NYU Space Talks: History, Politics, Astroculture, Spring 2021

Inaugurated in the spring of 2021, NYU Space Talks is a lecture series convened by Alexander C. T. Geppert at NYU's Center for European and Mediterranean Studies with the Department of History in New York City. Each semester, established and upcoming scholars will present the latest research on the history and politics of outer space, extraterrestrial life and astroculture, both in Europe and around the globe.

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  • Wednesday, 10 February, 14:00–15:30 EST: "Dark Skies: Geography, Geopolitics and Geohistory of Outer Space", Daniel Deudney, Johns Hopkins University . 
  • Wednesday, 24 March, 14:00–15:30 EST: "The Eighth Continent: Lunar Enclosures in the Twenty-First Century Race for the Moon", Tamara Álvarez, The New School. 
  • Wednesday, 21 April, 14:00–15:30 EST: "Militant Astroculture and the Cold War: A Roundtable", Alexander Geppert (NYU), Daniel Brandau (FU Berlin) and Tilmann Siebeneichner (HU Berlin) in conversation with Martin Collins (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum), Amanda Rees (York) and Guillaume de Syon (Albright College).

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