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>Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 18:55:21 +0100
>From: Thomas Soederqvist <thomass@frode.ruc.dk>
>                          Second International Conference:
>     Magleas Catholic Conference Center, Birkerod, Denmark
>                               August 19 - 23, 1998
>                                     PROGRAM
>                            Wednesday, August 19
>17.00 Welcome reception
>19.30 Session 0: Looking Back
>- Thomas Soderqvist (Roskilde U): "What we said at the 1st
>Conference on the Historiography of Recent Science, Technology, and
>Medicine in 1994".
>                           Thursday, August 20
>09.30 Session 1: Engaging the Scientist in Creating the Record - I
>- Timothy Lenoir (Stanford U): "Archives of community memory: the case
>of Douglas Englebart and the history of human-computer interaction"
>- Finn Aaserud (NBI): "Archives and documentation"
>13.30 Session 2: Engaging the Scientist in Creating the Record - II
>- Tilli Tansey (The Wellcome Inst.): "Witnessing the witnesses:
>problems and potentials of the witness seminar in twentieth century
>- Horace Judson (George Washington U): "The integrated history of
>science interview"
>16.00 Session 3: Case-studies
>- Keld Nielsen (Elmuseet), Flemming Petersen (Elmuseet) and Henry
>Nilsen (Aarhus U): "Methodological problems in writing about a large
>contemporary research institution":
>- Lene Koch (Copenhagen U): "The problem of archives in writing the
>history of recent medicine".
>                             Friday, August 21
>09.30 Visit to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
>13.30 Session 4: Science, History and the Public
>- Jeff Hughes (Manchester U): "Science, history and the public"
>- Oliver Morton (indep. scholar): "The first draft of history: what
>happens when science becomes news"
>- Barbara Orland (U Frankfurt): "Who is the expert? Recent
>historiographical trends to study the relation between science and
>the public"
>16.30 Session 5: Images in Writing Recent Science
>- Pamela Hanson (Smithsonian Institution) and Ron Doel (Oregon State
>U): "Photographs as evidence: images and the historiography of recent
>                              Saturday, August 22
>09.30 Session 6: Digging into the Secret Archives
>- Michael Dennis (Cornell U): "Secrecy and science revisited: from
>politics to historical practice and back"
>- Anne Fitzpatrick (U Minnesota): "Need to know: navigating the labyrinths of
>classified historical research"
>13.30 Session 7: Don't Forget the People and the Concepts
>- Denis Thieffrey (MPI-WG, Berlin): "What role for conceptual history
>in contemporary historiography of science"
>- Thomas Soederqvist (Roskilde U): "Biography and the postmodern challenge to
>contemporary history of science"
>16.00 Session 8: Round-Table (Opening remarks by Yakov Rabkin, U
>Invited commentators: Yakov Rabkin, Helge Kragh, William Asprey, Joan
>Bromberg and Hans-Jorg Rheinberger.
>                              SCOPE OF CONFERENCE
>The history of recent science, technology and medicine (STM) is a
>rapidly expanding and highly cross-disciplinary area that engages
>scholars in fields such as philosophy of science, sociology of STM,
>social studies of scientific knowledge (SSK), and general history of
>science, technology and medicine itself. The area also attracts a
>growing number of science journalists, and has the attention of
>practicing scientists.
>The first international conference devoted to problems in the
>historiography of recent STM was organized in Gothenburg, Sweden
>in 1994 (see _The Historiography of Contemporary Science and
>Technology_, T. Soderqvist, ed.,  Amsterdam: Harwood, 1997). In
>the interim a number of new and important works in the history of
>recent STM have appeared, and new (sometimes fierce) discussions have
>taken place. The aim of this three-day second international conference
>is to address problems such as:
>- How do different theoretical perspectives (sociological,
>philosophical, biographical, ethnographic, historical, economic,
>etc.) contribute to the historiography of STM?
>- How do the new information and communication technologies affect the
>research and writing of the history of STM?
>- How does the growing complexity of recent technoscience place
>demands on our historiographical tools? And, conversely, how can we
>engage scientists, engineers and medics to participate positively in
>writing the history of recent and contemporary STM, given the
>increasing complexity of the historiographical tools we use?
>- Given the tremendous amount of recent archival information (paper
>and electronic), how can one secure what is historically relevant and
>make it available to historians?
>- What issues arise from the differences in perspective of all those
>with interests in the history of recent and contemporary STM
>(scientists, historians, sociologists, journalists, policy-analysts,
>policy-makers, the public), and how can we deal with them?
>- Do the similarities between recent science, technology and
>biomedicine warrant a unified approach signalled by the term
>- What can (and should) science journalism and the development of oral
>history contribute to the history of recent STM?
>- What consequences do historical studies of contemporary and recent
>STM have for researchers' practice and for the public perception of
>science, technology and biomedicine?
>- Can the study of recent history of STM be used to give qualified
>predictions for future scientific and technological developments?
>                                     ABSTRACTS
>Can be requested on the address below.
>For inquiries and applications for participation: call or write Thomas
>Soderqvist, Dept of Philosopy and Science Studies, Roskilde
>University, tlf. +45 4674 2587 (secr.), or e-mail: thomass@ruc.dk
>Steering Committee:
>- Finn Aaserud, Niels Bohr Archive, Copenhagen
>- Lene Koch, Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen University
>- Helge Kragh, History of Science Department, Aarhus University
>- Thomas Soderqvist, Division of Philosophy and Theory of Science,
>Roskilde University
>International Advisory Program Panel:
>- Jeff Hughes, Centre for Science, Technology and Medicine,
>Manchester University
>- Horace F. Judson, Center for the History of Recent Science,
>George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
>- Timothy Lenoir, Program in History and Philosophy of Science,
>Stanford University
>- Hans-Jorg Rheinberger, Max-Planck-Institut fur
>Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin

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