Science, Technology and World War I: International Workshop

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PROGRAMME

 

MONDAY 29 JUNE

9.30

Welcome and Introduction

 

9.45

Joseph GAL

Chemical Warfare in World War I: History, Chemistry, Toxicology, Consequences 

10.30

Kenneth KNOESPEL

One of Many: A German Soldier at the Western Front, 1914-1918 

11.15

Maureen MALOWANY

The Influenza Pandemic 1918-19: Current Debates; Unanswered Questions 

 

13.30

Nick LERA   

Front Line Transport in World War I: An Examination of the Vital Role Played by the Trench Tramways

14.15

Guy BEINER

The Pre-Memory of the Great War

 

15.30pm

Shaul KATZIR

The Growing Prominence of Science in the Aftermath of World War I

16.15

Ute DEICHMANN

The Aftermath of World War I: The Academic Boycott against Germany and Austria – Scientific and Political Consequences 

 

TUESDAY 30 June

9.15

Peter MORRIS

Ersatz Rubber in Germany 

10.00

Jeffrey JOHNSON

Chemistry vs. The Blockade: Ersatz Materials and German Explosives Production in Word War I 

 

11.00

Ernst HOMBURG

Restructuring the Dutch Chemical Industry: A Bold Response to the Absence of Imports from Germany

11.45

Tony TRAVIS

The Nitrogen Industry in World War I: Confronting the Nitrate Problem 

 

13.45

Arne SCHIRRMACHER 

On the (Self-)Mobilization of Scientists: The Impact of Physics in World War I and Thereafter 

14.30

David AUBIN

The Total War of Paris Mathematicians

 

15.30

Michael ECKERT

The Rise of Modern Aerodynamics in World War I

16.15

Assaf MOND

Zeppelinophobia: The Airships Raids on British Urban Spaces during World War I

17.00

Barbara WOLFF

Albert Einstein and War

 

WEDNESDAY 1 July

9.45

Nick LERA

The Hedjaz Railway: Pilgrim Route or Instrument of Occupation? 

10.30

Chen MELLING

The Strategic Roles of Railways in Ottoman Palestine During World War I

 

11.15

Conclusion: Round Table Discussion

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