• Special Issue: Diplomats in Science Diplomacy

    DHST Historical Commission on Science, Technology and Diplomacy-sponsored special issue of Ber. Wissenschaftsgesch (History of Science and Humanities) The Commission is excited to announce the publication of our second special issue, ‘Diplomats in Science Diplomacy: Promoting Scientific and Technological Collaboration in International Relations’, which has been edited by Lif Lund Jacobsen and Doubravka Olšáková. Editorial: […]

  • HSNS Special Issue: Science Diplomacy

    Issue Sponsored by DHST Historical Commission on Science, Technology and Diplomacy 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 have […]

  • 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 media […]

  • 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 and […]

  • 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’ […]