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WEDNESDAY, 9 April 2014

Pre-conference Dinner at Restaurant “Alter Krug”

THURSDAY, 10 April 2014

09:00 Registration

10:00 Welcome and Introduction

Alexander C.T. Geppert, Daniel Brandau, Tilmann Siebeneichner (Berlin): Heavenly Utopias and Ultimate Battlefields. The Dark Side of Global Astroculture

10:30 Feature Presentation I

Alex Roland (Durham): The Cold War in Space

11:45 Panel I: Angst

Chair: Markus Pöhlmann (Potsdam)

Christopher Gainor (Sidney, CA): The Nuclear Roots of ICBMs

Greg Eghigian (Philadelphia): Flying Saucers, America, and the Specter of War in Postwar Germany, 1946–1960

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Panel II: Territories

Chair: Katherine Boyce-Jacino (Baltimore, MD)

Dierk Spreen (Lüneburg): Global Security and Spatial Revolution

Danilo Flores (Berlin): Envisioning Infiltration. Epistemic Border Disputes of Militarized Astroculture

15:30 Panel III: Evolutions

Chair: Jana Bruggmann (Berlin)

Jordan Bimm (Toronto): Simulating Mars in the 1950s and the Military Origins of Astrobiology

Patrick Kilian (Zurich): Darwin vs. Cyborg. Cold War’s Struggle for Evolutionary Fitness in Space

17:00 Panel IV: Plots

Chair:  Natalija Majsova (Ljubljana)

Jörg Hartmann (Karlsruhe): “Weltraumschiff I startet.” The Dual-Use of a Spaceflight-Science-Fiction-Film between Fact and Fiction, V-2 and Sputnik

Matthias Hurst (Berlin): “Raumpatrouille – Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffs Orion.” Defending Earth in a German Spaceship

FRIDAY, 11 April 2014

09:30 Feature Presentation II:

Michael Sheehan (Swansea): Star Wars – Mars against Venus. Strategy, Science Fiction, and Contrasting Visions of Space Security

Chair: Daniel Brandau (Berlin/Mainz)

10:30 Panel V: Infrastructures

Chair: Eva-Maria Silies (Berlin)

Regina Peldszus (Darmstadt): Architecture of Command. Dual Use Legacy in Mission Control Cen­ters of Civilian Space Operations

Isabell Schrickel (Lüneburg): The Geopolitics of Space Mirrors

12:00 Panel VI: Domination

Chair: Tilmann Siebeneichner (Berlin)

Cathleen Lewis (Washington, DC): Space Spies in the Open. Military Space Stations and Heroic Cos­monauts after the Moon Race, 1971–1975

Paweł Frelik (Lublin): War Play. Space Combat and Galactic Conquests in Arcade and Computer Games

13:15 Lunch

14:00 Panel VII: Depictions

Chair: Joe Maiolo (London)

Colleen Anderson (Cambridge, MA): The Militarization of Outer Space in East and West German Satirical Cartoons, 1957–1989

Oliver Dunnett (Belfast): C. S. Lewis and the Moral Threat of Space Exploration

15:30 Panel VIII: Utopias

Chair: Thore Bjørnvig (Copenhagen)

Simon Spiegel (Zurich): Utopian Soldiers. Robert Heinlein’s “Starship Troopers" as Utopian Novel

Philipp Theisohn (Zurich): The Suits of Invasion. Extra-Terrestrial Warfare and the ‘Clothing’ of the Body Politic in Twentieth-Century Fiction

SATURDAY, 12 April 2014

09:30 Panel IX: Strategies

Chair: Kai-Uwe Schrogl (Paris)

Anthony W. Enns (Halifax): Satellites and Psychics. The Militarization of Outer and Inner Space

Diethard Sawicki (Paderborn): Heating up the Ionosphere and Owning the Weather? High Power Auroral Stimulation in Defense Scenarios and Conspiracy Theories

11:00 Panel X: Surveillance

Chair: Robert Poole (Preston)

Patryk Wasiak (Wrocław): Visual Imagery and the Public Life of Anti-Satellite Weapon Systems

Paul E. Ceruzzi (Washington, DC): The Global Positioning System. Military Origins, Civilian Applica­tion, and the Culture of Precise Positioning

12:15 Snack

13:00 Panel Discussion: Reconfigurations

Chair: Alexander C.T. Geppert (Berlin)

David Edgerton (London) / Bernd Greiner (Hamburg) / Michael J. Neufeld (Washington, DC)

16:00 End

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