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”

Symposium: When Science Diplomacy Divides

European Society for the History of Science 8th Biennial MeetingLondon, 14-17 September 2018 The concept of science diplomacy has gained traction in recent years, as the foreign offices of various nations have appreciated and begun reassessing the influence and importance of the soft power of science and technology. Scientists themselves are also recognising the diplomatic roles they have playedContinue reading “Symposium: When Science Diplomacy Divides”

Workshop: Science Diplomacy: Themes and Case Studies

Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester, UK9 February 2018 In recent years a number of scholars from international relations studies and science and technology studies have started to explore the relevance of “science diplomacy” to both international affairs and 20th century scientific collaborations. This attention has seen prominentContinue reading “Workshop: Science Diplomacy: Themes and Case Studies”