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May 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - May 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Workshop Program – revised May 4, 2019

University of Toronto sponsors: Faculty of Arts and Sciences Vice-Dean for Research; Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology; Victoria University

Day 1 – Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Emmanuel College Room 108 (EM 108)

10:00-10:30: Welcome

Mark Solovey (University of Toronto, Canada)
Christian Daye (Graz University of Technology, Austria)

10:30-12:00: First session
Chair: Felix Walpole (University of Toronto, Canada)

  • Christa Wirth (University of Agder, Norway): “Felipe Landa Jocano, a Philippine Scholar between Manila and Chicago: A History of the Social Sciences, Decolonization, and the Cold War”
  • Lidiane Soares Rodrigues (Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil): “Cold War Engagements of Brazilian Political Science (1966-1988)”
  • Commentator: Kira Lussier (University of Toronto, Canada)

12:00-1:30: Lunch

1:30-3:00pm: Second session
Chair: Karl Loszak (University of Toronto, Canada)

  • Zhipeng Gao (York University, Canada): “From Child-Centered Pedagogy to Student Labor: Chinese Education’s Transnational Entanglement with the Cold War”
  • Ekaterina Babintseva (University of Pennsylvania, USA): “How to Make Learning Rational:  Soviet Psychology of Thinking in the 1960s”
  • Commentator: Breanna Lohman (University of Toronto, Canada)

3:00-3:15: Coffee break

3:15-4:45: Third session
Chair: Denisa Popa (University of Toronto, Canada)

  • Vitezslav Sommer (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic): “The Last            Battlefield of the Cold War: Social Sciences and ‘Socialist Life Style’ in Consolidated            Socialism, Czechoslovakia 1968-1989”
  • Begüm Adalet (Cornell University, USA): “Social Scientific Imaginaries: Fieldwork, Classification, Objectivity”
  • Commentator: Igor Shoikhedbrod (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

6:00-8:00: Dinner

Day 2 – Thursday, May 23, 2019

Emmanuel College Room 108 (EM 108)

10:00-12:00: First session
Chair: Daniel Halverson (University of Toronto, Canada)

  • Markus Arnold (University of Klagenfurt, Austria): “Planned Economies, Free Markets, and Social Sciences: The Origin of the ‘Knowledge Society’ in the Cold War”
  • Simon Ottersbach (Jusus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany): “Cold War Social Sciences beyond Academia? Radio Free Europe and the Transnational Circulation of Cold War Knowledge in the CIA Years (1950-1971)
  • Elena Aronova (University of California-San Diego, USA): “The Strange Career of Scientometric between West and East”
  • Commentator: Vanina Leschziner (University of Toronto, Canada)

12:00-1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30-3:00pm: Second session
Chair: Andrew Jones (University of Toronto, Canada)

  • Margarita Fajardo (Sarah Lawrence College, USA): “Latin America’s Dependency Theory: A Counter-Cold War Social Science?”
  • Per Wisselgren (Umea University, Sweden):“Decentering Cold War Social Science: Alva Myrdal’s Social Scientific Internationalism, 1950-1955”
  • Commentator: Rebecca Woods (University of Toronto, Canada)

3:00-3:15: Coffee break

3:15-4:45: Third session
Chair: Candace Massey (University of Toronto, Canada)

  • Sebastián Gil-Riaño (University of Pennsylvania, USA): “Conquering the Tropics during the Cold War: Area Studies, Modernization, and Lustropicalism in the Work of Charles Wagley”
  • Matthias Duller (Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology, and Society, Graz, Austria): “The Ford Foundation’s East European Fellowship Program, 1957-1969”
  • Commentator: Matthew Farish (University of Toronto, Canada)

5:00-6:00: Discuss Introduction and Final Wrap-Up
Chairs: Christian Daye and Mark Solovey

Mark Solovey and Christian Daye, “Introduction to Cold War Social and Behavioral Sciences in International and Transnational Contexts”


May 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am
May 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm


EM 108
Emmanuel College, 75 Queen's Park Cres E
Toronto, Canada
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