To bring together scholars who explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences

Preliminary Programme

Showing: Science & Technology (all days)
Wed 4 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Thu 5 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Fri 6 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Sat 7 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

All days
Wednesday 4 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
H-2 - LAT06 : Traveling Scientists and the Politics of Translating Science in the Americas
MAP/OG/018 Maths and Physics
Networks: Latin America , Science & Technology Chair: Brett Troyan
Organizer: Jadwiga E. Pieper MooneyDiscussants: -
Philipp Altmann : Imported Sociology and Local Marxism: Ecuadorian Social Sciences between the Blocs
Benjamin Cowan : Race, Gender, Cold War Fears, and the Subjectivities of Etymology: the Linguistic Purchase of Machismo
Claire Perrott : Volcanologists, Petrologists, and the Power of Parícutin: How a Michoacán Volcano changed Science
Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney : Traveling Experts in the Americas: Doctors, Demographers, and the Deployment of Science in the Cold War
Peter B. Soland : ‘Tickling the Dragon's Tail': Technocracy, Moral Politics, and Nuclear Policy in Latin America

Wednesday 4 April 2018 16.30 - 18.30
L-4 - TEC06 : New STS Perspectives on Innovation and Resistance
PFC/02/013 Sir Peter Froggatt Centre
Network: Science & Technology Chairs: -
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Viktor Borisov : A Steel Bullet for Russian Army (1760 – 1762): between Magic and Science
Lena Eckert-Erdheim : “Builds Muscles, Dams Tear Ducts”: the Promise of Testosterone in 1938
Francisco Molina Artaloytia : Interaction between Theory and Biography: Homosexuals under the Iberian Dictatorships of the Twentieth Century (1912- 1979)
Roberto Sala : So Similar, So Different. The Institutionalization of Sociology in Germany and the United States in the Early 20th Century
Felicitas Söhner : Social Ethical Implications and their Medical-historical Framework of Human Genetics in Germany – in the Memory of Contemporary Witnesses

Thursday 5 April 2018 16.30 - 18.30
L-8 - TEC01 : Patents and Innovation
PFC/02/013 Sir Peter Froggatt Centre
Network: Science & Technology Chair: Frank Schipper
Organizer: Alessandro NuvolariDiscussants: -
Ugo Gragnolati : Innovation, Localized Knowledge Spillovers and the British Industrial Revolution, 1700-1850
Mario Holzner , Stefan Jestl : State Capacity and European Technological and Economic Development from 1870 to 1913
Jochen Streb , Sybille Lehman-Hasemeyer : Inventors' Experience and Expectation in the German State of Wuerttemberg, 1818-1866

Friday 6 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
L-9 - TEC02 : Patents and Innovation in the European Periphery (Spain, Italy and Sweden)
PFC/02/013 Sir Peter Froggatt Centre
Network: Science & Technology Chair: Alessandro Nuvolari
Organizers: -Discussants: -
David Andersson , Fredrik Tell : From Fighting Monopolies to Promoting Industry - Patent Laws and Innovation in Sweden 1819-1914
Patricio Saiz : "Use It or Lose It" - Innovation Under Short-Lived Patents: Evidence from 19th Century Working Clauses
Michelangelo Vasta : The Early Phases of the Italian Patent System (1861-1870)

Friday 6 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
L-10 - TEC03 : Science and Technology in Authoritarian Regimes: Implications for STS
PFC/02/013 Sir Peter Froggatt Centre
Network: Science & Technology Chair: Pedro Ruiz-Castell
Organizers: Pedro Ruiz-Castell, Carlos TaberneroDiscussant: Carlos Tabernero
Dolores Augustine : The German Democratic Republic: a Technological Dictatorship
Lino Camprubí : Authoritarian or Capitalistic? Historical Categories for Spanish Cold War Science
Clara Florensa : Science and Science Communication in the Political Struggle between Different Francoist Factions
George N. Vlahakis : The Queen, the Junta and the Scientists. What happened with Physics in 1950s’ Greece and Afterwards

Saturday 7 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
G-13 - RUR07a : Policies of Innovation and Technological Change in European Atlantic Agricultures (1945 – 2000)
MAP/OG/017 Maths and Physics
Networks: Rural , Science & Technology Chairs: -
Organizers: Bruno Esperante Paramos, Lourenzo Fernández PrietoDiscussants: -
Alba Díaz Geada : Dairy Specialization in Rural Galiza. Resistances and Adaptations in Capitalist Modernization under Franco Dictatorship
Bruno Esperante Paramos : Policies of Technological Change and Moto-mechanization in the Galician Agriculture 1939-1986
Lourenzo Fernández Prieto : Two Social Behaviour in the Technological Change in 20th Century
Daniel Lanero Táboas : A Successful Experience of Dairy Specialization: the Región of Beira Litoral, 1960 – 1980 (Portugal)

L-13 - TEC05 : Public Statistics and Quantification Tools to Measure the Rich and the Poor in Europe
PFC/02/013 Sir Peter Froggatt Centre
Networks: Economic History , Science & Technology Chair: Cecilia Lanata Briones
Organizers: Cecilia Lanata Briones, Béatrice TouchelayDiscussant: Béatrice Touchelay
Helena Bergman , Johan Edman & Lena Erikson : Scientific State or State Science? The Knowledge-base of Swedish Welfare Research and Welfare Policy 1915–2015
Florence Jany-Catrice : Conflicts in Measuring and Using a Price Index - the Case of France over the Twentieth Century
Andrew Newell , Hector Gutierrez Rufrancos : Inequality among Working Households in Europe, 1890-1960
Benedicte Reynaud : Unemployment and Poverty in Britain (1601-1931): the Counting of the Unemployed
Elise Van Nederveen Meerkerk , Corinne Boter : Household Consumption in the Dutch Empire, 1890-1930

Saturday 7 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
C-14 - MAT11 : Energising the Home: the Role of Women in Energy Choices
OSCR Lanyon Building
Networks: Material and Consumer Culture , Science & Technology Chair: Graeme Gooday
Organizer: Abigail Harrison MooreDiscussant: Graeme Gooday
Abigail Harrison Moore : Suggestions for Domestic Energy Decisions: a Womens’ Guide to Lighting the Home.
Sorcha O'Brien : Electrical Demonstrators and Irish Countrywomen: Official and Voluntary Promotion of Irish Rural Electrification
Ruth Sandwell : Women as Energy Agents: the Case of Rural Canada, 1880-1950
Karen Sayer : Light Assembling and Reflecting Gender in the Provincial English Middle Class Home, 1815-1900

L-14 - TEC04 : Scientific and Technological Expertise about Natural Resources: Cases from Russia and Neighboring Countries
PFC/02/013 Sir Peter Froggatt Centre
Network: Science & Technology Chairs: -
Organizer: Julia LajusDiscussants: -
Alexandra Bekasova : Emergence of Material Scientists’ Expert Community in Imperial Russia: Intensive Industrial and Transport Network Development, Quality of Construction Materials and “the Cement Question”, 1880-1915
Evgeniya Dolgova : Was the Scientific Community in the USSR Communist (?): Statistical Documents on Scientists in 1929-1937
Julia Lajus : Concept of ‘Natural Resources’ and Changing Attitudes towards Resources and its Users in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union
Jonathan Oldfield : The Commission for the Study of the Natural Productive Forces of Russia (KEPS) and the Development of Russian Geography, 1915-1930