Barbara E. Hof

Barbara E. Hof, MA


Phone: 044 634 66 98

Address: Kantonsschulstrasse 3, 8001 Zürich

Room number: KAB-G-08


Barbara E. Hof is currently writing a dissertation on the history of education and training in the so-called "big science" (1945-1970). Her research interests also include the intersection of cybernetics and educational technology, the cultural history of artificial intelligence, the history of higher education, and epistemology (in particular model theories).

She was awarded the 2018 ISCHE Early Career Conference Paper Award for her paper "The turtle, the mouse, and the invention of constructivist learning theory".


She is a member of the International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE), the Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, der Medizin und Technik (GWMT), the UZH Digital Society Initiative, and affiliated researcher of the Digital Agenda

Current seminar: Digitalisierung und Bildung – Digitalisierung (in) der Bildung? Forschungsseminar (MA) im HS19-FS20 mit Stefan Kessler


Publications and Presentations (PDF, 59 KB)(-June 2019)