Date: 18 January 2017

Time: 16:00-17:15

Location: VU Main Building, room: 11A22

Stevin Seminar: Under Spanish sky. Astronomy and power during Franco’s dictatorship (1939-1975)

Lecturer: Matteo Realdi

Abstract: What is the impact of a dictatorship on science and science policy? How can modern science fit into the agenda of reactionary regimes? In this talk Matteo Realdi will address these issues by discussing the case of astronomy in Franco’s Spain (1939-1975).

Matteo Realdi is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Centre for the History and Social Aspects of Science of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam