2015 Schedule

Saturday, June 6 – Sunday, June 7 (Cambridge, MA)
Paper Downloads

9:15 – 9:45 am

Light breakfast

9:50 – 10:40 am

Marcos Ramos (Yale University)

  • Traumatized Knowledge: Violence and Cold War Psychology in Argentina

10:50 – 11:40 am

Marie Burks (MIT)

  • The Taming of Conflict: The Evolution of a Concept in Cold War America

Coffee/tea break

12:00 – 12:50 pm

Marcia Holmes (Birkbeck, University of London)

  • The New Utopians: Building a Behavioral Science of Man-Machine Systems at the System Development Corporation, 1956-1965

Lunch

2:30 – 3:20 pm

Matthew Linton (Brandeis University)

  • The Empire of the West and the Empire of the East: Institutional Rivalry and Chinese Area Studies, 1945-55

3:30 – 4:20 pm

Harro Maas (University of Lausanne) & Roger Backhouse (University of Birmingham)

  • Taming Maxwell’s Demon: The Bowman Committee and the Planning of Science for the Public Good

Coffee/tea break

4:40 – 5:30 pm

Edward Gitre (Virginia Tech)

  • “The Root is Man”: Atomization, Concentration Camps, and Social Scientific Values after Hiroshima

9:15 – 9:45 am

Light breakfast

9:50 – 10:40 am

Kira Lussier (University of Toronto)

  • Manager as Motivator: David McClelland and Ernest Dichter’s Management Training Seminars in 1970s America

10:50 – 11:40 am

Ishan Ashutosh (Indiana University)

  • Dividing the World and Writing the Earth: Geography and Area Studies, 1945-1960

Coffee/tea break

12:00 – 12:50 pm

Daniel Bessner (University of Washington)

  • Public Opinion, Propaganda, and the Prospects for Democracy: The New School and the Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service, 1934-1944

Lunch

2:30 – 3:20 pm

Thomas Meaney (Harvard University)

  • Clifford Geertz and the Problem of Decolonization, 1953-1972

3:30 – 4:20 pm

Matthew Hoffarth (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Burning Out the House: Job Stress, Organizational Politics, and the Maslach Burnout Inventory, 1975-2000