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Martin Campbell-Kelly is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Warwick who has specialised in the history of computing.[1][2]

Martin Campbell-Kelly
Alma materSunderland Polytechnic (PhD)
Known forHistory of computing
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Warwick
ThesisFoundations of computer programming in Britain 1945-1955 (1980)

Campbell-Kelly has served on the editorial board of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing journal. He is a committee member of the Computer Conservation Society, a Specialist Group of the British Computer Society.[3][4][5]



Campell-Kelly was educated at Sunderland Polytechnic where he was awarded a PhD in 1980 on the Foundations of computer programming in Britain 1945–1955.[6]


Campbell-Kelly has authored, edited numerous books and journal articles on the history of computing.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13]


  1. ^ Martin Campbell-Kelly, Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, UK.
  2. ^ Campbell-Kelly, M. (2014). "Maurice Vincent Wilkes". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2013.0020.
  3. ^ Martin Campbell-Kelly his obituaries of prominent computer science figures in The Guardian
  4. ^ Lectures by Martin Campbell-Kelly available from Gresham College
  5. ^ List of publications from Microsoft Academic
  6. ^ Campbell-Kelly, Martin. (1980). Foundations of computer programming in Britain 1945–1955 (PhD thesis). Sunderland Polytechnic.
  7. ^ Books by Martin Campbell-Kelly, Google Books.
  8. ^ Martin Campbell-Kelly (1989). ICL: A Business and Technical History. Clarendon: Oxford University Press. p. 409. ISBN 0-19-853918-5.
  9. ^ Martin Campbell-Kelly and William Aspray (1996). Computer: A History of the Information Machine, Basic Books/HarperCollins. ISBN 0-465-02989-2.
  10. ^ Martin Campbell-Kelly, Mary Croarken, Raymond Flood, Eleanor Robson, eds. (2003). The History of Mathematical Tables. Oxford University Press. p. 137. ISBN 978-0-19-850841-0.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  11. ^ Martin Campbell-Kelly (December 2005). "The User-friendly Typewriter". The Rutherford Journal. 1.
  12. ^ Martin Campbell-Kelly (September 2009). The Origin of Computing, Scientific American.
  13. ^ Campbell-Kelly, M. (2006). "David John Wheeler". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 52: 437. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2006.0030.

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