Workshop: Environmental histories of the Visegrad countries: Cold War and the environmental sciences, 23-24 March 2012
Published: 13 September 2013
Exploring the nature, character and cultures of East-West interaction with respect to the environmental sciences during the Cold War period.
The Cold War period was characterised by multiple environmental histories with themes ranging from large-scale environmental interventions by the state to smaller-scale initiatives. Many of the activities of this period continue to influence the shape of contemporary environmental issues and concerns across the Visegrad countries as well as Europe more broadly. Beyond the large-scale environmental dramas of this period (e.g. nuclear power), little is known about the ways in which environmental science and associated understandings were communicated and debated across the East-West divide. In recognition of this, the workshop aimed to critically explore the nature, character and culture(s) of East-West interaction with respect to the environmental sciences during the Cold War period via a specific focus on natural resource management issues and climate change science.
The Workshop was funded by CRCEES and the International Visegrad Fund.
First published: 13 September 2013