GST2021 – Virtual Launch Meeting – March 2

A message from CWGS:

We are pleased to announce that the launch of the symposium Governing Science and Technology, Governing through Science and Technology: What was at Stake for Women? (From the late 19th to the earl 21st Century) will take place on March, 2 from 3pm to not more than 5:30 pm (Paris time).

The program of this meeting:

  • Introduction by Grégory Dufaud (Sciences Po Lyon / LARHRA, Lyon) and Isabelle Lémonon-Waxin (Cermes3 / CAK, Paris)
  • Discussion with the participants
  • Inaugural Talk by Donald L. Opitz (DePaul University, Chicago) and Brigitte Van Tiggelen (Science History Institute / Mémosciences asbl, Philadelphia-Paris / Louvain-la-neuve): Governance meets Gender: Retelling Narratives of Authority in Science and Technology
  • Discussion with the participants

This meeting will take place through Zoom. To register, please write before March 1st to the following address: (with copy to

It will officially launch the symposium that will take place on the 1st and 2nd of July, with 7 panels conceived as spaces for research and discussion. The panels are :

  1. Women’s Trajectories
  2. Career Storytelling
  3. On the Margins of Science and Technology
  4. Gendered Professions
  5. Scientific Collectives
  6. Science and Technology: Ambivalent Vectors of Women’s Emancipation
  7. New Opportunities and Resistance

  Thursday 1 July Friday 2 July
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Session 1 Session 5
Session 2 Session 6
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Session 3 Session 7
Session 4  

For the complete program, look at the attachment.

This symposium replaces the conference which should have been held in Moscow in June 2020 and which was supported by the CAK (Paris), CEFR (Moscow), CERCEC (Paris), Cermes3 (Paris), CRHS (Paris), DHI (Moscow), EHESS (Paris), LARHRA (Lyon) and the Women’s Commission of the DHST.

This symposium is being held in memory of Larissa Zakharova (1977-2019), a specialist of the Soviet Union who devoted much of her work to the history of technology ( Her last work, published by the ‘Éditions de l’EHESS’, is entitled De Moscou aux confins les plus profonds. Communications, pouvoir et société en Union soviétique (‘From Moscow to the Remotest Corners: Communication, Power and Society in the Soviet Union’).


Check out the Symposium below:

GST2021 Online Symposium Program