The commission was established on the occasion of the DHST General Assembly of 29 July 2017 (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) following a meeting of scholars interested in setting it up. Its objectives are:
1. To promote and coordinate interdisciplinary historical studies on the relationships between science, technology and diplomacy including:
- The role of scientists in international relations (e.g. in relation to health, development, international trade, technology transfer, and the environment).
- The shaping of global governance through science and technology.
2. To promote wide-ranging investigations in terms of chronological coverage (from the distant to the recent past) and global reach (nations and continents represented) with a focus on science and technology diplomacy.
These objectives are met through:
- The organization of workshops and symposia
- The publication of scholarly articles and special journal issues
- The organization of, or participation to, funded research projects
If you are interested in becoming a member, membership is free! All you need to do is to sign up to the mailing list via the menu above.
Members meet in person at least once a year to plan ahead the commission’s yearly activities. In the annual assembly, they also elect and renew the commission’s roles as officials (president, secretary, treasurer and web/media officer).
The next commission’s annual assembly will be on at the ESHS meeting in Bologna, 31.8.20-2.9.20
Previous meetings include:
- 25.7.17 Meeting to propose the establishment of a new DHST Commission, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
- 15.9.18 1st Annual Assembly, London, UK
- 19.7.19 Commission Annual Meeting, Copenhagen, DK