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Innovation in a Crisis: Rethinking Conferences and Scholarship in a Pandemic and Climate Emergency (2020)


It is a cliché of self-help advice that there are no problems, only opportunities. The rationale and actions of the BSHS in creating its Global Digital History of Science Festival may be a rare genuine confirmation of this mantra. The global COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 meant that the society's usual annual conference – like everyone else's – had to be cancelled. Once the society decided to go digital, we had a hundred days to organize and deliver our first online festival. In the hope that this will help, inspire and warn colleagues around the world who are also trying to move online, we here detail the considerations, conversations and thinking behind the organizing team's decisions.

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Authors & Contributors
Simonutti, Luisa
Lievevrouw, Elisa
John Aggrey
Houghton, Jemma
Abou Traore
Paige Miller
Laboratorio dell'ISPF
Social Studies of Science
Journal of Asian Studies
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
British Journal for the History of Science
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Medicine and society
Public health
Technoscience; science and technology studies
Andrea Verga
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, early
20th century
19th century
United Kingdom
United States
New Zealand
European Union
Twitter (firm)
British Society for the History of Science
Google (firm)
Apple (firm)

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