What Matters about History of Science and What Do We Do About It?

Nathaniel Comfort, Matthew Jones, Susan Lindee

Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science

Friday, February 3, 2012 - 4:00pm

The American Philosophical Society's Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut St.

Nathaniel Comfort, Johns Hopkins University Matt Jones, Columbia University M. Susan Lindee, University of Pennsylvania Time: Discussion, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. followed by social hour and light dinner
Location: The American Philosophical Society's Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut St. Directions: amphilsoc.org/about/directions Nathaniel Comfort is Associate Professor in the Institute of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University specializing in history of biology; history of recent science; and oral history and interviewing. In addition to his academic publications, he writes newspaper and magazine articles for wider audiences. Matthew Jones is James R. Barker Associate Professor of Contemporary Civilization at Columbia University working on history of early modern science, technology and philosophy. He is also chair of Contemporary Civilization in the Core Curriculum, a program that aims to prepare students to become active and informed citizens by introducing them to issues concerning the communities that people construct and the values that inform and define such communities. M. Susan Lindee is Professor of the History and Sociology of Science and Associate Dean for the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania where she works on the history of genetics, gender and science, science and popular culture, and science and war. She was a journalist for ten years before entering academia.