Welcoming Conference for the Executive Office of the History of Science Society

"The Humanities in Science, Engineering, and Medicine"

June 8, 2012

210-214 McKenna Hall

The Executive Office of the History of Science Society invites you to a one-day conference bringing together scholars from around the country to discuss the significance and impact of interactions between the humanities and STEM fields. The conference will include contributions from officers of the History of Science Society, faculty from three of Notre Dame's colleges, and other scholars.

The conference is free, but registration is requested.

For more information and to register, please email info@hssonline.org or call 574-631-1194.

Conference Schedule

8:30 -- 9:00 Opening coffee break

9:00 -- 9:15: Welcoming remarks, Office of the Provost, Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values

9:15 -- 10:00: “Alternation of Generations as a Model for Evolution,” Lynn K. Nyhart, University of Wisconsin, Madison; President, History of Science Society

10:00 -- 10:45: “Science and Religion at the Metaphysical Society: Contesting Knowledge in the 1870's,” Bernard V. Lightman, York University; Editor, Isis

(Break 10:45-11:15)

11:15 -- 12:00: “What’s Gender Got To Do With It?  Women and Biological Laboratories and Research Institutes after 1900,” Marsha L. Richmond, Wayne State University; Secretary, History of Science Society

Lunch 12:15 – 1:30

1:45-2:30: “Life Atomic: Radioisotopes as Tools in Biology and Medicine,” Angela Creager, Princeton University; Vice-President, History of Science Society

Panel 1: 2:45 – 4:00, What do we have to say to each other? Peter Kilpatrick, Dean of Notre Dame's College of Engineering, Jeffrey W. Peng, professor in Notre Dame's Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Physics, Steve Wheatley, Vice President of ACLS, Don Howard, Professor of Philosophy

(Break: 4:00-4:15)

Panel 2: 4:15 – 5:30, The humanity of medical science. Professor Chris Hamlin, Nicole Archambeau, Bridget Gurtler, Sarah Parker 

Reception 5:30 – 6:45