Science historians arrive in November

Science and technology scholars will convene in Minneapolis the first week of November at the annual conferences of the History of Science Society (HSS) and the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT). Together, the two conferences will include about 100 sessions on new and growing areas of research. Here are a few of the scheduled session topics:

History of Science Society

  • Solid Sources of History? The Reading of Fossils, 1250-1700
  • Across Space and Time: 19th-Century Scientific Knowledge
  • Biophysics, Gene Theory, and the Laws of Life
  • Museums, Fiction, and Film: Constructing Popular Science Discourses
  • Conflicts over the Environment and Its Inhabitants in 20th-Century North America

Society for the History of Technology

  • Anywhere but School: Historians of Technology in Nonacademic Settings
  • Everyday Technologies in Transition: Subways, Bicycles, and Railroads
  • Engineering New Nations: American Engineers and Asia after 1945
  • Use and Usability in Personal Computing: International Perspectives
  • The Edible Industrial: Food as a Technology in the 20th Century

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