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CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, AND PROCEEDINGS

Since 1975, the Archive Center has sponsored or co-sponsored workshops and major conferences on topics related to its holdings, which are listed below in reverse chronological order. All conferences held at the Rockefeller Archive Center, Sleepy Hollow (formerly North Tarrytown), New York, unless otherwise indicated.

The Transnational Unconscious: Psychoanalysis and Transnationalism

    Organizer: Mariano Ben Plotkin: National Council of Scientific Research/IDES, Argentina
    Dates: May 29-30, 2008
    Proceedings: In progress
Inventing International Relations Theory
    Organizer: Nicolas Guilhot, Centre de Sociologie Européenne
    Dates: September 24-25 2007 
    Proceedings: In progress

Workshop: The Arts in Place

    Organizer: Julia Foulkes, The New School
    Dates: April 19-20, 2007
    Proceedings: In progress
Workshop: Private Wealth, Public Welfare: Philanthropy and Social Knowledge in a Transatlantic World
    Organizer: Joshua Humphreys, Princeton University
    Dates: March 22-23, 2007
Workshop: Between Power and Knowledge: Towards a History of Latin American Intellectual Elites from the Wars of Independence to the 1970s
    Organizers: Carlos Altamirano and Jorge Myers, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina
    Dates: May 11-12, 2006
Foundations, Accountability and Transparency in Democratic Society
    Organized and Sponsored by: The Foundation Center, Milbank Memorial Fund, Rockefeller Archive Center, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund
    Held at the Pocantico Conference Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund
    Dates: January 8 - 10, 2006
Workshop on Nelson A. Rockefeller's Office of Inter-American Affairs (1940-1946)
    August 25-26, 2005
    Organizers: Gisela Cramer, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and Ursula Prutsch, Universitat Wien, Austria
Workshop: Transnational History: A New Reference Work
    March 4-5, 2005
    Organizers: Pierre-Yves Saunier, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France, and Akira Iriye, Harvard University
Workshop: American Philanthropic Support for Communication and Culture Workshop in the Culture of Hygiene and the Latin American City, 1880-1950
    April 22-23, 2004
    Organizer: Steven Palmer, University of Windsor
"Philanthropic Foundations and the Globalization of Scientific Medicine and Public Health" "Globalization, Philanthropy and Civil Society: Toward a New Political Culture in the 21st Century" "Historical Perspectives on DNA's 50th Anniversary"
    Sponsors and funders: Rockefeller Archive Center
    Organizers: Pnina Abir-Am, Northeastern University
    Darwin H. Stapleton, Rockefeller Archive Center
    Date: May 14, 2003
"Molecular Biology in the 20th Century" A meeting to mark the 50th Anniversary of the determination of the structure of DNA
    Co-sponsors and funders: The Royal Institution of Great Britain and The Wellcome
    Trust Centre for the History of Medicine
    Organizer: Dr. Frank A.J.L. James, The Royal Institution of Great Britain
    Held at The Royal Institution of Great Britain
    Dates: April 28-29, 2003
"American Foundations in Europe, 1920s-1990s: Science Policy and Cultural Strategies."
    Co-sponsors and funders: Adriano Olivetti Foundation in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation
    Organizer: Giuliana Gemelli, University of Bologna
    Held at the Hotel Cappuccini Convento, Amalfi, Italy
    Dates: June 28-30, 2001
    Proceedings: Giuliana Gemelli & Roy MacLeod, eds., American Foundations in Europe: Grant-Giving Policies, Cultural Diplomacy and Trans-Atlantic Relations, 1920-1980. Brussels: P.I.E. Peter Lang S.A., 2003; and
    Giuliana Gemelli & Roy MacLeod, eds., "American Foundations in Europe", special issue of Minerva: Minerva 41 (2003): 93-176
"The Social History of Medicine and Public Health Policy in the Caribbean."
    Co-sponsors and funders: The Faculty of Humanities, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus; the Caribbean Development Bank; and the Wellcome Trust.
    Held at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.
    Dates: May 23-26, 2001
"Creating a Tradition of Biomedical Research." "Philanthropy and the City: An Historical Overview."
    Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Philanthropy, Graduate Center, City University of New York, Kathleen D. McCarthy, Director.
    Funders: Russell Sage Foundation and David Rockefeller
    Dates: September 25-26, 2000, with the first day at the Archive Center and the Second day at the Graduate Center, CUNY.
    Read papers from the conference
"American Foundations and the Development of Modern Biomedicine in Europe."
    A workshop in the project "The Role of American Foundations in Europe," organized by
    Giuliana Gemelli, University of Bologna.
    Organizer: William H. Schneider, Indiana University.
    Co-sponsors and co-funders: The Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, the
    Olivetti Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
    Date: July 18-19, 1999
    Proceedings: Schneider, William H., ed. Rockefeller Philanthropy and Modern Biomedicine: International Initiatives from World War I to the Cold War. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.
"Dealing with Malaria in the Last Sixty Years: Aims, Methods, and Results."
    Organizers: Bernardo Fantini, Institut Jeantet d'Historie de la Medicine, University of Geneva; William T. Bynum, Wellcome Historical Institute; and Darwin H. Stapleton, Rockefeller Archive Center
    Date: May 11-14, 1998
    Proceedings: Mary J. Dobson, Maureen Malowany, and Darwin H. Stapleton eds.,
    Parassitologia 42: 1-2 (June 2000).
"From the Ground Up: Twentieth-Century Institution Building in Historical Context."
    Co-sponsor: The Rockefeller Brothers Fund
    Location: The Pocantico Conference Center, Sleepy Hollow, New York
    Date: April 24-26, 1996
    Proceedings: Kenneth W. Rose, Benjamin R. Shute, Jr., and Darwin H. Stapleton, guest editors, "Philanthropy and Institution-Building in the Twentieth Century," a special issue of Minerva 35: 3 (Autumn 1997)
"Philanthropy and Cultural Context: Western Philanthropy in South, East and Southeast Asia in the Twentieth Century."
    Organizer: Soma Hewa, Mount Royal College
    Co-sponsor: The Indiana University Center on Philanthropy
    Funding: The Ford Foundation
    Date: November 3-4, 1994
    Proceedings: Soma Hewa and Philo Hove, eds. Philanthropy and Cultural Context: Western Philanthropy in South, East and Southeast Asia in the 20th Century. (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, Inc., 1997)
"Critical Issues in American Nursing: Perspectives and Case Studies."
    Co-sponsor: The Foundation of New York State Nurses Association, Inc.
    Funding: The Commonwealth Fund and the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation
    Date: May 20-21, 1993
    Proceedings: Darwin H. Stapleton and Cathryne A. Welch, eds., Critical Issues in American Nursing in the Twentieth Century: Perspectives and Case Studies, (Guilderland, NY: The Foundation of New York State Nurses Association Inc., 1994)
"Philanthropy in the African-American Experience."
    Organizer: Adrienne Lash Jones, Oberlin College
    Funding: The Rockefeller Foundation
    Date: September 24-26, 1992
"Science, Philanthropy, and Latin America: Cross-Cultural Encounters in the 20th Century."
    Organizer: Dr. Marcos Cueto
    Co-sponsor and co-funder: The Indiana University Center on Philanthropy
    Date: November 15, 1991
    Proceedings: Marcos Cueto, ed., Missionaries of Science: The Rockefeller Foundation and Latin America (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1994)
"Foundation Archives: Information, Access, and Research."
    Co-sponsor and co-funder: The Council on Foundations
    Date: January 9, 1990
    Proceedings: Darwin H. Stapleton and Kenneth W. Rose, eds. Establishing Foundation Archives: A Reader and Guide to First Steps (Washington, D.C.: Council on Foundations, 1991), containing papers presented at the conference and additional essays by the Center's archivists offering advice on beginning archival practice.
"Children at Risk in America."
    Organizer: Roberta Wollons, Case Western Reserve University
    Funding: The Edward W. Hazen Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Rockefeller Family Fund
    Location: Seven Springs Conference Center, Mt. Kisco, New York
    Date: May 25-27, 1988
    Proceedings: Roberta Wollons, ed. Children at Risk in America (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1992)
"International Conference on Documentary Editing in the History of Science and Technology."
    Date: April 11-14, 1985
    Proceedings: The British Journal for the History of Science. Vol. 20, part 1, no. 64 (January 1987)
"Research and Education in Twentieth Century China."
    Date: May 21-23, 1984
    Proceedings: John Z. Bowers, J. William Hess, and Nathan Sivin, eds. Science and Medicine in Twentieth Century China: Research and Education (Ann Arbor, MI: The Center for Chinese Studies, the University of Michigan, 1988)
"The History of Philanthropy and Black Higher Education."
    Co-Sponsor: United Negro College Fund Archives
    Date: April 21-22, 1983
"Currency, Banking and American Public Policy: From Colonial Times to the Civil War."
    First Conference on Money and Banking Co-Sponsor: Sleepy Hollow Restorations and Fordham University
    Date: October 8-9, 1982
"Academic Medicine: Present and Future."
    Date: May 25-27, 1982
    Proceedings: John Z. Bowers and Edith E. King, eds. Academic Medicine: Present and Future (North Tarrytown, NY: The Rockefeller Archive Center, 1983)
"Business and Government in the Twentieth Century."
    Date: October 9-10, 1981
    Proceedings: Joseph R. Frese and Jacob Judd, eds. Business and Government: Essays in Twentieth Century Cooperation and Confrontation. American Economic Enterprise series, fourth volume (Tarrytown, NY: The Sleepy Hollow Press and the Rockefeller Archive Center, 1985)
"Conference on the History of Nursing."
    Date: May 22-23, 1981
    Proceedings: Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, ed. Nursing History: New Perspectives, New Possibilities (New York: Teacher's College Press, 1983)
"Industrialization, Expansion and the Law, 1870-1914."
    Third Conference on American Economic Enterprise.
    Date: October 10-11, 1980
    Proceedings: Joseph R. Frese and Jacob Judd, eds. American Industrialization, Economic Expansion, and the Law. American Economic Enterprise series, third volume (Tarrytown, NY: The Sleepy Hollow Press and the Rockefeller Archive Center, 1981)
"Establishing an Independent Economy, 1815-1870."
    Second Conference on American Economic Enterprise.
    Co-Sponsors: Sleepy Hollow Restorations and Fordham University
    Date: October 5-6, 1979
    Proceedings: Joseph R. Frese and Jacob Judd, eds. An Emerging Independent American Economy, 1815-1875. American Economic Enterprise series, second volume (Tarrytown, NY: The Sleepy Hollow Press and the Rockefeller Archive Center, 1980)
"Private Philanthropy and Public Elementary and Secondary Education."
    Date: June 8, 1979
    Proceedings: Gerald Benjamin, ed. Private Philanthropy and Public Elementary and Secondary Education. (North Tarrytown, NY: The Rockefeller Archive Center, 1980)
"Business Enterprise in Early New York: its Beginnings, 1624-1812."
    First Conference on American Economic Enterprise.
    Date: October 6-7, 1978
    Proceedings: Joseph R. Frese and Jacob Judd, eds. Business Enterprise in Early New York. American Economic Enterprise series, first volume (Tarrytown, NY: The Sleepy Hollow Press and the Rockefeller Archive Center, 1979)
"The Art of Giving."
    Third Rockefeller Archive Center Conference.
    Date: October 14, 1977
    Proceedings: The Art of Giving: Four Views on American Philanthropy. (North Tarrytown, NY: The Rockefeller Archive Center, 1979)
"Trends in Biomedical Research, 1901-1976."
    Second Rockefeller Archive Center Conference, celebrating 75 years of achievement at The Rockefeller University.
    Date: December 10, 1976
    Proceedings: Trends in Biomedical Research, 1901-1976. (North Tarrytown, NY: The Rockefeller Archive Center, 1977)
"The Scholar's Right to Know Versus the Individual's Right to Privacy."
    First Rockefeller Archive Center Conference.
    Date: December 5, 1975
    Proceedings: The Scholar's Right to Know versus the Individual's Right to Privacy. (North Tarrytown, NY: The Rockefeller Archive Center, 1976)

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