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CERN History Days Workshop

22 January 2018

CERN History Days Workshop

1-2 February 2018


The CERN History Days Workshop will take place on 1-2 February 2018. It is organized by CERN in collaboration with the Research Centre for the Humanities (RCH) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. The aim of the workshop is to investigate the possibility of relaunching the earlier CERN history project, which was concluded in 1996 with the publication of a collected 3-volume edition on the history of CERN from 1954 to 1980.

Eminent scholars have been invited to take part in the workshop: scientists who played a key role in the recent history of CERN, as well as distinguished historians, philosophers, and sociologists of science, including some of the contributors to the earlier CERN history project. On the 1st day of the workshop, the speakers will discuss historiographical and philosophical issues directly related to the recent history of CERN: the history of large-scale laboratories, the epistemology of Big Science, and the role of gender and popularization in the history of high-energy physics. On the 2nd day of the workshop, there will be six sessions, each of which will be devoted to different aspects of the proposed project: Archives and Digital Humanities, Collaboration and Diversity, Fundraising, Written History, Oral History, History and Philosophy.

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