Meetings

Monthly HSTM Working Group

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 Ocean HSTM Meetings:

Instituting Biology in the Great Lakes: Scientific Survey Work and Inland Seas Maritime Culture, 1893-1903. Judy Johns Schloegel (independent Scholar)

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT


Aviroop Sengupta (Columbia University)

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST


PAST MEETINGS

2021

During the 26th International Congress of History of Science and Technology, ICHO sponsored six panels, with 24 presentations around the History of the Oceans. Details on the panels and talks can be found here.

2013

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.

S108. Knowledge at work in the oceans of the world
Sponsoring bodies
DHST Oceanography Commission
DHST Pacific Circle Commission
Symposium organisers:
Walter LENZ | Institute of Oceanography, Germany
Vera SCHWACH | Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, Norway
Mon 22 July, late morning until late afternoon

S108-A. Observers and instruments
Mon 22 July, late morning
Chair: Walter LENZ | Institute of Oceanography, Germany
Commentary: Roy MACLEOD | University of Sydney, Australia
Loïc PÉTON | Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France

 

Vera SCHWACH | Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, Norway

 

S108-B. Expeditions
Mon 22 July, early afternoon
Chair: Vera SCHWACH | Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, Norway
Johan VAN BENNEKOM | Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands

 

Cornelia LÜDECKE | University of Hamburg, Germany
Colin SUMMERHAYES | Scott Polar Research Institute, United Kingdom

 

Marcel WERNAND | Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands
Hans VAN DER WOERD | Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Winfried GIESKES | University of Groningen, Netherlands

 

S108-C. On the interpretation of in-situ data
Mon 22 July, late afternoon
Chair: Cornelia LÜDECKE | University of Hamburg, Germany
Commentary: Roy MACLEOD | University of Sydney, Australia
Symposium abstract

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.

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