#98 looks forward to the 2013 International Congress, by exploring global histories of science, history of science around the globe, and even historical globes themselves. The Earth Under Surveillance team outline their collaborative research project in a feature article on the Cold War, geosciences, and environmentalism (1-3). Walter Gam Nkwi gives a fascinating insight into teaching history of science and technology in Cameroon (7). And that actual historical globe is the ‘Object of the Issue’ (8). A bumper reviews section covers non-fiction, fiction and television (9-13), and Hasok Chang is the interviewee (14).