Professor Sean Johnston

  • Professor of Science, Technology and Society (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Biography

I research and teach the history and ethics of science and technology, and their wider implications for contemporary society. 

My PhD (History and Philosophy of Science) was completed at the University of Leeds, UK, and my BSc and MSc (Physics) were from Simon Fraser University in Canada.

At U. Glasgow, I have been Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Science Studies, Reader in History of Science and Technology, and Professor of Science, Technology and Society. Before that, I was a Research Fellow in history of technology at the University of York, and taught both physics and history as a two-faculty interdisciplinary Research/Teaching Fellow at the University of Leeds in the Philosophy Department and Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Polymer Science.

Earlier still, I held posts as a physicist working at national laboratories (Canada's principal particle accelerator facility, its national optics lab, and national satellite image analysis centre) and as an R&D manager in Canadian and British engineering firms. One of my instruments was designed for the Space Shuttle; another comprised a measurement network for longterm arctic observations of the aurora borealis, and yet others measured greenhouse gases.

 


Research interests

My interests focus on historical studies of science, technology and society, and their present-day implications. I have explored how new technologies evolved alongside new kinds of expert, such as nuclear engineers. A longstanding research area has been the historical sociology of holography. I have focused increasingly on the social and cultural implications of science and technology for wider publics, and I am currently working on the origins and implications of technological fixes


Selected publications

Johnston, S.F. (2012) The Neutron's Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199692118

Johnston, S.F. (2009) History of Science: A Beginner's Guide. Series: Oneworld beginners guides. OneWorld: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781851686810

Johnston, S.F. (2006) Holographic Visions: a History of New Science. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198571223

Johnston, S.F. (2001) A History of Light and Colour Measurement: Science in the Shadows. Institute of Physics Press. ISBN 9780750307543

Grants

  • 'Engineering and social evaluation of energy technologies for food processing in rural Malawi and Kenya', Scottish Funding Council Global Challenges Research Fund
  •        'Trusting the technological fix', British Academy
  • 'Postwar amateur science', American Institute of Physics Center for the History of Physics
  • 'Holograms: a cultural history', Carnegie Trust
  • 'The nuclear engineer: shaping a profession', Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • 'At the fringes: optical sciences in the 20th century', Carnegie Trust
  • 'Conference travel grant', Royal Society
  • 'Holography and holographers', British Academy
  • 'Holography and holographers', Carnegie Trust
  • 'Oral histories of holographers', American Institute of Physics Center for the History of Physics
  • 'Art Holographers and holography', Shearwater Foundation
  • 'History of British chemical engineering' (PI: Colin Divall), Institution of Chemical Engineers

Supervision

Current research students

Elisabeth Loose

  • 'Maker Culture: Can This Movement Contribute to Environmental Sustainability?' [working title]

Sotiris Frantzanas

  • 'An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Concept of Anarchy: from metaphysics to politics'

Anggoro Wisaksono

  • 'A multi-level perspective study on geothermal energy transition in Indonesia'

David Peters

  •  'The Philosophy of Thomas Reid and the American Constitution'

 

Past research students

Fiona Robertson Munro

  • 'Wind, Wave and Tide: Renewable Energy and Transition-Periphery Dynamics in Scotland'

Laura Ferguson

  • 'The Vietnam Syndrome: Representations of Vietnam and Gulf Conflicts in Fictional American Cinemas'

Gillian Robertson

  • 'The Acceptance and Rejection of Crematoria in Scotland as a Case Study of Technological Evolution'

Teaching

Through the 2018-19 academic year:

Postgraduate

Undergraduate


Additional information

Prizes

  • Paul Bunge prize of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (history of scientific instruments)
  • Shortlisted for the Dingle Prize of the British Society for the History of Science (history of science for general audiences)
  • George E. Davis Medal of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (engineering history)
  • International Scholar of the Society for the History of Technology 

Affiliation/service with learned organisations

Book reviews 

Some three dozen reviews in a dozen journals, including Technology and CultureBritish Journal for the History of Science and Science and Public Policy. Online collection available here at academia.edu.


All publications

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Number of items: 117.

2018

Johnston, S. F. (2018) Alvin Weinberg and the promotion of the technological fix. Technology and Culture, 59(3), pp. 620-651. (doi:10.1353/tech.2018.0061)

Johnston, S. , Matare, D., Pettersen, D., Mumba, R., Pullanikkatil, D., Zachary, S. and Karimi, N. (2018) Kenya-Malawi Biomass Energy Project Summary Report. Project Report. School of Interdisciplinary Studies. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2018) The technological fix as social cure-all: origins and implications. IEEE Technology and Society, 37(1), pp. 47-54. (doi:10.1109/MTS.2018.2795118)

Johnston, S. F. (2018) Vaunting the independent amateur: Scientific American and the representation of lay scientists. Annals of Science, 75(2), pp. 97-119. (doi:10.1080/00033790.2018.1460691) (PMID:29676218)

2017

Franks, B., Hanscomb, S. and Johnston, S. F. (2017) Environmental Ethics and Behavioural Change. Routledge Earthscan: UK. ISBN 9781138924055

Johnston, S. F. (2017) Holograms: the story of a word and its cultural uses. Leonardo: Art Science and Technology, 50(5), pp. 493-499. (doi:10.1162/LEON_a_01329)

Johnston, S. (2017) Beware the cult of 'tech fixing' -- it's why America is eyeing the nuclear button. Conversation, 6 Sep.

Johnston, S. F. (2017) Technological parables and iconic illustrations: American technocracy and the rhetoric of the technological fix. History and Technology, 33(2), pp. 196-219. (doi:10.1080/07341512.2017.1336851)

Johnston, S. F. , Franks, B. and Whitelaw, S. (2017) Crowd-sourced science: societal engagement, scientific authority and ethical practice. Journal of Information Ethics, 26(1), pp. 49-65.

2016

Johnston, S. F. (2016) Holograms are no longer the future, but we must not forget them - here's why. Conversation, 24 Nov.

Johnston, S. F. (2016) American Technocracy and the Rhetoric of the Technological Fix. 7th European Society for the History of Science Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 22-24 Sep 2016. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2016) Tracing and Trusting the Technological Fix. Three Societies Meeting (History of Science Society; British Society for the History of Science; Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science), Edmonton, Canada, 22-25 Jun 2016. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. , Franks, B. and Whitelaw, S. (2016) Crowd sourced science: societal engagement, scientific authority and ethical practice. Informing the Good Society, Edinburgh Napier University, 15 Apr 2016. (Unpublished)

2015

Johnston, S. F. (2015) Holograms and contemporary culture. Oxford University Press Blog,

Johnston, S. F. (2015) Holograms and the technological sublime. Oxford University Press Blog,

Johnston, S. F. (2015) Trusting the Technological Fix: Tracing a Technological Faith. Society for the History of Technology Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 08-11 Oct 2015. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2015) Capturing Enthusiasms: Scientific American and the Shaping of Amateur Scientists. In: British Society for the History of Science Annual Meeting, 2015, Swansea, UK, 02-05 Jul 2015, (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2015) Amateur Physics in America: Fostering Technical Enthusiasms, 1920-70. Invited seminar, Université de Paris Diderot (Paris 7), 10 Mar 2015. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2015) Holograms: A Cultural History. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198712763

2014

Johnston, S. F. (2014) The cultural landscape of three-dimensional imaging. In: Techniques and Principles in Three-Dimensional Imaging: An Introductory Approach. Series: Advances in multimedia and interactive technologies (AMIT) book series. IGI Global: Hershey, PA, pp. 212-232. ISBN 9781466649323 (doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-4932-3)

2013

Johnston, S. F. (2013) The Goldilocks Profession: Defining the Nuclear Engineer. 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Manchester, UK, 21-28 Jul 2013. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S.F. (2013) Science, technology and society for our century [inaugural lecture, 16 April 2013]. (Unpublished)

2012

Johnston, S. F. (2012) The Secrecy and Counterculture of Holography. Understanding Technology, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2012. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2012) The Prehistory of Art Holography. Royal College of Art Holography Unit exhibition, Glasgow, UK, 14 Sep - 05 Oct 2012. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S.F. (2012) L'épopée de l'holographie. Pour la Science(414), pp. 72-76.

Johnston, S.F. (2012) The Neutron's Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199692118

2011

Johnston, S.F. (2011) Whatever became of holography? American Scientist, 99(6), pp. 482-489.

Johnston, S.F. (2011) Making the invisible engineer visible: DuPont and the recognition of nuclear expertise. Technology and Culture, 52(3), pp. 548-573.

Johnston, S.F. (2011) Security and the shaping of identity for nuclear specialists. History and Technology, 27(2), pp. 123-153. (doi:10.1080/07341512.2011.573265)

2010

Johnston, S. F. (2010) The Atomic Cloister: Secrecy and the Shaping of Technical Identity, 1940-60. British Society for the History of Science Annual Meeting, Aberdeen, UK, 22-25 Jul 2010. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2010) Defining the Nuclear Engineer in the UK, USA and Canada, 1940-65. 7th Meeting of Science and Technology in the European Periphery, Galway, Ireland, 17-20 Jun 2010. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2010) How Colour was Tamed. Farb Wissen, Universitat Ttechnische Berlin, 2010. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S.F. (2010) Why display? Representing holography in museum collections. In: Morris, P.J.T. and Staubermann, K.B. (eds.) Illuminating Instruments. Series: Artefacts (7). Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press: Washington DC, USA, pp. 97-116. ISBN 9780978846039

2009

Johnston, S.F. (2009) Implanting a discipline: the academic trajectory of nuclear engineering in the USA and UK. Minerva, 47(1), pp. 51-73. (doi:10.1007/s11024-009-9114-6)

Johnston, S. F. (2009) Other Dimensions of Holography: the Historical, Social and Cultural. Photons, Neurons and Bits: Holography for the 21st Century, MIT, Cambridge MA, USA, 06-07 Mar 2009. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S.F. (2009) Creating a Canadian profession: the nuclear engineer, c. 1940-1968. Canadian Journal of History: Annales Canadiennes d'Histoire, 44(3), pp. 435-466.

Johnston, S.F. (2009) Der parallaktische Blick: Der militarische Ursprung der Holographie. In: Das Holografische Wissen. Diaphanes: Zurich, Switzerland, pp. 33-57. ISBN 9783037340714

Johnston, S.F. (2009) History of Science: A Beginner's Guide. Series: Oneworld beginners guides. OneWorld: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781851686810

Johnston, S.F. (2009) The telephone in Scotland. In: Veitch, K. (ed.) Transport and Communications. Series: Publications of the European Ethnological Research Centre; Scottish life and society: a compendium of Scottish ethnology (8). John Donald: Edinburgh, pp. 716-727. ISBN 9781904607885

2008

Johnston, S.F. (2008) A cultural history of the hologram. Leonardo: Art Science and Technology, 41(3), pp. 223-229. (doi:10.1162/leon.2008.41.3.223)

Johnston, S. F. (2008) A historian's view of holography. In: Caulfield, H.J. and Vikram, C.S. (eds.) New Directions in Holography and Speckle. Series: Nanotechnology book series. American Scientific Publishers: Stevenson Ranch, CA, pp. 3-15. ISBN 9781588831019

2007

Johnston, S. F. (2007) The Postwar American Scientific Instrument Industry. High-Tech Postwar Industry workshop, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2007) 'Studying marginalised physical sciences. 'Writing the History’ of the Physical Sciences after 1945: State of the Art, Questions, and Perspectives, Strasbourg, France, 07-09 Jun 2007. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2007) Studying Marginalised Physical Sciences. Writing the History of the Physical Sciences after 1945: State of the Art, Questions and Perspectives, Strasbourg, France, 2007. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S.F. (2007) Gerhard Herzberg. In: Koertge, N. (ed.) New Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Charles Scribner's Sons: New York, USA. ISBN 9780684313207

Johnston, S.F. (2007) Holography. In: Peres, M.R. (ed.) Focal Encyclopedia of Photography: Digital Imaging, Theory and Applications, History, and Science. Elsevier: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 551-554. ISBN 9780240807409 (doi:10.1016/B978-0-240-80740-9.50110-0)

2006

Johnston, S. F. (2006) Holography: a History (and a Future?) of Expansion. Holopack-Holoprint Conference 2006, Vienna, Austria, 15-17 Nov 2006. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S.F. (2006) The physical tourist. Physics in Glasgow: a heritage tour. Physics in Perspective, 8(4), pp. 451-465. (doi:10.1007/s00016-006-0310-6)

Johnston, S. F. (2006) The History of Holography: Multiple Visions. Seventh International Symposium on Display Holography, St Asaph, Wales, 10-14 Jul 2006. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S.F. (2006) Absorbing new subjects: holography as an analog of photography. Physics in Perspective, 8(2), pp. 164-188. (doi:10.1007/s00016-006-0264-8)

Johnston, S.F. (2006) Emmett Leith: early work and influence. In: Bjelkhagen, H.I. (ed.) Advances in Display Holography: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Display Holography (ISDH), St Asaph, Wales, 10-14 July 2006. River Valley Press: St Asaph, Wales, UK, pp. 2-7. ISBN 9780955352713

Johnston, S.F. (2006) Explosion with a slow-burning fuse: the origins of holography in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In: Denisiuk, I.N., Suinov, V. and Stoykova, E. (eds.) Holography 2005: International Conference on Holography, Optical Recording, and Processing of Information, Varna, Bulgaria, 21-25 May 2005. Series: Proceedings of SPIE (6252). SPIE: Bellingham, Wash., USA.

Johnston, S.F. (2006) Holographic Visions: a History of New Science. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198571223

Johnston, S.F. (2006) Yuri Denisyuk: an appreciation. In: Bjelkhagen, H.I. (ed.) Advances in Display Holography: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Display Holography (ISDH), St Asaph, Wales, 10-14 July 2006. River Valley Press: St Asaph, Wales, pp. 8-13. ISBN 9780955352713

2005

Johnston, S.F. (2005) Attributing scientific and technical progress: the case of holography. History and Technology, 21(4), pp. 367-392. (doi:10.1080/07341510500198701)

Johnston, S.F. (2005) From white elephant to Nobel Prize: Dennis Gabor’s wavefront reconstruction. Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences, 36(1), pp. 35-70. (doi:10.1525/hsps.2005.36.1.35)

Johnston, S. F. (2005) Scientists, Artists and Artisans: the Making of Holographic Communities. Royal Photographic Society Holography Group meeting, London, UK, 30 Apr 2005. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S.F. (2005) Shifting perspectives: holography and the emergence of technical communities. Technology and Culture, 46(1), pp. 77-103.

Hill, C. and Johnston, S.F. (Eds.) (2005) Below the Belt: The Founding of a Higher Education Institution: Essays in Honour of Professor Rex C. Taylor, Founding Director of the Crichton Campus of the University of Glasgow. University of Glasgow Crichton Publications: Dumfries, UK. ISBN 9780852618158

Johnston, S.F. (2005) Chemical process engineering. In: Hempstead, C.A. and Worthington, W.E. (eds.) Encyclopaedia of 20th-Century Technology. Routledge: New York, USA, pp. 141-146. ISBN 9781579583866

Johnston, S.F. (2005) Infrared detectors. In: Hempstead, C.A. and Worthington, W.E. (eds.) Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology. Routledge: New York, USA, pp. 434-436. ISBN 9781579583866

Johnston, S.F. (2005) Infrared spectroscopy. In: Hempstead, C.A. and Worthington, W.E. (eds.) Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology. Routledge: New York, USA, pp. 754-757. ISBN 9781579583866

Johnston, S.F. (2005) Public and private lighting. In: Hempstead, C.A. and Worthington, W.E. (eds.) Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology. Routledge: New York, USA, pp. 464-466. ISBN 9781579583866

Johnston, S.F. and Harvey, M. (2005) Science studies in a liberal arts curriculum. In: Hill, C. and Johnston, S.F. (eds.) Below the Belt : The Founding of a Higher Education Institution. University of Glasgow Crichton Publications: Dumfries, UK, pp. 73-86. ISBN 0 85261 815 8

2004

Johnston, S. F. (2004) From Classified Research to Public Access Holography: Equipment as Social Liberator. British Society for the History of Science 2004 Annual Meeting, Liverpool, UK, 27 Jun 2004. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S.F. (2004) Telling tales: George Stroke and the historiography of holography. History and Technology, 20(1), pp. 29-51. (doi:10.1080/07341510410001674466)

Johnston, S.F. (2004) Holography: from science to subcultures. Optics and Photonics News, 15(7), pp. 36-41. (doi:10.1364/OPN.15.7.000036)

Johnston, S.F. (2004) Stephen Benton on holography, Polaroid and MIT. Optics and Photonics News, 15(8), pp. 32-35. (doi:10.1364/OPN.15.8.000032)

2003

Johnston, S. F. (2003) Scientific Instruments and their Cultures. Jahrestagung Chemie der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Munich, Germany, 06-11 Oct 2003. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2003) Holoscopes, Wave Photographs and Lensless Photography: Changing Visions of Holography. ', International Conference on Optical Holography and Its Applications, Kiev, Ukraine, 24-26 May 2003. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2003) Mixing Disciplines: the Measurement of Light and Colour During the Twentieth Century. La Mesure au Croisement de la Physique, de la Physiologie et de la Psychologie, CNRS, Paris, 2003. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S.F. (2003) Reconstructing the history of holography. In: Practical Holography XVII and Holographic Materials IX, Santa Clara, CA, 21-23 January 2003, pp. 455-464. ISBN 0819448052

Johnston, S.F. (2003) An unconvincing transformation? Michelson's interferential spectroscopy. Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza, 18(2), pp. 803-823.

2002

Johnston, S.F. (2002) Informing, teaching or propagandising? Combining Environmental and Science Studies for undergraduates. PRS-LTSN Journal, 1(2), pp. 130-140.

Johnston, S.F. (2002) From eye to machine: shifting authority in color measurement. In: Saunders, B. and Van Brakel, J. (eds.) Theories, technologies and instrumentalities of color: anthropological and historiographic perspectives. University Press of America, pp. 289-306. ISBN 0761822658

2001

Johnston, S.F. (2001) A History of Light and Colour Measurement: Science in the Shadows. Institute of Physics Press. ISBN 9780750307543

Johnston, S.F. (2001) Making light count. In: A history of light and colour measurement: science in the shadows. Institute of Physics. ISBN 0750307544

2000

Divall, C. and Johnston, S.F. (2000) Scaling Up: The Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Rise of a New Profession. Series: Chemists and chemistry, 20. Kluwer Academic: Dordrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 9780792366928

Divall, C. and Johnston, S.F. (2000) An elusive profession. In: Scaling up: the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the rise of a new profession. Series: Chemists and chemistry, 20. Kluwer Academic (part of Springer Verlag). ISBN 0792366921

Johnston, S.F. (2000) In search of space: Fourier spectroscopy, 1950-1970. In: Shinn, T. and Joerges, B. (eds.) Instrumentation: between science, state and industry. Series: Sociology of the sciences, 22. Kluwer Academic, pp. 121-141. ISBN 0792367367

1999

Divall, C., Donnelly, J.F. and Johnston, S.F. (1999) Professional identity and organisation in a technical occupation: the emergence of chemical engineering in Britain, ca 1915-1930. Contemporary British History, 13(4), pp. 56-81. (doi:10.1080/13619469908581560)

Johnston, S.F. and Divall, C. (1999) Identity through alliances: the British chemical engineer. In: Hellberg, I., Saks, M. and Benoit, C. (eds.) Professional Identities in Transition: Cross-Cultural Dimensions. Series: Monografier utgivna av Sociologiska institutionen vid Göteborgs universitet (71). Almqvist & Wiksell: Södertälje, Sweden, pp. 391-408. ISBN 9789163082436

1998

Johnston, S. F. (1998) Dogged by War: the Professionalisation of the Chemical Engineer in Britain. Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry Meeting, London, UK, 1998. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. and Divall, C. (1998) War, Efficiency and a New Industrial Order: Origins of Organised Chemical Engineering in Britain. Society for the History of Technology Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, USA, 15-18 Oct 1998. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. and Divall, C. (1998) Professionalising the Chemical Engineer in Britain. International Sociological Association Biennial Congress, Montreal, QC, Canada, 1998. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. and Divall, C. (1998) Locating the Chemical Engineer: the Role of Sponsorship in Professional Identity. International Sociological Association Meeting, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1998. (Unpublished)

Divall, C. and Johnston, S.F. (1998) Scaling up: the evolution of intellectual apparatus associated with the manufacture of heavy chemicals in Britain, 1900-1939. In: Travis, A.S., Schröter, H.G., Homburg, E. and Morris, P.J.T. (eds.) Determinants in the Evolution of the European Chemical Industry, 1900-1939: New Technologies, Political Frameworks, Markets and Companies. Series: Chemists and chemistry (16). Kluwer Academic: Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 199-214. ISBN 9780792348900

Johnston, S.F. (1998) Chemical polarimeter. In: Bud, R. and Warner, D.J. (eds.) Instruments of Science: A Historical Encyclopedia. Series: Garland reference library of social science (936). Garland: New York, USA, pp. 473-475. ISBN 9780815315612

Johnston, S.F. (1998) Colorimeter. In: Bud, R. and Warner, D.J. (eds.) Instruments of Science: A Historical Encyclopedia. Series: Garland reference library of social science (936). Garland: New York, USA, pp. 123-125. ISBN 9780815315612

Johnston, S.F. (1998) Lovibond comparator. In: Bud, R. and Warner, D.J. (eds.) Instruments of Science: A Historical Encyclopedia. Series: Garland reference library of social science (936). Garland: New York, USA, pp. 129-130. ISBN 9780815315612

Johnston, S.F. (1998) Photometer. In: Bud, R. and Warner, D.J. (eds.) Instruments of Science: A Historical Encyclopedia. Series: Garland reference library of social science (936). Garland: New York, USA, pp. 456-458. ISBN 9780815315612

Johnston, S.F. (1998) Refractometer. In: Bud, R. and Warner, D.J. (eds.) Instruments of Science: A Historical Encyclopedia. Series: Garland reference library of social science (936). Garland: New York, USA, pp. 521-523. ISBN 9780815315612

Williamson, M. J., Southall, J. P., Hubbard, H. V.S. A., Johnston, S. F. , Davies, G. R. and Ward, I. M. (1998) NMR measurements of ionic mobility in model polymer electrolyte solutions. Electrochimica Acta, 43(10-11), pp. 1415-1420. (doi:10.1016/S0013-4686(97)10077-9)

1997

Johnston, S. F. (1997) Transforming Spectroscopy: Tactics of an Emergent Community. Historical Conference on Research-Technology, CNRS, Paris, 1997. (Unpublished)

1996

Johnston, S. F. (1996) Lighting the Way? Illuminating Engineering in America and Britain. Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, London, UK, 01-04 Aug 1996. (Unpublished)

Divall, C. and Johnston, S. F. (1996) The Evolution of Intellectual Apparatus Associated with Developments in Bulk Chemical Manufacturing in Britain to 1939. Determinants in the Evolution of Chemistry, European Science Foundation, Strasbourg, France, 04 Oct 1996. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (1996) Sharing, Straddling or Synthesising? Communities of Light Measurers. In: British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 1996, (Unpublished)

Johnston, S.F. (1996) Making light work: practices and practitioners of photometry. History of Science, 34, pp. 273-302.

Johnston, S.F. (1996) The construction of colorimetry by committee. Science in Context, 9(4), pp. 387-420.

Johnston, S.F. , Ward, I.M., Cruickshank, J. and Davies, G.R. (1996) Spectroscopic studies of triflate ion association in polymer gel electrolytes and their constituents. Solid State Ionics, 90, pp. 39-48. (doi:10.1016/S0167-2738(96)00381-5)

Southall, J.P., Hubbard, H.V.S.A., Johnston, S.F. , Rogers, V., Davies, G.R., McIntyre, J.E. and Ward, I.M. (1996) Ionic conductivity and viscosity correlations in liquid electrolytes for incorporation into PVDF gel electrolytes. Solid State Ionics, 85, pp. 51-60. (doi:10.1016/0167-2738(96)00040-9)

1992

Bryant, F.J. and Johnston, S.F. (1992) Infrared adsorption measurements in the field using LED sources. Power Engineering Journal, 6(2), pp. 56-60.

Johnston, S.F. (1992) Gas monitors employing infrared LEDs. Measurement Science and Technology, 3, pp. 191-195. (doi:10.1088/0957-0233/3/2/008)

1991

Johnston, S.F. (1991) Big boom physics. Physics World, 4(5), p. 79.

Johnston, S.F. (1991) Fourier Transform Infrared: A Constantly Evolving Technology. Series: Ellis Horwood series in analytical chemistry. Ellis Horwood: New York, USA. ISBN 9780133274790

1990

Johnston, S.F. (1990) The evolution of FTIR technology. Chemistry in Britain, 26, pp. 573-579.

Johnston, S.F. (1990) The Goldilocks principle. Physics World, 3, p. 76.

1989

Johnston, S.F. (1989) Autonomous meridian scanning photometer for auroral observations. Optical Engineering, 28(1), pp. 20-24.

1985

Gault, W.A., Johnston, S.F. and Kendall, D.J.W. (1985) Optimization of a field-widened Michelson interferometer. Applied Optics, 24(11), pp. 1604-1608. (doi:10.1364/AO.24.001604)

Sheperd, G.G., Gault, W.A., Miller, D.W., Pasturczyk, Z., Johnston, S.F. , Kosteniuk, P.R., Haslett, J.W., Kendall, D.J.W. and Wimperis, J.R. (1985) WAMDII: wide-angle Michelson Doppler imaging interferometer for Spacelab. Applied Optics, 24(11), pp. 1571-1584. (doi:10.1364/AO.24.001571)

1984

Wimperis, J.R. and Johnston, S.F. (1984) Optical cements for interferometric applications. Applied Optics, 23(8), pp. 1145-1147. (doi:10.1364/AO.23.001145)

1983

Johnston, S.F. , Crozier, E.D. and Clayman, B.P. (1983) Far infrared reflectivity of liquid Ga-Te alloys. Canadian Journal of Physics, 61(11), pp. 1503-1509. (doi:10.1139/p83-195)

1981

Johnston, S.F. (1981) Thermodynamic evidence for clustering in liquid Ga-Te alloys. Philosophical Magazine B, 43(5), pp. 937-940. (doi:10.1080/01418638108222359)

1980

Carman, P.D. and Johnston, S.F. (1980) Effects of ambient conditions on film sensitivity. Canadian Surveyor, 34(2), pp. 131-138.

Johnston, S.F. (1980) Recording spectrophotometer. In: Walker, J. (ed.) Light and Its Uses: Making and Using Lasers, Holograms, Interferometers and Instruments of Dispersion: Readings from Scientific American. W.H. Freeman: San Francisco, Calif., USA, pp. 124-130. ISBN 9780716711841

Johnston, S.F. and Clayman, B.P. (1980) Reflectivity measurements on hot reactive liquids using an FIR laser. Applied Optics, 19(18), pp. 3118-3120. (doi:10.1364/AO.19.003118)

1979

Johnston, S.F. (1979) Holographic animation apparatus. American Journal of Physics, 47(8), pp. 681-682. (doi:10.1119/1.11720)

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Articles

Johnston, S. F. (2018) Alvin Weinberg and the promotion of the technological fix. Technology and Culture, 59(3), pp. 620-651. (doi:10.1353/tech.2018.0061)

Johnston, S. F. (2018) The technological fix as social cure-all: origins and implications. IEEE Technology and Society, 37(1), pp. 47-54. (doi:10.1109/MTS.2018.2795118)

Johnston, S. F. (2018) Vaunting the independent amateur: Scientific American and the representation of lay scientists. Annals of Science, 75(2), pp. 97-119. (doi:10.1080/00033790.2018.1460691) (PMID:29676218)

Johnston, S. F. (2017) Holograms: the story of a word and its cultural uses. Leonardo: Art Science and Technology, 50(5), pp. 493-499. (doi:10.1162/LEON_a_01329)

Johnston, S. (2017) Beware the cult of 'tech fixing' -- it's why America is eyeing the nuclear button. Conversation, 6 Sep.

Johnston, S. F. (2017) Technological parables and iconic illustrations: American technocracy and the rhetoric of the technological fix. History and Technology, 33(2), pp. 196-219. (doi:10.1080/07341512.2017.1336851)

Johnston, S. F. , Franks, B. and Whitelaw, S. (2017) Crowd-sourced science: societal engagement, scientific authority and ethical practice. Journal of Information Ethics, 26(1), pp. 49-65.

Johnston, S. F. (2016) Holograms are no longer the future, but we must not forget them - here's why. Conversation, 24 Nov.

Johnston, S. F. (2015) Holograms and contemporary culture. Oxford University Press Blog,

Johnston, S. F. (2015) Holograms and the technological sublime. Oxford University Press Blog,

Johnston, S.F. (2013) Science, technology and society for our century [inaugural lecture, 16 April 2013]. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S.F. (2012) L'épopée de l'holographie. Pour la Science(414), pp. 72-76.

Johnston, S.F. (2011) Whatever became of holography? American Scientist, 99(6), pp. 482-489.

Johnston, S.F. (2011) Making the invisible engineer visible: DuPont and the recognition of nuclear expertise. Technology and Culture, 52(3), pp. 548-573.

Johnston, S.F. (2011) Security and the shaping of identity for nuclear specialists. History and Technology, 27(2), pp. 123-153. (doi:10.1080/07341512.2011.573265)

Johnston, S.F. (2009) Implanting a discipline: the academic trajectory of nuclear engineering in the USA and UK. Minerva, 47(1), pp. 51-73. (doi:10.1007/s11024-009-9114-6)

Johnston, S.F. (2009) Creating a Canadian profession: the nuclear engineer, c. 1940-1968. Canadian Journal of History: Annales Canadiennes d'Histoire, 44(3), pp. 435-466.

Johnston, S.F. (2008) A cultural history of the hologram. Leonardo: Art Science and Technology, 41(3), pp. 223-229. (doi:10.1162/leon.2008.41.3.223)

Johnston, S.F. (2006) The physical tourist. Physics in Glasgow: a heritage tour. Physics in Perspective, 8(4), pp. 451-465. (doi:10.1007/s00016-006-0310-6)

Johnston, S.F. (2006) Absorbing new subjects: holography as an analog of photography. Physics in Perspective, 8(2), pp. 164-188. (doi:10.1007/s00016-006-0264-8)

Johnston, S.F. (2005) Attributing scientific and technical progress: the case of holography. History and Technology, 21(4), pp. 367-392. (doi:10.1080/07341510500198701)

Johnston, S.F. (2005) From white elephant to Nobel Prize: Dennis Gabor’s wavefront reconstruction. Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences, 36(1), pp. 35-70. (doi:10.1525/hsps.2005.36.1.35)

Johnston, S.F. (2005) Shifting perspectives: holography and the emergence of technical communities. Technology and Culture, 46(1), pp. 77-103.

Johnston, S.F. (2004) Telling tales: George Stroke and the historiography of holography. History and Technology, 20(1), pp. 29-51. (doi:10.1080/07341510410001674466)

Johnston, S.F. (2004) Holography: from science to subcultures. Optics and Photonics News, 15(7), pp. 36-41. (doi:10.1364/OPN.15.7.000036)

Johnston, S.F. (2004) Stephen Benton on holography, Polaroid and MIT. Optics and Photonics News, 15(8), pp. 32-35. (doi:10.1364/OPN.15.8.000032)

Johnston, S.F. (2003) An unconvincing transformation? Michelson's interferential spectroscopy. Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza, 18(2), pp. 803-823.

Johnston, S.F. (2002) Informing, teaching or propagandising? Combining Environmental and Science Studies for undergraduates. PRS-LTSN Journal, 1(2), pp. 130-140.

Divall, C., Donnelly, J.F. and Johnston, S.F. (1999) Professional identity and organisation in a technical occupation: the emergence of chemical engineering in Britain, ca 1915-1930. Contemporary British History, 13(4), pp. 56-81. (doi:10.1080/13619469908581560)

Williamson, M. J., Southall, J. P., Hubbard, H. V.S. A., Johnston, S. F. , Davies, G. R. and Ward, I. M. (1998) NMR measurements of ionic mobility in model polymer electrolyte solutions. Electrochimica Acta, 43(10-11), pp. 1415-1420. (doi:10.1016/S0013-4686(97)10077-9)

Johnston, S.F. (1996) Making light work: practices and practitioners of photometry. History of Science, 34, pp. 273-302.

Johnston, S.F. (1996) The construction of colorimetry by committee. Science in Context, 9(4), pp. 387-420.

Johnston, S.F. , Ward, I.M., Cruickshank, J. and Davies, G.R. (1996) Spectroscopic studies of triflate ion association in polymer gel electrolytes and their constituents. Solid State Ionics, 90, pp. 39-48. (doi:10.1016/S0167-2738(96)00381-5)

Southall, J.P., Hubbard, H.V.S.A., Johnston, S.F. , Rogers, V., Davies, G.R., McIntyre, J.E. and Ward, I.M. (1996) Ionic conductivity and viscosity correlations in liquid electrolytes for incorporation into PVDF gel electrolytes. Solid State Ionics, 85, pp. 51-60. (doi:10.1016/0167-2738(96)00040-9)

Bryant, F.J. and Johnston, S.F. (1992) Infrared adsorption measurements in the field using LED sources. Power Engineering Journal, 6(2), pp. 56-60.

Johnston, S.F. (1992) Gas monitors employing infrared LEDs. Measurement Science and Technology, 3, pp. 191-195. (doi:10.1088/0957-0233/3/2/008)

Johnston, S.F. (1991) Big boom physics. Physics World, 4(5), p. 79.

Johnston, S.F. (1990) The evolution of FTIR technology. Chemistry in Britain, 26, pp. 573-579.

Johnston, S.F. (1990) The Goldilocks principle. Physics World, 3, p. 76.

Johnston, S.F. (1989) Autonomous meridian scanning photometer for auroral observations. Optical Engineering, 28(1), pp. 20-24.

Gault, W.A., Johnston, S.F. and Kendall, D.J.W. (1985) Optimization of a field-widened Michelson interferometer. Applied Optics, 24(11), pp. 1604-1608. (doi:10.1364/AO.24.001604)

Sheperd, G.G., Gault, W.A., Miller, D.W., Pasturczyk, Z., Johnston, S.F. , Kosteniuk, P.R., Haslett, J.W., Kendall, D.J.W. and Wimperis, J.R. (1985) WAMDII: wide-angle Michelson Doppler imaging interferometer for Spacelab. Applied Optics, 24(11), pp. 1571-1584. (doi:10.1364/AO.24.001571)

Wimperis, J.R. and Johnston, S.F. (1984) Optical cements for interferometric applications. Applied Optics, 23(8), pp. 1145-1147. (doi:10.1364/AO.23.001145)

Johnston, S.F. , Crozier, E.D. and Clayman, B.P. (1983) Far infrared reflectivity of liquid Ga-Te alloys. Canadian Journal of Physics, 61(11), pp. 1503-1509. (doi:10.1139/p83-195)

Johnston, S.F. (1981) Thermodynamic evidence for clustering in liquid Ga-Te alloys. Philosophical Magazine B, 43(5), pp. 937-940. (doi:10.1080/01418638108222359)

Carman, P.D. and Johnston, S.F. (1980) Effects of ambient conditions on film sensitivity. Canadian Surveyor, 34(2), pp. 131-138.

Johnston, S.F. and Clayman, B.P. (1980) Reflectivity measurements on hot reactive liquids using an FIR laser. Applied Optics, 19(18), pp. 3118-3120. (doi:10.1364/AO.19.003118)

Johnston, S.F. (1979) Holographic animation apparatus. American Journal of Physics, 47(8), pp. 681-682. (doi:10.1119/1.11720)

Books

Franks, B., Hanscomb, S. and Johnston, S. F. (2017) Environmental Ethics and Behavioural Change. Routledge Earthscan: UK. ISBN 9781138924055

Johnston, S. F. (2015) Holograms: A Cultural History. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198712763

Johnston, S.F. (2012) The Neutron's Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199692118

Johnston, S.F. (2009) History of Science: A Beginner's Guide. Series: Oneworld beginners guides. OneWorld: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781851686810

Johnston, S.F. (2006) Holographic Visions: a History of New Science. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198571223

Johnston, S.F. (2001) A History of Light and Colour Measurement: Science in the Shadows. Institute of Physics Press. ISBN 9780750307543

Divall, C. and Johnston, S.F. (2000) Scaling Up: The Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Rise of a New Profession. Series: Chemists and chemistry, 20. Kluwer Academic: Dordrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 9780792366928

Johnston, S.F. (1991) Fourier Transform Infrared: A Constantly Evolving Technology. Series: Ellis Horwood series in analytical chemistry. Ellis Horwood: New York, USA. ISBN 9780133274790

Book Sections

Johnston, S. F. (2014) The cultural landscape of three-dimensional imaging. In: Techniques and Principles in Three-Dimensional Imaging: An Introductory Approach. Series: Advances in multimedia and interactive technologies (AMIT) book series. IGI Global: Hershey, PA, pp. 212-232. ISBN 9781466649323 (doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-4932-3)

Johnston, S.F. (2010) Why display? Representing holography in museum collections. In: Morris, P.J.T. and Staubermann, K.B. (eds.) Illuminating Instruments. Series: Artefacts (7). Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press: Washington DC, USA, pp. 97-116. ISBN 9780978846039

Johnston, S.F. (2009) Der parallaktische Blick: Der militarische Ursprung der Holographie. In: Das Holografische Wissen. Diaphanes: Zurich, Switzerland, pp. 33-57. ISBN 9783037340714

Johnston, S.F. (2009) The telephone in Scotland. In: Veitch, K. (ed.) Transport and Communications. Series: Publications of the European Ethnological Research Centre; Scottish life and society: a compendium of Scottish ethnology (8). John Donald: Edinburgh, pp. 716-727. ISBN 9781904607885

Johnston, S. F. (2008) A historian's view of holography. In: Caulfield, H.J. and Vikram, C.S. (eds.) New Directions in Holography and Speckle. Series: Nanotechnology book series. American Scientific Publishers: Stevenson Ranch, CA, pp. 3-15. ISBN 9781588831019

Johnston, S.F. (2007) Gerhard Herzberg. In: Koertge, N. (ed.) New Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Charles Scribner's Sons: New York, USA. ISBN 9780684313207

Johnston, S.F. (2007) Holography. In: Peres, M.R. (ed.) Focal Encyclopedia of Photography: Digital Imaging, Theory and Applications, History, and Science. Elsevier: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 551-554. ISBN 9780240807409 (doi:10.1016/B978-0-240-80740-9.50110-0)

Johnston, S.F. (2006) Emmett Leith: early work and influence. In: Bjelkhagen, H.I. (ed.) Advances in Display Holography: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Display Holography (ISDH), St Asaph, Wales, 10-14 July 2006. River Valley Press: St Asaph, Wales, UK, pp. 2-7. ISBN 9780955352713

Johnston, S.F. (2006) Explosion with a slow-burning fuse: the origins of holography in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In: Denisiuk, I.N., Suinov, V. and Stoykova, E. (eds.) Holography 2005: International Conference on Holography, Optical Recording, and Processing of Information, Varna, Bulgaria, 21-25 May 2005. Series: Proceedings of SPIE (6252). SPIE: Bellingham, Wash., USA.

Johnston, S.F. (2006) Yuri Denisyuk: an appreciation. In: Bjelkhagen, H.I. (ed.) Advances in Display Holography: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Display Holography (ISDH), St Asaph, Wales, 10-14 July 2006. River Valley Press: St Asaph, Wales, pp. 8-13. ISBN 9780955352713

Johnston, S.F. (2005) Chemical process engineering. In: Hempstead, C.A. and Worthington, W.E. (eds.) Encyclopaedia of 20th-Century Technology. Routledge: New York, USA, pp. 141-146. ISBN 9781579583866

Johnston, S.F. (2005) Infrared detectors. In: Hempstead, C.A. and Worthington, W.E. (eds.) Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology. Routledge: New York, USA, pp. 434-436. ISBN 9781579583866

Johnston, S.F. (2005) Infrared spectroscopy. In: Hempstead, C.A. and Worthington, W.E. (eds.) Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology. Routledge: New York, USA, pp. 754-757. ISBN 9781579583866

Johnston, S.F. (2005) Public and private lighting. In: Hempstead, C.A. and Worthington, W.E. (eds.) Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology. Routledge: New York, USA, pp. 464-466. ISBN 9781579583866

Johnston, S.F. and Harvey, M. (2005) Science studies in a liberal arts curriculum. In: Hill, C. and Johnston, S.F. (eds.) Below the Belt : The Founding of a Higher Education Institution. University of Glasgow Crichton Publications: Dumfries, UK, pp. 73-86. ISBN 0 85261 815 8

Johnston, S.F. (2002) From eye to machine: shifting authority in color measurement. In: Saunders, B. and Van Brakel, J. (eds.) Theories, technologies and instrumentalities of color: anthropological and historiographic perspectives. University Press of America, pp. 289-306. ISBN 0761822658

Johnston, S.F. (2001) Making light count. In: A history of light and colour measurement: science in the shadows. Institute of Physics. ISBN 0750307544

Divall, C. and Johnston, S.F. (2000) An elusive profession. In: Scaling up: the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the rise of a new profession. Series: Chemists and chemistry, 20. Kluwer Academic (part of Springer Verlag). ISBN 0792366921

Johnston, S.F. (2000) In search of space: Fourier spectroscopy, 1950-1970. In: Shinn, T. and Joerges, B. (eds.) Instrumentation: between science, state and industry. Series: Sociology of the sciences, 22. Kluwer Academic, pp. 121-141. ISBN 0792367367

Johnston, S.F. and Divall, C. (1999) Identity through alliances: the British chemical engineer. In: Hellberg, I., Saks, M. and Benoit, C. (eds.) Professional Identities in Transition: Cross-Cultural Dimensions. Series: Monografier utgivna av Sociologiska institutionen vid Göteborgs universitet (71). Almqvist & Wiksell: Södertälje, Sweden, pp. 391-408. ISBN 9789163082436

Divall, C. and Johnston, S.F. (1998) Scaling up: the evolution of intellectual apparatus associated with the manufacture of heavy chemicals in Britain, 1900-1939. In: Travis, A.S., Schröter, H.G., Homburg, E. and Morris, P.J.T. (eds.) Determinants in the Evolution of the European Chemical Industry, 1900-1939: New Technologies, Political Frameworks, Markets and Companies. Series: Chemists and chemistry (16). Kluwer Academic: Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 199-214. ISBN 9780792348900

Johnston, S.F. (1998) Chemical polarimeter. In: Bud, R. and Warner, D.J. (eds.) Instruments of Science: A Historical Encyclopedia. Series: Garland reference library of social science (936). Garland: New York, USA, pp. 473-475. ISBN 9780815315612

Johnston, S.F. (1998) Colorimeter. In: Bud, R. and Warner, D.J. (eds.) Instruments of Science: A Historical Encyclopedia. Series: Garland reference library of social science (936). Garland: New York, USA, pp. 123-125. ISBN 9780815315612

Johnston, S.F. (1998) Lovibond comparator. In: Bud, R. and Warner, D.J. (eds.) Instruments of Science: A Historical Encyclopedia. Series: Garland reference library of social science (936). Garland: New York, USA, pp. 129-130. ISBN 9780815315612

Johnston, S.F. (1998) Photometer. In: Bud, R. and Warner, D.J. (eds.) Instruments of Science: A Historical Encyclopedia. Series: Garland reference library of social science (936). Garland: New York, USA, pp. 456-458. ISBN 9780815315612

Johnston, S.F. (1998) Refractometer. In: Bud, R. and Warner, D.J. (eds.) Instruments of Science: A Historical Encyclopedia. Series: Garland reference library of social science (936). Garland: New York, USA, pp. 521-523. ISBN 9780815315612

Johnston, S.F. (1980) Recording spectrophotometer. In: Walker, J. (ed.) Light and Its Uses: Making and Using Lasers, Holograms, Interferometers and Instruments of Dispersion: Readings from Scientific American. W.H. Freeman: San Francisco, Calif., USA, pp. 124-130. ISBN 9780716711841

Edited Books

Hill, C. and Johnston, S.F. (Eds.) (2005) Below the Belt: The Founding of a Higher Education Institution: Essays in Honour of Professor Rex C. Taylor, Founding Director of the Crichton Campus of the University of Glasgow. University of Glasgow Crichton Publications: Dumfries, UK. ISBN 9780852618158

Research Reports or Papers

Johnston, S. , Matare, D., Pettersen, D., Mumba, R., Pullanikkatil, D., Zachary, S. and Karimi, N. (2018) Kenya-Malawi Biomass Energy Project Summary Report. Project Report. School of Interdisciplinary Studies. (Unpublished)

Conference or Workshop Item

Johnston, S. F. (2016) American Technocracy and the Rhetoric of the Technological Fix. 7th European Society for the History of Science Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 22-24 Sep 2016. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2016) Tracing and Trusting the Technological Fix. Three Societies Meeting (History of Science Society; British Society for the History of Science; Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science), Edmonton, Canada, 22-25 Jun 2016. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. , Franks, B. and Whitelaw, S. (2016) Crowd sourced science: societal engagement, scientific authority and ethical practice. Informing the Good Society, Edinburgh Napier University, 15 Apr 2016. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2015) Trusting the Technological Fix: Tracing a Technological Faith. Society for the History of Technology Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 08-11 Oct 2015. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2015) Amateur Physics in America: Fostering Technical Enthusiasms, 1920-70. Invited seminar, Université de Paris Diderot (Paris 7), 10 Mar 2015. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2013) The Goldilocks Profession: Defining the Nuclear Engineer. 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Manchester, UK, 21-28 Jul 2013. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2012) The Secrecy and Counterculture of Holography. Understanding Technology, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2012. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2012) The Prehistory of Art Holography. Royal College of Art Holography Unit exhibition, Glasgow, UK, 14 Sep - 05 Oct 2012. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2010) The Atomic Cloister: Secrecy and the Shaping of Technical Identity, 1940-60. British Society for the History of Science Annual Meeting, Aberdeen, UK, 22-25 Jul 2010. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2010) Defining the Nuclear Engineer in the UK, USA and Canada, 1940-65. 7th Meeting of Science and Technology in the European Periphery, Galway, Ireland, 17-20 Jun 2010. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2010) How Colour was Tamed. Farb Wissen, Universitat Ttechnische Berlin, 2010. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2009) Other Dimensions of Holography: the Historical, Social and Cultural. Photons, Neurons and Bits: Holography for the 21st Century, MIT, Cambridge MA, USA, 06-07 Mar 2009. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2007) The Postwar American Scientific Instrument Industry. High-Tech Postwar Industry workshop, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2007) 'Studying marginalised physical sciences. 'Writing the History’ of the Physical Sciences after 1945: State of the Art, Questions, and Perspectives, Strasbourg, France, 07-09 Jun 2007. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2007) Studying Marginalised Physical Sciences. Writing the History of the Physical Sciences after 1945: State of the Art, Questions and Perspectives, Strasbourg, France, 2007. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2006) Holography: a History (and a Future?) of Expansion. Holopack-Holoprint Conference 2006, Vienna, Austria, 15-17 Nov 2006. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2006) The History of Holography: Multiple Visions. Seventh International Symposium on Display Holography, St Asaph, Wales, 10-14 Jul 2006. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2005) Scientists, Artists and Artisans: the Making of Holographic Communities. Royal Photographic Society Holography Group meeting, London, UK, 30 Apr 2005. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2004) From Classified Research to Public Access Holography: Equipment as Social Liberator. British Society for the History of Science 2004 Annual Meeting, Liverpool, UK, 27 Jun 2004. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2003) Scientific Instruments and their Cultures. Jahrestagung Chemie der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Munich, Germany, 06-11 Oct 2003. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2003) Holoscopes, Wave Photographs and Lensless Photography: Changing Visions of Holography. ', International Conference on Optical Holography and Its Applications, Kiev, Ukraine, 24-26 May 2003. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (2003) Mixing Disciplines: the Measurement of Light and Colour During the Twentieth Century. La Mesure au Croisement de la Physique, de la Physiologie et de la Psychologie, CNRS, Paris, 2003. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (1998) Dogged by War: the Professionalisation of the Chemical Engineer in Britain. Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry Meeting, London, UK, 1998. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. and Divall, C. (1998) War, Efficiency and a New Industrial Order: Origins of Organised Chemical Engineering in Britain. Society for the History of Technology Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, USA, 15-18 Oct 1998. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. and Divall, C. (1998) Professionalising the Chemical Engineer in Britain. International Sociological Association Biennial Congress, Montreal, QC, Canada, 1998. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. and Divall, C. (1998) Locating the Chemical Engineer: the Role of Sponsorship in Professional Identity. International Sociological Association Meeting, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1998. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (1997) Transforming Spectroscopy: Tactics of an Emergent Community. Historical Conference on Research-Technology, CNRS, Paris, 1997. (Unpublished)

Johnston, S. F. (1996) Lighting the Way? Illuminating Engineering in America and Britain. Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, London, UK, 01-04 Aug 1996. (Unpublished)

Divall, C. and Johnston, S. F. (1996) The Evolution of Intellectual Apparatus Associated with Developments in Bulk Chemical Manufacturing in Britain to 1939. Determinants in the Evolution of Chemistry, European Science Foundation, Strasbourg, France, 04 Oct 1996. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Johnston, S. F. (2015) Capturing Enthusiasms: Scientific American and the Shaping of Amateur Scientists. In: British Society for the History of Science Annual Meeting, 2015, Swansea, UK, 02-05 Jul 2015, (Unpublished)

Johnston, S.F. (2003) Reconstructing the history of holography. In: Practical Holography XVII and Holographic Materials IX, Santa Clara, CA, 21-23 January 2003, pp. 455-464. ISBN 0819448052

Johnston, S. F. (1996) Sharing, Straddling or Synthesising? Communities of Light Measurers. In: British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 1996, (Unpublished)

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