FACTS, ARTIFACTS, AND THE POLITICS OF CONSENSUS A Midwest Conference for Science and Technology Studies May 4-5, 2012 at Northwestern University

FACTS, ARTIFACTS, AND THE POLITICS OF CONSENSUS
A Midwest Conference for Science and Technology Studies
May 4-5, 2012 at Northwestern University

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Registration is free but requested

Northwestern University’s Science in Human Culture Program and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Cluster in Science Studies are pleased to host the first Midwest regional Science and Technology Studies conference, with participation from faculty and students from colleges and universities across the Midwest. The conference will strengthen the Midwest STS community and promote STS-related scholarship in the region.

Keynote Speaker on Friday, May 4 at 4:30 pm:
Naomi Oreskes, History Department, University of California, San Diego
“Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming”

Panelists on Saturday, May 5, 9:00 am -5:30 pm:
Alex Blanchette, John Carson, Lorraine Daston, Paul Edwards, Joan Fujimura, Fiona Greenland, Christopher Hamlin, Gabrielle Hecht, Susan Lederer, Joseph Masco, Gregg Mitman, Kelly Moore, Tania Munz, Shobita Parthasarathy, Rachel Ponce, and Tom Waidzunas.

For the complete schedule of presentations, please see the attached flyer or:
http://www.shc.northwestern.edu/events/may2012conference.html.

A small number of hotel rooms are available for reservation through April 12 at a reduced rate of $142 per night at the Hilton Orrington Hotel, two blocks from campus. Please call 1-800-HILTONS and mention the “Science in Human Culture conference” to receive the group rate.

Meals are provided on May 5.

Supported by the following Northwestern University funders and co-sponsors: the Klopsteg fund, the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of History, the Institute for Policy Research, and the Environmental Policy and Culture Program.

For additional information, please contact Margarita Rayzberg (msrayzberg@gmail.com).

Posted February 20th, 2012 in Uncategorized.

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