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History of Computer Science
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The history of science is inseparable from human knowledge. It is well known that the development of science is impossible without learning the history of this science. Special attention should be paid to the History of Computer Science. During the several past decades, various branches of Computer Science and Information Technologies were developing at an unprecedented rate. Obviously, they have had a very strong influence on the society. Unfortunately, in Russia no research in the field of the History of Computing has been undertaken until the recent years. Beginning from the end of 1990's, fundamental investigations of the History of Cybernetics and Computer Science have been carried out in our Department. The results of this work were presented in several monographs published in 1998-2004:
As a matter of fact, such a Center already exists, and one of its important parts is
"Virtual Archives on the History of Cybernetics and Computer Science":
We created this site in cooperation with the Novosibirsk State University. Now, the investigations on the History of Computer Science in our Department are going forward. The work appears to be quite promising in the context of the development in our country of this extremely important scientific and technological field. At the same time, our research work is a valuable contribution to the cause of conservation of cultural and scientific heritage.
Head of the project: Professor Ya. Fet