Andre MillardProfessor
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Heritage Hall 360T

Research and Teaching Interests: Popular culture, film and music, World War II

Office Hours: M/W 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Tu/Th 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Andre Millard is a historian of technology who also teaches in the School of Engineering. After graduating from Emory University with a PhD in 1983 he was an editor of the Thomas Edison Papers in New Jersey and has published several books about America’s greatest inventor.

Millard’s interest in technology extends to popular culture and military history; his “World War II Day by Day” seminars and classes took six years to cover the war and its aftermath. Millard also works with the Birmingham Holocaust Education Centre in its mission to understand the causes and consequences of this tragedy.

His latest book Equipping James Bond: Guns, Gadgets and Technological Enthusiasm, is a scholarly study of 007’s gadgets. 


Andre Millard and Amber GenauHY 106: World History and Technology

Andre Millard will be collaborating with his colleague Amber Genau of Materials Science and Engineering in developing a new core history class: “World History and Technology.” Here they are in Dr. Genau’s Solidification Lab in the School of Engineering with some of the tools and texts to bring a new perspective to world history: one focused on science and technology. Scientific advances in areas like climatology and genome sequencing have unlocked many mysteries of our past, and this class will keep students up to date in the new discoveries that are rewriting history.


Recent Courses

  • World War II Day by Day
  • The American Film
  • Film in the 1960s

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