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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 and NYU Shanghai 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.

 

The Spring 2021 season has now finished. NYU Space Talks will resume in the fall. Please sign up below to receive the latest updates – or check back in due course.

In the interim, upcoming Summer 2021 events include panels and roundtables at two virtual conferences.

 
 
 
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History, Politics, Astroculture

NYU

Space

Talks

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Fall 2021
 
 
27th International Conference of Europeanists, 21-25 June 2021
Mini-symposium 'European Space Futures, Real and Imagined'
Planetary Poetics and Politics in Post-War Europe 
Thursday, 24 June 2021, 10:00–11:30 EDT
Chair: Alexander C.T. Geppert (New York University and NYU Shanghai)

From Dystopia on Earth to Utopia in Space, 1944–1969 
Robert Poole (University of Central Lancashire)


Speaking Space, 1954–1988 
Alexander Geppert


Outer Space and the Cosmos in Environmental Poetry, 1970–1990 
Thore Bjørnvig (University of Copenhagen)


Europe, Utopia and the late Cold War 
Tilmann Siebeneichner (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


Forgetting Nâzim Hikmet on the Ship to Mars 
Nicola Thomas (University of Bristol)


Discussant: Caitríona Ní Dhúill (University College Cork)
European Astroculture and Beyond: A Roundtable 
Thursday, 24 June 2021, 12:00–13:30 EDT
Chair: Alexander C.T. Geppert (New York University and NYU Shanghai)

 
 
Participants: 
Martin Collins (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)
De Witt Douglas Kilgore (Indiana University)
Nina Wormbs (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Richard Toye (University of Exeter)
 
The entire conference program can be found
 
here;
please register ($25)
 
here.
 

/ SUMMER 2021

 
 
28 June - 2 July 2021
Imagining, Limiting, Militarizing: European Astroculture and Beyond
Monday, 28 June 2021, 17:00–19:00 CET
Chair: Alexander C.T. Geppert (New York University and NYU Shanghai)
Participants: 
Martin Collins (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)
Valerie Olson  (UC Irvine)
Amanda Rees (University of York)
Tilmann Siebeneichner (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Guillaume de Syon (Albright College)
Brad Tabas (ENSTA Bretagne)
Participation is complimentary but advance registration is required; see
 
 
here.
 
 
 

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Professor Alexander C.T. Geppert

New York University

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

53 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012

USA