Jeroen van Dongen (Ph.D. 2002, Amsterdam) is Professor of History of Science at the University of Amsterdam. He also teaches at Utrecht University and is the author of Einstein’s Unification (Cambridge UP, 2010).
All (scholars, students, institutions) interested in the Cold War, history of science, modern Dutch history and US-Europe relations.
'Like water incrementally descending a cascade, the Soviet-American affair of the Cold War trickled down deep into the cracks of Western European science. This subtle reformulation of John Krige's 'American consensual hegemony' is one of the merits of Cold War Science and the Transatlantic Circulation of Knowledge. [...] The volume's main focus is on the relation between science and national governments, both on a local and a global level. [...] this volume contains several fascinating case studies and provides interesting historiographical nuances, especially by paying serious attention to 'small' European nations.'
Jorrit Smit (Universiteit Leiden), in: Studium, volume 9, issue 3 (2016), p.181-182.
Table of contents
List of Illustrations and Tables
Note on Contributors
PART 1 Secrecy and Science
1 Scientists, Secrecy, and Scientific Intelligence: The Challenges of International Science in Cold War America
Ronald E. Doel
2 A ‘Need-To-Know-More’ Criterion? Science and Information Security at NATO during the Cold War
3 A Transnational Approach to US Nuclear Weapons Relationships with Britain and France in the 60s and 70s
PART 2 Dutch Perspectives
4 Putting a Lid on the Gas Centrifuge: Classification of the Dutch Ultracentrifuge Project, 1960–1961
5 Quid Pro Quo: Dutch Defense Research during the Early Cold War
Jeroen van Dongen and Friso Hoeneveld
6 Chemical Warfare Research in the Netherlands
7 The Fulbright Program in the Netherlands: An Example of Science Diplomacy
PART 3 ‘Cold War’ Science?
8 The Absence of the East: International Influences on Science Policy in Western Europe during the Cold War
9 Colonial Crossings: Social Science, Social Knowledge, and American Power from the Nineteenth Century to the Cold War
PART 4 Scientific Hubris
10 Cold War Atmospheric Sciences in the United States: From Modeling to Control
Kristine C. Harper
11 Small State versus Superpower: Science and Geopolitics in Greenland in the Early Cold War
Matthias Heymann, Henry Nielsen, Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen and Henrik Knudsen
12 The Ford Foundation and the Measurement of Values
Index of Names