Professor Emeritus of Social Science and History Roosevelt University


Phone 203-752-9912 or 203-508-2144
E-mail dan.headrick@att.net
Postal mail 96 Colony Road, New Haven, CT 06511

What’s New?
“Sleeping Sickness and Western Medicine, 1900-1940.” Paper read at the conference on Imperial Technologies in the Making of the Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century World, University of Lisbon, March 10-13, 2013.


“Technology Transfer in the  Age of Imperialism: The Case of Irrigation.” Paper read at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2011.”Le rôle stratégique des câbles sous-marins intercontinentaux, 1854-1945.” Paper read at the Colloque historique sur les télécommunications, Paris, October 2010.

POWER OVER PEOPLES: TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTS, AND WESTERN IMPERIALISM, 1400 TO THE PRESENT was published by Princeton University Press in 2009, now available in paperback ($24.95 from Amazon). Find out more at http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9007.html. A Spanish translation, El Poder y el Imperio: La tecnología y el imperialismo, de 1400 a la actualidad, was published by Edición Crítica in 2011. An Italian edition, Il Predominio dell’Occidente, was published by Il Mulino in 2011.

TECHNOLOGY: A WORLD HISTORY was published by Oxford University Press ($17.95 from Amazon) in March 2009. An Arabic edition was published by Kalima (Abu Dhabi) in 2011.

Strategic and Military Aspects of Submarine Telegraph Cables” in COMMUNICATIONS UNDER THE SEAS, ed. by Bernard Finn and Daqing Yang was published in June 2009 by MIT Press.

A Double-Edged Sword: Communications and Imperial Control in British India, 1847-1947” keynote address at the Conference on Telecommunication and Globalization at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) in September 2009



Environmental History

History of Technology

International Relations

Books Published
POWER OVER PEOPLES (Princeton University Press, 2009) 

TECHNOLOGY: A WORLD HISTORY (Oxford University Press, 2009)

THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES (Houghton Mifflin, 2008) 

WHEN INFORMATION CAME OF AGE (Oxford University Press, 2000)

THE INVISIBLE WEAPON (Oxford University Press, 1991)

THE TENTACLES OF PROGRESS (Oxford University Press, 1988)

THE TOOLS OF EMPIRE (Oxford University Press, 1981)

EJÉRCITO Y POLÍTICA EN ESPAÑA (Editorial Tecnos, 1981)