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Cultural Center

Hofstra Cultural Center

in collaboration with the
Cradle of Aviation Museum

ONE GIANT LEAP: Apollo 11 @ 50

Tuesday and Wednesday
April 2-3, 2019


Call for Papers • Hofstra Cultural Center in collaboration with the Cradle of Aviation Museum presents One Giant Leap: Apollo 11 @ 50 • Tuesday and Wednesday• April 2-3, 2019

The Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20, 1969, marked a watershed moment in human history for science, engineering, and culture, not only in the United States, but around the globe. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of that landmark series of events, the Cultural Center at Hofstra University, in partnership with the Cradle of Aviation Museum, invites paper proposals for an interdisciplinary conference, One Giant Leap: Apollo 11 @50, to be held on the Hofstra campus April 2-3, 2019. The conference will consider both the scientific and technological dimensions of the landing on the moon and its cultural and political repercussions, both locally on Long Island and around the world.

To explore the wide-ranging impacts of the moon landing, we encourage submissions from across the arts, sciences, humanities, communication, and business that incorporate dimensions of history, philosophy, political science, journalism, art, design, film, television, media studies, cultural studies, literature, women’s studies, African-American studies, drama, music, engineering, project management, and planetary science. Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in length. Pre-constituted thematic panels of three to four presenters will also be considered.

All proposals must include the title, an abstract of no more than 250 words, and a one-page bio with the presenter’s name, affiliation, contact information, and relevant professional activities and publications. There will be an opportunity for participants to submit formal papers based on the presentations for an edited volume after the conference.



Application materials should be directed to the conference co-directors at the
Hofstra Cultural Center at hofculctr[at]hofstra.edu.


J Bret Bennington, PhD
Professor of Geology and Chair
Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability
Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Hofstra University

Rodney F. Hill, PhD
Associate Professor of Film
Department of Radio, Television, Film
The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
Hofstra University

For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/apollo11.