Author: Gordon Barrett

  • 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 Exploding […]

  • 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 in […]

  • 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 vice […]

  • 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 Be […]

  • 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’ […]

  • 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’ […]

  • 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 played […]

  • 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 prominent […]

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