Historians of oceanography will be well represented at the International Congress on the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, held in Manchester in 2013. We are excited to take part in it! ICHO has co-sponsored (with the Pacific Circle) the following panel. The links should work, so go ahead and have a look around!
Walter LENZ | Institute of Oceanography, Germany
Vera SCHWACH | Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, Norway
Colin SUMMERHAYES | Scott Polar Research Institute, United Kingdom
Hans VAN DER WOERD | Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Winfried GIESKES | University of Groningen, Netherlands
Guenther RADACH | (not listed), Germany
When historians turn seaward the view include not only the coastline, but also the ocean which for a large part is not discernible by men directly. Thus ships, machines, gears, tools, instruments and skills have been critical for the attempts to understand the conception of the sea. Science was – and is- of critical significance as a way of knowing the sea, and the technologies used by scientist mediated crucial knowledge about the ocean. The contributers to the Symposium will through their cases-studies examine the importance of some of the tools and the methods used in the field studies on the ocean, in order to deepen the overall understanding of scientific practice and scientists at work.