CONF: Public History of Science and Technology, Sept 11-14, 2011
The University of South Carolina will host a conference September 11-14, 2011 to address the interaction of history, science, and the public. This conference seeks to examine: What role does the history of science play in the publicís understanding of science and technology? What is the role of museums, libraries, television documentaries, and popular writing in educating audiences about science? How can historians of science and technology best interact with science policy makers? What can university history departments and public history programs do to teach future science popularizers and educators?
Keynote speakers include:
Robert Bud, The Science Museum, London
Sharon Babaian, Canada Science and Technology Muserum
Peter Leibhold, National Museum of American History
Zuoyue Wang, California State University, Pomona
For more information, please visit the conference website at http://www.cas.sc.edu/hist/conf/phst/. There is no cost for registration, but all participants must fill out a registration form by September 1, 2011.
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