Science in Society

Bryn Mawr College

2002-2003 Weekly Brown Bag Lunch Discussion

"The Culture of Science"

Wednesdays, 12-1, Multicultural Center (229 Roberts Road). Open to all ... contact Anne Dalke or Elizabeth McCormack for additional information.

Next meeting:

9 October

Katherine Rowe
will open a group discussion about technology, history and the various instincts we have about what counts as progress in the different disciplines. Katherine is a scholar of Renaissance literature with a particular interest in the history of psychology.

In keeping with the practices of literary study, Katherine asks you to read a short excerpt from a conversation about technology and time, between Bruno Latour (historian of science) and Michel Serres (hard to classify, perhaps "philosopher of science"). You may download the excerpt from her E-reserve page for English 250, password "englb250". The reading is listed there as "Serres & Latour. 'Conversations on Science, Culture, and Time.'" .

On Line Forum for continuing discussion

Sharon Burgmayer, An Image of Intersection
For an exhibit of earlier work see Transformation

Schedule and Discussion Links

11 SeptemberRalph Kuncl (Biology, Provost)The Balkanization of Science
18 SeptemberSamamtha Glazier (Chemistry, Keck Fellow)Isolation, Persuasion, and Conviction: Sustaining the Culture of Science
25 SeptemberTed Wong (Biology, Computational Modelling)Metaphor, Metonymy, and the Two Sciences
2 OctoberRob Wozniak (Psychology)Methods of Inquiry across Disciplines
9 OctoberKatherine Rowe (English, Early Modern Studies)Science, Culture, and Time
23 OctoberTomomi Kinukawa (History of Science, Mellon Fellow)Gender, Nationalism, and Science
30 OctoberPanama Geer (Mathematics and Computer Science, Keck Fellow)Cellular Lines
6 NovemberMichael Tratner (English)An Anatomy of Cultural Studies Methods: Can They Be Used to Study the Culture of Science?
13 NovemberChris Couples (UNIX systems administrator for the sciences) The Political Practice of the Sys-Admin
20 NovemberKris Tapp (Mathematics, Keck Fellow)TBA
4 DecemberDeepak Kumar and Doug Blank (Computer Science)Women in the Classroom
11 DecemberPaul Grobstein (Biology) Philosophies of Science: A View From the Brain

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