Knowledge Notes: Upcoming Events

Workshop: What Does South-to-South Mean for Cold War Science and Technology in Asia?
– Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
– May 10, 2021, 4:00ā€“6:30 p.m. CET

This workshop examines the role and significance of science and technology at the intersections of post-colonial, post-empire, and Cold-War dynamics in Asia, with a focus on the transformative period of the 1950sā€“1970s. Specialists on Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, and Vietnam will collaboratively highlight Asia-to-Asia and South-to-South connections to productively challenge the conventional Cold War science narrative of US-centered technology transfer. . . . Further details

Workshop: Information History: How, What, Where and Why?
– Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (on Zoom)
– May 18, 2021, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. CET
– Registration deadline: May 12.

The aim of this seminar is to gather researchers from different communities with an interest in the history of information in order to explore and further the discussion of information as a concept that designates a particular way of studying history. . . . Further details

Conference: Knowledge Systems and Ottoman-European Encounters: Spatial and Social Dynamics
– University of Zurich (on Zoom)
– June 10-11, 2021, University of Zurich/ online via Zoom

. . . From a spatial perspective, how can the Ottoman Empire be included into a European history of knowledge? From a social viewpoint: how was knowledge inside or about the Ottoman Empire organized and what kind of social functions can there be distinguished? Further details

We thank Yella Nicklaus for assembling this list. Please email your tips to or tweet them @histknowledge.