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Organizer: DFG Research Group “Cooperation and Competition in the Sciences” at LMU Munich, Prof. Dr. Helmuth Trischler (Deutsches Museum) and Dr. Darina Volf (LMU Munich)

Venue: Kerschensteiner Kolleg, Deutsches Museum, Museumsinsel 1, 80538 Munich, Germany
Date: 16-17 March 2023

Deadline: 30 September 2022 (for proposals), 15 February 2023 (for papers)

Workshop: "Transnational Cooperation and Competition in European Science and Technology"
The workshop is organized by the research group “Cooperation and Competition in the Sciences” located at LMU Munich and funded by the German Research Foundation. The aim of the workshop is to bring together scholars working on history and politics of science and technology in Europe. The workshop will focus on the political, social, economic, organizational and epistemic effects of Europeanization in the field of science and technology. We are interested in how processes of transnational cooperation, networking and integration of research policies at European level shaped scientific practices, knowledge production and technological innovation in the last fifty to sixty years. We do not limit ourselves to integration processes within the European Union but understand Europeanization in a wider sense as convergence and increasing interconnectedness of science and technology across Europe, including integration efforts in the former Eastern bloc as well as pre-1989 collaboration transcending the so-called Iron Curtain.
We are interested in presentations that look at processes of Europeanization in science and technology in general, but we also explicitly welcome insights related to different scientific disciplines and fields. While we assume that there has been an increasing tendency toward Europeanization of science and technology since the 1970s, we do not mean to take Europeanization as a given. Thus, one of the aims of the workshop is to discuss to what extent European science and technology have been affected by opposing processes of de-Europeanization, nationalizing tendencies and competition between individual European countries.
We invite scholars from history of science and technology, European integration studies, science and technology studies, and related fields to send an abstract of about 500 words with a brief biographical information by 30 September 2022 to H.Trischler@deutsches-museum.de and darina.volf@lmu.de. Speakers’ travel expenses and accommodation will be covered. Papers will be pre-circulated (deadline 15 February 2023). The conference language is English. Publication of conference proceedings as a journal special issue is planned.
Confirmed keynote speaker: Johan Schot (Utrecht University).

Dr. Darina Volf
LMU Munich
Historisches Seminar
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Munich

Prof. Dr. Helmuth Trischler
Deutsches Museum München
Museumsinsel 1
80538 Munich