The Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine hosts a History of Ocean Science, Technology, and Medicine working group. This group can be accessed here and meets every third Tuesday at 2pm (EDT).
Upcoming Oceans STM Meetings:
- March 16, 2021 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT: Samm Newton, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Pteropods Realized: From Bio-indication to Bio-inspiration”
- April 20, 2021 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT: Katharina Steiner, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Changing Audiences, Changing Meanings: Haeckel’s Copepods and Biology’s Popular Culture”
- May 18, 2021 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT: Judy Johns Schloegel, Independent Scholar, “Instituting Biology in the Great Lakes: Scientific Survey Work and Inland Seas Maritime Culture, 1893-1903”
Meeting Minutes of the December 2013 Council Meeting of the Division of History of Science, Technology and Medicine can be accessed here.
ICHO has sponsored the following panel at the International Congress on the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, held in July 2013 in Manchester, UK.
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.