CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

APOLLO DIALOGUES WORKSHOP: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON SPACEFLIGHT IN SOCIETY

Registration Open
until Friday, September 7, 2018


Convening Friday, December 7, 2018, 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
at the Smithsonian Institution Ripley Center
on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon offers an opportunity to reflect on what we know about the Apollo era and its legacies, what we still need to learn, and how we may best record and interpret the significance of spaceflight in society today and into the future. We invite colleagues whose research and writing extend our understanding of Apollo, the Apollo era, human spaceflight, future space, and related areas to join together in assessing the current state of the field, suggesting new lenses for analysis and interpretation, and considering new paths for future scholarship.

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Description

We seek to engage 50 to 100 participants representing:
  • a mix of senior, mid-career, and emerging scholars and writers;
  • participants within and beyond the disciplines of space history and the history of science and technology, including other fields in the social sciences and humanities; and
  • journalists, writers, and other non-Ph.D. historians who present history in well-researched forms in the print and broadcast media, documentary and feature films, popular literature, and the arts.

We plan to make travel grants up to $500 to graduate students and others with demonstrable need.

We hope to catalyze new research leading to a second workshop in late 2019 and resulting in a publication before the Apollo 17 Anniversary in 2022.

Please see the program for more details.