Neocolonial Space: Orbital Allocation in the Age of the New International Economic Order, 1971–1979

Lisa Ruth Rand

Science History Institute

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:00pm

Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

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About the Speaker
Lisa Ruth Rand is a historian of science, technology, and the environment, with a primary interest in discarded and decaying things. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Science History Institute, she will continue her research on the history of space junk, tracing the Cold War transformation of Earth orbit from a boundless expanse to a limited natural resource.
Rand earned her PhD in history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania. Before arriving at the Institute she held a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Center for the Humanities and served as a program coordinator and postdoctoral fellow in residence at the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine. She has also held positions at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the RAND Corporation.
About the Series
Lunchtime Lectures are a series of (mostly) weekly, informal talks on the history of chemistry or related subjects, including the history and social studies of science, technology, and medicine. Based on original research (sometimes still in progress), these talks are given by local scholars for an audience of the Institute staff and fellows and interested members of the public.