HSNS Special Issue: Science Diplomacy

Issue Sponsored by DHST Historical Commission on Science, Diplomacy and History We are happy to announce the publication of the first of our special issues, Science Diplomacy, edited by Giulia Rispoli & Simone Turchetti. Published in Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, the volume explores this concept from a historical perspective, questioning the hagiographic and simplistic accounts that haveContinue reading “HSNS Special Issue: Science Diplomacy”

Symposium: Diplomacy and Images in Science

9th European Society for the History of Science Conference: ‘Visual, Material, and Sensory Cultures of Science’ 2nd September 2020 Panel 1: Scientific Images and International Rivalry Gordon Barrett, ‘Competing Images of Chinese Science: Photography in the Communist-Nationalist Battle for International Legitimacy during the Second World War’ Lif Lund Jacobsen, ‘Seismograph Diplomacy’ Daniele Cozzoli, ‘American mediaContinue reading “Symposium: Diplomacy and Images in Science”

Science Diplomacy: Global Online Workshop Programme

Organized by the DHST Commission on Science, Technology and Diplomacy 23 July 2020 (NB: The schedule is based on the British Summer Time [BST], not GMT) 9:00-9:45am – Science Diplomacy Commission AGM: Morning Session Topics for Discussion: introduction, updates, scholarly outputs, globalising and diversifying the commission 10:00-11:00am – Panel 1: Cooperation or Competition? Nationhood andContinue reading “Science Diplomacy: Global Online Workshop Programme”

BSHS #HistSciFest Session Video: ‘Science in 1970: A Transnational History of Fifty Years Ago’

Here’s a video of our experimental session for the BSHS Global Digital History of Science Festival, with speakers and start times for their mini-presentations listed below: Start Time Speaker Topic [00:07:16] Carringtone Kinyanjui (University of Manchester) ‘Science in 1970: A Global Picture‘ [00:14:56] Aya Homei (University of Manchester) ‘“How Should We Deal with Asia’s ExplodingContinue reading “BSHS #HistSciFest Session Video: ‘Science in 1970: A Transnational History of Fifty Years Ago’”

Science in 1970: A Transnational History of Fifty Years Ago

BSHS Global Digital History of Science Festival 7 July, 2020, 10am-12pm (UTC+1) Click here to register to attend this session (to be held on Zoom). How should we remember science in the year 1970? Fifty years ago Earth Day was first celebrated; the WMO Global Program of Atmospheric Research started; the Ancash earthquake happened inContinue reading “Science in 1970: A Transnational History of Fifty Years Ago”

Call for Papers: Science Diplomacy – Global Online Workshop and Roundtable

23 July 2020 We are organizing a one-day online workshop and a roundtable discussion on ‘science diplomacy’ (broadly construed and accommodating a variety of scholarly perspectives), to be held online on 23 July 2020. We welcome contributions especially from early career scholars wishing to exchange ideas, debate role of science in international diplomacy and viceContinue reading “Call for Papers: Science Diplomacy – Global Online Workshop and Roundtable”

Call for Papers: Prague ICHST2021 Symposia Proposals

We invite paper proposals under the two panels proposed below for ICHST2021. If enough applications are received we will make multiple three/four paper panels under each proposal. Please submit an abstract of 200 words to Dr Sam Robinson at samrobinsonphd [at] gmail [dot] com by the 15th May 2020. Proposed Panel #1: They Might BeContinue reading “Call for Papers: Prague ICHST2021 Symposia Proposals”

Update: ‘Asia in Histories of Science Diplomacy’ Conference

In light of current uncertainties and travel restrictions relating to the global spread of COVID-19, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the ‘Asia in Histories of Science Diplomacy’ conference. We are currently working on alternative arrangements for holding it at a later date and will provide further information once it becomes available.

CfP: Asia in Science Diplomacy

2nd Annual Conference of the DHST Commission on Science, Technology and Diplomacy co-sponsored by The Pacific Circle 10-12 July 2020 | Beijing, China The last decade has seen increasing interest in the concept, practice, and history of science diplomacy in international affairs during the modern period. Such discussions and debates have been dominated by ‘Western’Continue reading “CfP: Asia in Science Diplomacy”

Diplomats in Science Diplomacy: Promoting Scientific and Technological Collaboration in International Relations

Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark19-20 July 2019 Day 1 Session 1: Science Diplomacy and Geopolitical Influence ● Molly Silk (University of Manchester, Manchester, UK) “China’s Space Programme as a Tool of Diplomatic Influence.” ● Doubravka Olšáková (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic), “A Matter of Politeness: The Role of Soviet Ambassadors and ‘System Checks’Continue reading “Diplomats in Science Diplomacy: Promoting Scientific and Technological Collaboration in International Relations”