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Workshop Programme

"1970s: Turn of an era in the history of science?", 14–15 September 2015, Aarhus University

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Venue:
Aarhus Universitet, Studenternes Hus, Mogens Zieler Stuen, Building 1422, Frederik Nielsens Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C

14 September 2015

8:30–9:00  Nametag pickup and coffee

9:00–9:15  Matthias Heymann Introductory remarks

9:15–9:45  Personal introductions

FIRST SESSION: Bodies: Scientific Ideals and Science Politics

9:45–10:30  Keynote: Rüdiger Graf (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam, Germany) "Détente Science? Transformations of Knowledge and Expertise in the 1970s"

10:30–11:00  Coffee break

11:00–11:30  Dirk Thomaschke (Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany) "Providing Genetic Services: Prenatal Diagnosis, Human Genetics Experts, and Space in Denmark and Germany during the 1970s"

11:30–12:00  Giulia Frezza/Mauro Capocci (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) "Science and Medicine in the Factory: Occupational Health and the Critique of Scientific Knowledge in the 1970s Italy"

12:00–12:30  Discussion

12:30–13:30  Lunch

SECOND SESSION: Regions and Environmental Narratives

13:30–14:15  Keynote: Mark Carey (University of Oregon, Eugene, USA) "Feminist Glaciology: Rethinking Power, Knowledge, and Ice in the 1970s"

14:15–14:45  Coffee break

14:45–15:15  Christian Kehrt (Helmuth-Schmidt University, Hamburg, Germany) ”'Maybe Never Again Krill': Germany´s Antarctic Expeditions in the 1970s"

15:15–15:45  Peder Roberts/Lize-Marié van der Watt (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden) "From Khaki to Green? Arctic Science in the 1970s"

15:45–16:00  Short break

16:00–16:30  Julia Lajus (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia) "Soviet High-Level Experts and their Perception of the Western Left-Wing Vision of 'Environmental Crisis'”

16:30–17:00  Janet Martin-Nielsen (Aarhus University, Denmark) "Politicizing climate: Rhetoric, aims and actions in the UK"

17:00–17:30  Discussion

19:00  Dinner

15 September 2015

THIRD SESSION: Institutions and Institutional Transformations

9:00–9:45  Keynote: Elke Seefried (Institut für Zeitgeschichte Munich and Universität Augsburg,   Germany) "The 1970s as a Turning Point in the History of Future Studies (preliminary title)"

9:45–10:15  Coffee break

10:15–10:45  Sverker Sörlin (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden) "The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Emerging Global Climate Change"

10:45–11:15  Jennifer Beckman, Katarina Nordström (Uppsala University, Sweden) "Scale and expertise in Swedish and Nordic environmental institutionalisation, 1970-1984"

11:15–11:45  Isabell Schrickel (Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany) "Cooperation without Consensus? Integrated Scientific Approaches at IIASA, 1972–1978"

11:45–12:15  Discussion

12:15–13:15  Lunch

FOURTH SESSION: Governments: Research Programmes, Politics, and Expertise

13: 15–14:00  Keynote: Michael Egan (McMaster University Hamilton, Canada) "Crisis Disciplines and the Science of the Environmental Crisis"

14:00–14:15  Coffee break

14:15–14:45  Gabriel Henderson (Aarhus University, Denmark) "Fearing the Trickle-Down – The Development of the National Climate Program Act of 1978"

14:45–15:15  Jennifer Hubbard (Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada) "Canadian Marine Science and the 'Chaining of Prometheus'"

15:15–15:45  Discussion

15:45–16:00  Break

16:00–17:00  Commentary by Libby Robin (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia) and final discussion

19:00  Dinner