Making Science Global:
Reconsidering the Social and Intellectual Implications of the
International Polar and Geophysical Years
Of interest to: History of science (earth sciences, meteorology, space science); arctic and antarctic history; history of government & international politics.
October 31-November 1, 2007
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, S.W.
This NSF-supported conference examines the impetus for (and the impact upon) science, society, and culture of the International Polar Years (IPYs) of 1882-83 and 1932-33, and the International Geophysical Year of 1957-58, as well as how historical perspectives might be useful for those involved in the current IPY in 2007-2008. Speakers will explore the origins of these efforts, their political dimensions, and their consequences. The conference will overlap with the annual meeting of the History of Science Society, which starts in Washington on November 1. The oral paper sessions for the conference are set, but we do have room for related poster papers. For the details (including speakers and abstracts) and how to register for this meeting (free, but required) go to:
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