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Developing Science Policy in occupied and liberated Europe, ca. 1930s–1960s Is there a Nazi science policy and what does it consist of? How is it practiced in the occupied countries and how do national research systems emerge in Cold-War-Europe? The goal of the conference in Vienna was to provide an overview of the development of science policy in occupied and liberated Europe, ca. 1930s–1960s as a basis for comparison. The conference aimed at two perspectives of comparison – between the various occupied countries in Nazi Europe and between East and West in Cold-War-Europe. Specific questions to be negotiated in the conference…
26. May 2023


On Thursday, June 16 2022, a small workshop within the EARI collaboration took place in Stockholm, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The theme dealt with the topic of Neutrality and the European Academies of Sciences during the Cold War. Talks were given by Alice Oates from Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge about "The Royal Society, the International Geophysical Year (1957–58), and neutral science in Antarctica". Johannes Feichtinger of the Austrian Academy of Sciences talked about "De-Provincializing Research in Austria: The Academy of Sciences, the State’s Neutrality Policy and Cold War". Nils Hansson from Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf talked…
16. June 2020