Immanuel Velikovsky Centennial Celebration

The Immanuel Velikovsky Centennial Celebration (July 7-9, 1995) was held at The Inn on 57th Street in New York City, as a “tribute to the life, work and legacy of Immanuel Velikovsky, 1895-1995″[1]The Velikovskian, Vol 2 No 4 (1994) It is described by former SIS chairman, David Salkeld thus:

“This event could best be described as part ‘Conference’ (with papers on many Velikovskian themes) and part ‘Memorial’ (the recollections of those who had known the great man personally).” ..

“The Conference was structured in six sessions: one on Friday evening, three on Saturday and two on Sunday. The informal Saturday evening (fourth) session consisted of a banquet followed by ‘Memories of Velikovsky’. It was introduced by Warner Sizemore and included presentations to Velikovsky’s daughter, Ruth Sharon, who attended with several members of her family. After brief formalities and a fascinating talk by Gordon Atwater (notes appended), the microphone was declared open to anyone who had memories to share.”[2]David Salkeld, “The Velikovsky Centenary Conference, New York, 1995”, SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1995 No 2 (June 1995)

Speakers

  • Session 1 – Setting the Stage: Friday evening (Chairman: Irving Wolfe)
  • Session 2 – The Cultural Background: Saturday morning (Chairman: David Salkeld)
  • Session 3 – The Planetary Debate: Saturday afternoon (Chairman: C.J. Ransom)
  • Session 4: Informal Saturday evening banquet
  • Session 5 – Revision of Ancient History: Sunday morning (Chairman: Clark Whelton)
  • Session 6 – What is Left for Us? Sunday afternoon (Chairman: Roger Westcott)

Proceedings

  • Proceedings of the Immanuel Velikovsky Centennial Celebration 1995-1995, publ. Ivy Press Books, The Velikovskian

 

References   [ + ]

1. The Velikovskian, Vol 2 No 4 (1994)
2. David Salkeld, “The Velikovsky Centenary Conference, New York, 1995”, SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1995 No 2 (June 1995)