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
Inventing International Relations Theory
Dates: May 29-30, 2008
Proceedings: In progress
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
Workshop: Private Wealth, Public Welfare: Philanthropy and Social Knowledge in a Transatlantic World
Dates: April 19-20, 2007
Proceedings: In progress
Organizer: Joshua Humphreys, Princeton University
Workshop: Between Power and Knowledge: Towards a History of Latin American Intellectual Elites from the Wars of Independence to the 1970s
Dates: March 22-23, 2007
Organizers: Carlos Altamirano and Jorge Myers, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina
Foundations, Accountability and Transparency in Democratic Society
Dates: May 11-12, 2006
Organized and Sponsored by: The Foundation Center, Milbank Memorial Fund, Rockefeller Archive Center, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Workshop on Nelson A. Rockefeller's Office of Inter-American Affairs (1940-1946)
Held at the Pocantico Conference Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Dates: January 8 - 10, 2006
August 25-26, 2005
Workshop: Transnational History: A New Reference Work
Organizers: Gisela Cramer, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and Ursula Prutsch, Universitat Wien, Austria
March 4-5, 2005
Workshop: American Philanthropic Support for Communication and Culture
Workshop in the Culture of Hygiene and the Latin American City, 1880-1950
Organizers: Pierre-Yves Saunier, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France, and Akira Iriye, Harvard University
April 22-23, 2004
"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"
Organizer: Steven Palmer, University of Windsor
Sponsors and funders: Rockefeller Archive Center
"Molecular Biology in the 20th Century" A meeting to mark the 50th Anniversary of the determination of the structure of DNA
Organizers: Pnina Abir-Am, Northeastern University
Darwin H. Stapleton, Rockefeller Archive Center
Date: May 14, 2003
Co-sponsors and funders: The Royal Institution of Great Britain and The Wellcome
"American Foundations in Europe, 1920s-1990s: Science Policy and Cultural Strategies."
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
Co-sponsors and funders: Adriano Olivetti Foundation in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation
"The Social History of Medicine and Public Health Policy in the Caribbean."
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
Co-sponsors and funders: The Faculty of Humanities, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus; the Caribbean Development Bank; and the Wellcome Trust.
"Creating a Tradition of Biomedical Research."
"Philanthropy and the City: An Historical Overview."
Held at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.
Dates: May 23-26, 2001
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Philanthropy, Graduate Center, City University of New York, Kathleen D. McCarthy, Director.
"American Foundations and the Development of Modern Biomedicine in Europe."
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
A workshop in the project "The Role of American Foundations in Europe," organized by
"Dealing with Malaria in the Last Sixty Years: Aims, Methods, and Results."
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.
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
"From the Ground Up: Twentieth-Century Institution Building in Historical Context."
Date: May 11-14, 1998
Proceedings: Mary J. Dobson, Maureen Malowany, and Darwin H. Stapleton eds.,
Parassitologia 42: 1-2 (June 2000).
Co-sponsor: The Rockefeller Brothers Fund
"Philanthropy and Cultural Context: Western Philanthropy in South, East and Southeast Asia in the Twentieth Century."
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)
Organizer: Soma Hewa, Mount Royal College
"Critical Issues in American Nursing: Perspectives and Case Studies."
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)
Co-sponsor: The Foundation of New York State Nurses Association, Inc.
"Philanthropy in the African-American Experience."
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)
Organizer: Adrienne Lash Jones, Oberlin College
"Science, Philanthropy, and Latin America: Cross-Cultural Encounters in the 20th Century."
Funding: The Rockefeller Foundation
Date: September 24-26, 1992
Organizer: Dr. Marcos Cueto
"Foundation Archives: Information, Access, and Research."
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)
Co-sponsor and co-funder: The Council on Foundations
"Children at Risk in America."
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.
Organizer: Roberta Wollons, Case Western Reserve University
"International Conference on Documentary Editing in the History of Science and Technology."
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)
Date: April 11-14, 1985
"Research and Education in Twentieth Century China."
Proceedings: The British Journal for the History of Science. Vol. 20, part 1, no. 64 (January 1987)
Date: May 21-23, 1984
"The History of Philanthropy and Black Higher Education."
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)
Co-Sponsor: United Negro College Fund Archives
"Currency, Banking and American Public Policy: From Colonial Times to the Civil War."
Date: April 21-22, 1983
First Conference on Money and Banking Co-Sponsor: Sleepy Hollow Restorations and Fordham University
"Academic Medicine: Present and Future."
Date: October 8-9, 1982
Date: May 25-27, 1982
"Business and Government in the Twentieth Century."
Proceedings: John Z. Bowers and Edith E. King, eds. Academic Medicine: Present and Future (North Tarrytown, NY: The Rockefeller Archive Center, 1983)
Date: October 9-10, 1981
"Conference on the History of Nursing."
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)
Date: May 22-23, 1981
"Industrialization, Expansion and the Law, 1870-1914."
Proceedings: Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, ed. Nursing History: New Perspectives, New Possibilities (New York: Teacher's College Press, 1983)
Third Conference on American Economic Enterprise.
"Establishing an Independent Economy, 1815-1870."
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)
Second Conference on American Economic Enterprise.
"Private Philanthropy and Public Elementary and Secondary Education."
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)
Date: June 8, 1979
"Business Enterprise in Early New York: its Beginnings, 1624-1812."
Proceedings: Gerald Benjamin, ed. Private Philanthropy and Public Elementary and Secondary Education. (North Tarrytown, NY: The Rockefeller Archive Center, 1980)
First Conference on American Economic Enterprise.
"The Art of Giving."
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)
Third Rockefeller Archive Center Conference.
"Trends in Biomedical Research, 1901-1976."
Date: October 14, 1977
Proceedings: The Art of Giving: Four Views on American Philanthropy. (North Tarrytown, NY: The Rockefeller Archive Center, 1979)
Second Rockefeller Archive Center Conference, celebrating 75 years of achievement at The Rockefeller University.
"The Scholar's Right to Know Versus the Individual's Right to Privacy."
Date: December 10, 1976
Proceedings: Trends in Biomedical Research, 1901-1976. (North Tarrytown, NY: The Rockefeller Archive Center, 1977)
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)