FW: Call for Papers "Remembering the Space Age"
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Subject: Call for Papers "Remembering the Space Age"
"Remembering the Space Age"
50th Anniversary of the Space Age
Call for Papers
PLEASE NOTE SHIFT IN DATE BY ONE DAY
FROM PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT
The NASA History Division and the National Air and Space Museum History
Division issue a call for papers for a conference on the 50th
anniversary of the Space Age, to be held in Washington D.C. October
22-23, 2007 in conjunction with the 50th anniversary meeting of the
Society for the History of Technology. The conference is titled
"Remembering the Space Age," and encompasses two main themes:
1) National and Global Dimensions of the Space Age. Has the Space Age
fostered a new global identity, or has it reinforced distinct national
identities? How does space history connect with national histories and
with the histories of transnational or global phenomena such as the Cold
War or the rise of global markets or global satellite communications?
2) Remembrance and Cultural Representation of the Space Age. How is the
historical record of the Space Age collected, preserved, displayed, and
interpreted around the world, especially in the US, Russia, the European
Union, Canada, and China? What purpose do space museums serve and what
message do they convey? How accessible are space archives? How do the
"official" versions of events square with the document trail and with
eyewitness accounts? How has the Space Age been represented in the
arts, the media, the movies, in propaganda discourse, and so on?
Please send all proposals, in the form of a 300 word abstract and a
brief vita, to Dr. Steven J. Dick NASA Chief Historian, at
steven.j.dick@.... The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2007.
Dr. Steven J. Dick
NASA Chief Historian
Director, NASA History Division
Office of External Relations
300 E Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20546-0001
202 358 0383 (PH)
202 358 2866 (Fax)