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A2CLOUD | A2CLOUD March 8, 2015

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Hello, and welcome to A2CLOUD! It provides any Apple II — even a IIc — with internet access, mass storage, and floppy disk transfer, via a Raspberry Pi, a tiny silent $35 computer. You can also use A2CLOUD with other Linux computers or virtual machines; click here for details.

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Conference: Embattled Heavens. The Militarization of Space in Science, Fiction, and Politics – Berlin 04/2014 | H-Net April 15, 2014

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Embattled Heavens. The Militarization of Space in Science, Fiction, and Politics

Freie Universität Berlin, 10–12 April 2014

For much of the twentieth century, outer space has been envisioned as not only a site of heavenly utopias, but also the ultimate battlefield. Concentrating on weapons, warfare and violence, this conference explores the military dimensions of astroculture in the period between 1942 and 1990. By highlighting the militarization of extraterrestrial frontiers and conquest in politics and popular culture alike, ‘Embattled Heavens’ addresses the complex processes that oscillate between peaceful and aggressive characteristics of human endeavors in outer space. While the Space Age is usually associated with Cold War history, this conference complicates established narratives by integrating Western European and global perspectives. Examining astropolitics, technoscientific practices and science fiction, our goal is to reconceptualize the history of outer space with a view towards its military dimensions.

Conference speakers include David Edgerton (King’s College London), Bernd Greiner (Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung), Michael J. Neufeld (National Air and Space Museum), Alex Roland (Duke University) and Michael Sheehan (Swansea University).

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International Graduate Historical Studies Conference at Central Michigan University January 13, 2014

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The International Graduate Historical Studies Conference will offer graduate students in the humanities and the social sciences the opportunity to explore the benefits, the challenges, and the limitations of crossing borders and moving beyond boundaries.

What happens when scholars remove the lines that separate states, nations, generations, the sexes, and other divisions in society? The International Graduate Historical Studies Conference at Central Michigan University seeks to find out on April 5-6, 2013.

Increasingly, scholars in a variety of fields are ignoring the societal boundaries and geographical borders that have long separated those engaged in historical inquiry. We invite proposals for papers or panels that adopt a transnational or interdisciplinary approach to historical topics. But we will also welcome proposals that approach historical topics in ways that are more traditional. In keeping with the theme of the conference, we will organize papers into panels that highlight the transnational and interdisciplinary dimensions of historical inquiry.

The International Graduate Historical Studies Conference will host “History without Borders” at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, on April 5-6, 2013. IGHS will present cash prizes for the best papers in several categories.

We are also very happy to announce that the IGHS’s keynote speaker for the conference will be Harvard historian David Armitage.

Those interested in presenting should send an abstract of no more than 350 words and a short CV as an attachment to histconf@cmich.edu. Full panels are encouraged.

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