Friday, 23 February, 2018
Susanna Weygandt, Ph.D., of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures will present, “Techno-Culture and Public Science in the East Bloc during the Cold War,” from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, in Room 134, Spring Hall.
Weygandt, a Russian instructor, will focus on aspects of Soviet history and Soviet state ideology vis-à-vis scientific innovations in Russia after 1917 in an attempt to define “Soviet science.” The Cold War and political relations between Soviet Russia and the US will be explored, as well as details about the space race and arms build-up with an emphasis on the political strategy behind Sputnik. Recent news about nuclear build-up in Russia today will be woven into the presentation.
The talk, lasting 45 minutes, will be followed by a Q&A session.