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Princeton Workshop in the History of Science: Atomic Sciences

///Princeton Workshop in the History of Science: Atomic Sciences

Princeton Workshop in the History of Science: Atomic Sciences

Princeton Workshop in the History of Science, 2004-2005 Atomic Sciences

Organized by Angela Creager and Michael Gordin November 5-6 (Friday & Saturday), 2004

Friday, November 5

8:30 a.m. coffee, juice and pastries available in 210 Dickinson Hall

Session 1 / 9:00 am / 211 Dickinson Hall

Peter J. Westwick, California Institute of Technology: “Science, Civilians, and the Military in the Early Atomic Age” John Krige, Georgia Institute of Technology: “American Hegemony and the Promotion of Basic Science in Europe in the Early Cold War” S.M. Amadae, New School University, New York: “Cold War Social Science: Reworking the Enlightenment Project to Nullify Marxism” Commentator: Daniel J. Kevles, Yale University

Lunch will be served for all registered participants in room 210, Dickinson Hall

Session 2 / 1:30 pm / 211 Dickinson Hall

Itty Abraham, Social Science Research Council, Washington, D.C.: “The Ambivalences of Nuclear History” Gabrielle Hecht, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: “Nuclear Ontologies” Commentator: M. Susan Lindee, University of Pennsylvania

Keynote Speaker, Peter Galison of Harvard University: “Wastelands and Wilderness: Forbidden Zones of Nuclear Desecration and Sanctified Nature” Friday, November 5, 4:30-6:00 p.m. 101 McCormick Hall Auditorium Reception to follow in lobby

Saturday, November 6

8:30 a.m. coffee, juice and pastries available in 210 Dickinson Hall

Session 3 / 9:00 am / 211 Dickinson Hall

John Beatty, University of British Columbia: “From the Manhattan Project to the Human Genome Project” Soraya de Chadarevian, Cambridge University: “Nuclear Fallout: Genetic Concerns Post – 1945” Bruno J. Strasser, University of Lausanne: “”Atoms for Peace”: A European Perspective on Biology and Medicine in the Atomic Age” Commentator: Angela N.H. Creager, Princeton University

Lunch will be served in room 210, Dickinson Hall

Session 4 / 1:30 pm / 211 Dickinson Hall

David Kaiser, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: “Guarding the Atomic Secret: Theory and Theorists in the Early Cold War” Alexei B. Kojevnikov, University of Georgia, Athens: “The Making of the Soviet Bomb and the Shaping of Cold War Science” Commentator: Michael D. Gordin, Princeton University

4:30 pm Final Discussion, 211 Dickinson Hall followed by Reception, 210 Dickinson Hall

Please contact Tina Erdos, [email protected] or 609-258-6705, to register.

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