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Subject:

Call for papers: “Astronomy and astronautics under dictatorial regimes”

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Pedro Ruiz-Castell <[log in to unmask]>

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Pedro Ruiz-Castell <[log in to unmask]>

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Apologies for cross-posting

Call for papers: “Astronomy and astronautics under dictatorial 
regimes”


ASTRONOMY AND ASTRONAUTICS UNDER DICTATORIAL REGIMES
24–25 September 2015
Instituto de Historia de la Medicina y de la Ciencia López Piñero
University of Valencia, Valencia (Spain)

Submissions are invited for the conference/workshop “Astronomy and 
astronautics under dictatorial regimes” on topics related to the 
development of astronomy, astrophysics and astronautics during 
twentieth-century dictatorships and totalitarian regimes. During 
the last decades, historians have shown an increasing interest in 
the study of the relations between science, politics and power 
under such regimes. While the cases of physics and life sciences 
have been thoroughly investigated, the science of the universe has 
so far received little attention. In this sense, the workshop aims 
at exploring to what extent astronomy and astronautics have 
contributed to shape and define twentieth-century dictatorships and 
totalitarian regimes. Submissions are invited on (but not limited 
to) the following topics:
- International collaboration: problems and opportunities.
- Observatories, institutions and the shaping of regimes.
- Amateur astronomy: sociability and popularization.
- Imperialism and colonialism: expeditions and discourses.
- Aeronautics, astronautics and the conquest of space.

The workshop language is English. Paper presentations will be 30 
min.

Please send abstract proposals of no more than 200 words to the 
email address below before 15 July 2015. Include a short biography 
highlighting main research interests (max. 50 words). 

For proposals and inquiries, please contact:
Pedro Ruiz-Castell, [log in to unmask]  

--
Pedro Ruiz-Castell
Institut d'Història de la Medicina i de la Ciència López Piñero
Universitat de València
Plaça Cisneros, 4
46003 València (Spain)
Tel. (+34)963926236
http://uv.academia.edu/PedroRuizCastell

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