Steven A. Walton

 

Steven A. Walton finished his dissertation on "The Art of Gunnery in Renaissance England" in 1999 at the University of Toronto and now teaches history of science and technology at Michigan Technological University (www.social.mtu.edu/faculty/sawalton). His areas of research stem from the intersection of the history of science and technology and military history, primarily in the pre-modern period. His primary research is on early-modern "Military Gentlemen" who appropriated and marshaled scientific and technical behaviors in their effort to redefine warfare and social understandings of the military, but has ranged from the transmission of knowledge of natural science from antiquity through the middle ages, Dark Age understanding and practice of metallurgy in northwest Europe and Arab lands, and early 20th century museum collecting rationale.