Call for Papers: Exploratory Workshop on Peter Ritchie Calder and the Public Culture of 20thc Science

On 25 April 2007, the London PUS Seminar will host a meeting at LSE to begin to explore the career and influence of the science journalist Peter Ritchie Calder (1906-1982).

Ritchie Calder was pioneering science correspondent for the Daily Herald, reporter on London’s Blitz, Director of Plans and Operations for the Political Warfare Executive, organiser for the British Association for the Advancement of Science, leading figure in the Association of British Science Writers, President of CND, participant in several United Nations Agencies and Lecturer in International Relations.

He wrote extensively on science and its social relations, warfare, atomic energy, international relations and much more. As a subject for science and technology studies he represents a significant, but under-researched subject.

As a figure with such broad concerns, Ritchie Calder sits within the interests of many kinds of historian: of science, journalism, politics, warfare. We invite scholars of all persuasions to contribute offers of 20 or 40 minute papers.

Expressions of interest are welcome to [email protected] by friday 19th January at the latest.

Jane Gregory Tim Boon Co-organisers on behalf of London PUS Seminar