Environmental histories of the Visegrad countries:

Cold War and the environmental sciences

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Prague workshop 2012

Environmental histories of the Visegrad countries:

Cold War and the environmental sciences


Programme

Friday, March 23

Arrival


19.30 Dinner* - Grosseto Marina Restaurant

Welcome Drink on behalf of the director of the Institute of Contemporary History

*Meeting in the restaurant Grosseto Marina (located on the boat; two metro stations from the hotel, get out at the metro station Staroměstská and go in the direction to the Vltava river...)

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Saturday, March 24

MORNING SESSION

9.30-11.00

Session Theme: Environmental histories of the Cold War


Robert Marc Friedman (NO), "Environmental Sciences during the Cold War": The need and opportunity for trans-national, multi-disciplinary collaborations

Julia Lajus (RU): Circulation of knowledge between the Soviet and Scandinavian scientists about warming of the Arctic, 1920s- 1950s

Jonathan Oldfield (GB), Conceptualisations of climate & climate change amongst Soviet geographers, 1945 - early 1960

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11.00-11.15 Coffee Break

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11.15-12.45

Session Theme: Environmental histories of the Cold War – the Visegrad countries


Leszek Zasztowt (PL), The Impact of politics on the environmental sciences in Stalinist Poland (some general remarks)

Maria Palasik (HU), The new industrial towns and environment in Hungary in the 50s

Zsuzsanna Borvendég (HU), A former socialist model city Tatabánya on the edge of environmental disaster

Ludovít Hallon (SK), Environmental issues the socialist industrialisation in Slovakia in the 1950´s

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12.45-13.30 - Lunch

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AFTERNOON SESSION


13.30-15.00

Session Theme: V4 Sources, archives, running projects


Jan Szumski (PL), The Soviet Impact (Communist Party of the Soviet Union - CPSU) on Environmental Sciences in Poland (based on diclosure documents from Russian archives)

Emma Hakala (FI), Environment in the Cold War interaction framework

Jana Dlouhá (CZ), Projects at the Charles University Environment Center

Silke Fengler (AT), Environmental sciences in Austria


15.00-15.15 Coffee break


15.15-16.30 - Discussion: Networking opportunities in the future

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Sunday, 25 March


MORNING SESSION

10.30-12.30 - Conclusions: Research agenda, edited book & networking (to be circulated in advance)


12.30 - Lunch


Departure