Workshop: Science Communication and the Dissemination of Knowledge in Cold War Greece

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IKYDA project (no. 57628081)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | Central European standard time



09:50 – 10:00                         Introductory Words by the Organizers

Maria Rentetzi & George Vlachakis


10:00 – 10:40                          Kostas Tampakis | Institute of Historical Research/National Hellenic Research Foundation

Science communication for a Christian nation: The journal “Aktines” and the Christian Union of Scientists (1946 to 1974)


10:40 – 11:20                          Danae Karydaki | University of Thessaly

‘A mental re-baptism in the font of national traditions and ideals’: psy-sciences communication in post-Civil War Greece


11:20 – 11:40                          Coffee Break


11:40 – 12:20                          Maria Rentetzi, Loukas Freris, Ekaterina Rybkina | FAU

George Vlachakis, Iraklis Vogiatzis, Konstantinos Konstantopoulos | Hellenic Open Univesity

“Gagarin Save Us”: Yuri Gagarin’s Visit to Athens in 1962 and space exploration as a cold war battlefield


12:20 – 13:00                          Zinovia Lialiouti | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

A means to an end or a means in itself? Nuclear science and space exploration in the context of US Cultural Diplomacy towards Greece, 1957-1967


13:00 – 15:00                          Lunch Break


15:00 – 15:40                          Eirini Karamouzi | University of Sheffield & Dionysis Chourchoulis | Ionion University

Talking nuclear in Greece from the energy crisis to the end of the Euromissiles, 1973-1987


15:40 – 16:20                          Christos Mais | University of Thessaly

The Ford Foundation in Greece: An Overview


16:20 – 17:00                          Concluding Discussion and next steps