Call for Papers: History of NASA and the Environment Symposium

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Organized by NASA, Georgetown University, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology
Date: September 29-30, 2022 Location: Georgetown University/Hybrid

The NASA History Office, Georgetown University, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology invite proposals for papers to be presented at a two-day symposium at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. The purpose of the symposium is to analyze the history of NASA’s interest in, responses to, exploration of, and impact upon, environments as broadly construed. The planning committee thus welcomes papers exploring NASA’s relationship to environments on Earth, on other planetary bodies, and in deep space, as well as papers undertaking a variety of methodological approaches including not only the history of science, environmental history, and the history of technology, but also social, cultural, political, economic, legal, and other types of historical analysis. Diverse scholars at every seniority level are encouraged to apply, and Georgetown is pleased to provide funding for hotel accommodations for two nights near the university. The format of the symposium will be a combination of panel discussions, keynote talks, and group discussion. The intention is to publish an anthology of selected papers.

If you wish to present a paper or have questions, please send an abstract of no more than 400 words and a short biography or curriculum vita, including affiliation, by July 1, 2022 to:

Dr. Brian C. Odom, NASA:
Dr. Dagomar Degroot, Georgetown University:
Dr. Neil Maher, New Jersey Institute of Technology:

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