CERN History Days: Relaunching the CERN History Project

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It has been over 20 years since the original CERN History Project concluded. That initiative produced three volumes of CERN history, spanning the period from the 1940s to the end of the 1970s. The new CERN History Days on 1 and 2 February 2018 will relaunch the initiative.

The first CERN History Day will be devoted to sharing experiences from the previous CERN History Project, as well as from similar projects at other high-energy physics laboratories and scientific institutions. It will provide a platform for historians and philosophers of science, scientists and science communicators to discuss their previous experience in recording the history of CERN, as well as lessons learnt from similar projects at other laboratories around the world. Moreover, the participants will address the challenges of this project related to the rising complexity of the experiments, theoretical developments and the growth of larger and more international collaborations. Day two will be a closed session distilling the inspiration from the first day into a proposal to be submitted to the CERN Management.

Anyone interested in the history of CERN is cordially invited to attend the first day, but registration is obligatory. You will find the preliminary programme and registration form on this Indico page.