2001 Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of the Physical Sciences
September 28-29, 2001
[Please note the new two-day format]
Historical Interactions Between the Physical Sciences, Business, and Technology
The Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of the Physical Sciences (JASHOPS) will take place on September 28-29, 2001 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. The conference will focus on the historical interactions between the physical sciences, business, and technology.
The physical sciences, technologies, and industries have profoundly shaped the history of the world since the late nineteenth century. New scientific disciplines and global industries have been established, e.g., petrochemicals, polymers, solid-state electronics, materials science, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. Moreover, the physical sciences, technologies, and industries developed early and had far-reaching connections with public sector-institutions, spanning the range from public health and environmental protection to national defense. These fields and industries have had dramatic effects on standards of living, global economic patterns and developments, as well as on worldviews.
There is no registration fee, but attendees are encouraged to contact Todd Waters (see below) by August 31, 2001 in order to reserve a place at the conference. Those who register will receive additional details about parking and directions to CHF. Papers prepared by the speakers will be pre-circulated.
To register, please RSVP by August 31, 2001. Limited seating is available.
Friends of the Center for History of Physics
American Institute of Physics
Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology
Department of the History and Sociology of Science
University of Pennsylvania
Chemical Heritage Foundation
Mary Ellen Bowden
David C. Brock
Thomas C. Lassman
Since 1999, JASHOPS has provided a stimulating intellectual forum for graduate students and recent Ph.D.s working in the history of the physical sciences. Previous meetings at George Washington University and the University of Pittsburgh have explored historiographical themes in the field and interactions between the history and philosophy of science.
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