The IEEE Global History Network, brought to you by the IEEE History Center, is a wiki-based platform dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of innovation in the fields of electrical engineering and its allied fields. All IEEE members can contribute content and are encouraged to share their experiences and historical knowledge. Click here to learn more about the website.
The Innovation map tracks IEEE Milestones and other important events across the globe.
IEEE members and invited guests can contribute content to the GHN. To contribute, select the content type from the pull down menu and enter in the title of your page. Every contribution you make is important and helps preserve the record of the history of technology, no matter how big or small. To learn more about the contribution process and how to add content to the site, see the guide for new users and FAQ.
Using the form below, you may find pages listed under the IEEE's GHN topics and sub-topics by searching either by keyword or category. For more options, try the Advanced Search.
Peer reviewed articles on the history of major developments in electrical and computer science and technology.
Broad articles on a specific topic to which any logged in user can create and modify.
Accounts and narratives describing the interesting careers of many engineers.
Formed to recognize the achievements of the Century of Giants who formed the profession and technologies represented by IEEE.
Interviews with some of the profession’s most prominent figures.
A collection of archival documents from IEEE's corporate archives, History Center publications and operating unit archives.
Lesson plans designed for instructors teaching at the pre-university or university level.
Annually the IEEE History Center is financially supported by numerous Institutions and individuals. Their generous support is greatly appreciated in helping to maintain the numerous activities of the Center.
About half of the Centers support comes from the operating budgets of IEEE and Rutgers University, and from a quasi-endowment, known as the History Fund, which was created in 1996 by major donations from the IEEE General Fund, the IEEE Foundation General Fund, and the Friends of the IEEE History Center Fund. Since then the endowment has received many donations from the IEEE Societies, IEEE Foundation, IEEE Life Members Committee and IEEE Sections, as well as from individuals and corporations. The IEEE History Center also receives support from contracts and grants. The remaining support comes primarily from contracts and grants and annual gifts from individuals.
We need your support to continue the funding for the IEEE Global History Network. If you wish to make a donation, you can not only give personally, but ask your employer and other organizations with which you are associated whether they also have a matching gifts program of their own, or whether they want to make direct contributions. Please use the online Donation and Pledge Form to make a donation, or learn about other ways you can support the IEEE History Center.