Oct 28, 2021
Measuring the Earth Discussion Group
- 14:00 to 15:00
- Discussion Group
- Dept. III
The date for the second meeting in the fall series of the Measuring the Earth discussion group is approaching: we will convene on October 28, 2021, 14:00-15:00 CEST.
We will continue with the discussion of oceanic depths we begun in September, focussing on issues related to science in the cold war. The readings we plan to discuss are:
- Lino Camprubí, “‘No Longer an American Lake’: Depth and Geopolitics in the Mediterranean,” Diplomatic History 44, no. 3 (June 1, 2020): 428–46, https://doi.org/10.1093/dh/dhaa020.
- Ronald E. Doel, Tanya J. Levin, and Mason K. Marker, “Extending Modern Cartography to the Ocean Depths: Military Patronage, Cold War Priorities, and the Heezen–Tharp Mapping Project, 1952–1959,” Journal of Historical Geography, Historical Geographies of the Sea, 32, no. 3 (July 1, 2006): 605–26, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2005.10.011.
Contact and Registration
In case you have questions about the discussion group or a specific session feel free to contact WILKO HARDENBERG.
About This Series
Born originally out of the activities of the Measuring the Earth digitalization project within the Art of Judgement research cluster, the discussion group expands the former's focus on the history of geodesy to explore the broader historiographical debate on instances of measurement and surveying in the geosciences. Ideas for readings for our future meetings are always welcome.