Director: Pablo López Calle
Departamento de Sociología Aplicada
Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
The Charles Babbage’Research Seminar on Social Sciences of Work was set up on December 21st 1993 at the Department of Sociology III of the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology of the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain).
This Seminar is made up of university professors, PhD students, researchers and entrepreneurial professionals in the field of Social Sciences who are committed to the research and study of work (and related issues) considered as a multidimensional phenomenon.
This research group takes the name of Charles Babbage(1791-1871) -mathematician who became a pioneer in the field of the sociological analysis of work with the publication of his book On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures in 1832- as a tribute to his ground-breaking contribution. This book was translated into Spanish in 1835 by José Díaz Imbrechts [Tratado de mecánica práctica y Economía Política].