Selected Talks

 

- 'Frederik Kaiser en het belang van precisie-instrumenten voor wetenschap en Marine', Kaiser Symposium “Innovatie in het onderhoud”, DMI Den Helder, 28 september 2017.

- Leidse Weer- en Sterrenkundige Kring, 18 April 2017.

- 'Big Science, Megascience: pooling resources as an (inter)national necessity', First Teylers Meeting of Historians of Astronomy and Physics 12 April 2017, Teylers Museum, Haarlem.

- Alkmaarse Weer– en Sterrenkundige Vereniging Metius, 28 Oktober 2016.

- 'Pannekoek’s one revolution: Dutch astronomy 1900-1940', Anton Pannekoek (1873-1960): Ways of Viewing Science and Society, KNAW Amsterdam, 9 June 2016.

- 'Spannend, nuttig, ongenaakbaar: de dominante bètawetenschappen en hun culturele context', SPUI25, Amsterdam, 31 May 2016.

- 'The Politics of Exploration: astrophysics and space science since 1945', DFG-Rundgesprächs zur Geschichte der deutschen Meeres- und Polarforschung nach 1945, Bremerhaven, 15 February 2016

- Vereniging Thales, KNVWS Zwolle, 21 January 2016.

- ASTRON colloquium, ASTRON Dwingeloo, 3 December 2015.

- Vriendendag Stichting Vrienden van het Planetarium Franeker, 28 november 2015.

- Vereniging Gemma Frisius, KNVWS Leeuwarden, 31 October 2015.

- Sixth Gewina Meeting of Historians of Science in the Low Countries, Woudschoten, 20 June 2015.

- Debat: 'De Nederlandse sterrenkunde – een recept voor succes?', Spui 25, Amsterdam, 4 June 2015.

- Nederlandse Astronomenconferentie, Nunspeet, 22 May 2015.

- Discussieavond: 'De kick van het heelal', Kenniscafé, De Balie, Amsterdam, 18 May 2015. Zie video online.

- Interview in Historisch Café, Amsterdam, 13 May 2015.

- 'Kapteyn as Founding Father of the Dutch Astronomical Community', Workshop The Born Investigator of the Heavens, Groningen, 21 January 2015.

- Descartes Colloquium, Utrecht, 20 January 2015.

- 'Sterrenkunde en de Kerk in de 20e eeuw', KNIR, Rome, 5 May 2014.

- 'Dutch Astronomy between 1921 and 1956', Star Formation and Galactic Structure: A Centennial Cruise Honoring Adriaan Blaauw as Cartographer of the Heavens, Groningen, 7-8 April 2014.

- 'Sterrenkunde en geschiedenis', book presentation Kosmos vol. II (Harm Habing), Leiden, 18 February 2014.

- 'Catch up, keep up: Europe’s American focus during the Cold War era', Lorentz Workshop Cold War Science, Leiden, 19 December 2013.

- 'Dutch astronomy after Oort: reorganizing a scientific community in the 1970s', ICHSTM, Manchester, 26 July 2013.

- 'The biggest telescope: Europe vs America', HSS Annual Meeting, San Diego, 16 November 2012.

- 'Philips, Fokker, and the Industrial-Academic Complex in the Netherlands after the Second World War', Intellectual and Institutional Innovation in Science, Berlin 13 September 2012.

- 'Dutch-American Cooperation in Space: patronage, partnership and competition', Conference Science and Politics at War: New Relations in the Post War Era, Aarhus (Denmark), 14 December 2011.

- 'Dutch in Space', Landelijke Werkgroep Wetenschapsgeschiedenis, Woudschoten, 17 July 2011.

- 'Dutch-American Cooperation in Space: the Story of ANS and IRAS', National Air and Space Museum, Space History department, Washington, DC, 30 November 2010.

- 'Willem de Sitter', Sterrewacht Leiden, 18 May 2010. watch this talk online

- 'Educating Astronomers: the astronomical community 1880-1940', HSS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, 20 November 2009.

- 'Hoe Nederland een astronomische grootmacht werd', Salon Boerhaave, Leiden, 30 September 2009.

- 'Look South, Go West. The astronomical community, 1870-1940', IUHPS / ICHST Conference, Budapest (Hungary), 30 July 2009.

- 'Hoe word ik astronoom? Veranderingen in de professionele identiteit', Landelijke Werkgroep Wetenschapsgeschiedenis, Woudschoten, 27 June 2009.

- 'Leren denken of leren leven? Onderwijs en de crisis der zekerheden', XV symposium HKRWO, Utrecht, 16 May 2009.

- 'Groningen – Leiden – de wereld', Symposium 'Over de grens. Internationale contacten aan Nederlandse universiteiten sedert 1876', Utrecht, 12 December 2008.

- 'Die verfoeilijke negentiende eeuw', KNAW / Huygens Instituut Symposium 'Nut en nog eens nut', Amsterdam, 27 November 2008.

- 'Synthetic Technocracy. Scientific Intellectuals in the Netherlands 1900-1940', ESHS Conference, Vienna (Austria), 12 September 2008.

- 'Flooding the Nation. Science, Technology and the Military in a Small Country in Peacetime', PhD Seminar, CHoSTM, Imperial College, London (UK), 14 December 2007.

- Scientists and the Dilemmas of the Intellectual', Landelijke Werkgroep Wetenschapsgeschiedenis, Woudschoten, 28 September 2007.

- 'Geleerden, deskundigen of intellectuelen: het nut van wetenschappers', Promovendicongres Wetenschapsgeschiedenis, Barchem, 11-12 January 2007.

- 'The Scientific Intelligentsia. Science and society in the Netherlands, 1890-1940', ESHS Conference, Cracow (Poland), 7 September 2006.

- 'Synthetische natuurwetenschap. Nederlandse natuurwetenschappers over hun rol in de samenleving, ca. 1890-1940', Barchemsymposium Huizinga Instituut, Barchem, 7 April 2006.

- 'The bankruptcy of science discussion in the Netherlands', British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference, Brighton (UK), 4-6 January 2006.

- 'Wetenschap en moderniteit in Nederland 1890-1940', Gewina voorjaarbijeenkomst, Deventer, 3 April 2005.

- 'Toegepaste natuurwetenschap aan de universiteit – contradictie of noodzaak?', Symposium Universitaire vormingsidealen sedert 1876, Utrecht, 12 November 2004.

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