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Two BSHS Online Alternatives to Conventional Conferences (2020)


In 2020, the BSHS hosted two major online events, the first of their kind in our collective experience. The first, a Twitter conference, was planned and accomplished before COVID-19 had quite been established as a serious global issue. The conference was planned, rather, as an innovation in travel-free conferencing, something that has been on the BSHS agenda since the IPCC report of 2018, calling for net-zero-carbon activity in all areas by 2050. As we discussed the Twitter conference, and watched the amazing energy, intellect and resourcefulness of its planners and hosts, we quickly saw that online delivery offered other advantages too – chiefly, wider participation. The pandemic offered the society a chance to take these lessons very boldly into the most important event of our scholarly calendar, which usually takes the form of an in-person annual conference, but this time was executed as an online festival.

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Authors & Contributors
Houghton, Jemma
Qidwai, Sarah
Sugden, Nicola
Simis, Molly J.
Brossard, Dominique
Lav R. Varshney
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
British Journal for the History of Science
Public Understanding of Science
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Studia Historiae Scientiarum
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Sociedad Mexicana de Historia de la Ciencia y la Tecnología
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Congresses, conferences, and meetings
Social media
History of science, as a discipline
Technology and politics
Hosni Mubarak
Zeynep Tufekci
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, late
20th century
19th century
Tahrir Square
Cracow (Poland)
United States
Twitter (firm)
British Society for the History of Science
Facebook (firm)
History of Science Society
Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences
YouTube (firm)

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