ESHS 2022 Symposia, ECR Lecture & STAND General Meeting

STAND is sponsoring a pair of symposia at the 10th Conference of the European Society for the History of Science, held in Brussels, 7-10 September 2022. The first is a pair of panels on ‘Science Diplomacy and Politics’ and the second is a trio of panels on ‘The Politics of Data, Environments, and Infrastructures’.

Sam Robinson, a STAND Vice President, is delivering one of the conference’s prestigious Early Career Lectures, which will be held on Wednesday, 7 September, 3:30-6:00pm.

The Commission is holding its annual general meeting at the ESHS conference on Friday, 9 September, 6:30-7:30pm in Room AW.1.121.

Provisional Programme for STAND-Sponsored Sessions:

35 – Science Diplomacy and Politics – 1, Thursday, 8 September, 11:00am-1pm, Room: H.1.302
Organisers: Matthew Adamson & Doubravka Olšáková
Chair: Sam Robinson

‘The Other Needham and China: Situating Dorothy Needham in Sino-British Science Diplomacy, 1944-1972’, Gordon Barrett

‘Turning the World Upside Down: The naturalist Correia da Serra and the American Hemisphere Project, ‘Ana Simões & Maria Paula Diogo

‘When “Purity” meets Politics: High-energy Physics in the Early Cold War Period’, Barbara Hof

‘Diplomatic Studies of Science’, Maria Rentetzi

36 – Science Diplomacy and Politics – 2, Thursday, 8 September, 1:30-4:00pm, Room: H.1.302
Organisers: Matthew Adamson & Doubravka Olšáková|
Chair: Simone Turchetti

The Politics of Technological Instruments or the Whole-Body Counter as a Mute Diplomat’, Clara Florensa

‘A Southern Soft Power? The idea of a House for Brazilian scholars at the International University City of Paris in the Interwar Period’, Luciana Vieira & Silvia Figueirôa

‘East-European Challenges of Pugwash: Critical Milestones in East-West Cooperation across the Iron Curtain’, Doubravka Olšáková

‘Institutionalizing Physics between Global Ambitions and Geopolitical Constraints: The History of IUPAP as a Hybrid Science Diplomacy Agent’, Roberto Lalli

38 – The Politics of Data, Environments, and Infrastructures – 1, Saturday, 10 September, 9:00-10:30am, Room: AW.1.121
Organisers: Matthew Adamson & Doubravka Olšáková
Chair: Grigoris Panoutsopoulos

‘Science Diplomacy behind ‘Data Politics’? Collaboration and Competition in the Setting up of IGY World Data Centers’, Simone Turchetti

‘The ‘Soul’ of ALMA: Science Diplomacy in a Transnational Astronomical Facility’, Barbara Kirsi Silva

‘The Prelude to US-China Space Cooperation: The Role of Satellite Ground Stations in Nixon’s Rapprochement with Beijing’, Tonio Savina

39 – The Politics of Data, Environments, and Infrastructures – 2, Saturday, 10 September, 11:00am-1:00pm, Room: AW.1.121
Organisers: Matthew Adamson & Doubravka Olšáková
Chair: Doubravka Olšáková
Commentator: Sam Robinson

‘The Political Use of Science in the Diplomacy of the Scramble for Africa, 1875–1891’, Daniel Gamito-Marques

‘Ecological Diplomacy between Spain and Saudi Arabia: The Protection of Birds of Prey in a Hunters’ Society’, Sergio Arias Ramos

‘”The Domination of the World”: How Physical Environmental Knowledge Became Vital to U.S.National Security and Foreign Policy Aims in the Early 1960s’, Ronald E. Doel

40 – The Politics of Data, Environments, and Infrastructures – 3, Saturday, 10 September, 2:00-4:00pm, Room: AW.1.121
Organisers: Matthew Adamson & Doubravka Olšáková
Chair: Gordon Barrett

‘International Seismic Data Centres in the Twentieth Century’, Lif Jacobsen

‘Science Diplomacy and the Italian Communist Party During the Cold War’, Daniele Cozzoli

‘The Hidden Corners of the Uranium Information Clearinghouse: The Politics of the International Uranium Geology Information System’, Matthew Adamson

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