and forthcoming publications include:

Martin, I. (2012) ‘Too far ahead of its time: Barclays, Burroughs and real-time banking’, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 34(2), pp. 5-19. ISSN 1051-6180.

Martin, I. (2012) ‘Structuring information work: Ferranti and Martins Bank, 1952-1968′, Information and Culture 47(3). ISSN 2164-8034.

I also had a first book review published in last September’s Public Understanding of Science. It’s a review of Computer by Paul Atkinson.

See my Open Research Online (ORO) entry for previous publications I made whilst working at the Open University and Manchester Metropolitan University Business School.

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