Materiality: objects and idioms in historical studies of science and technology.
May 3-4, 2013
This conference explores materiality as both historical object and emerging idiom in historical studies of science and technology. On one hand, it seeks to push into new sites of inquiry: How do we historicize materiality? When does materiality become a concern for historical actors and for scholars? How do the specific, local materialities of scientific and technical work figure in the wide-scale sweep of historical developments? But alongside new sites and questions, the conference explores emerging research tools and modes of scholarly expression that move beyond traditional text into sound, film and objects. Through paper presentations, hands-on sessions, exhibits and installations, we bring together a range of scholars and projects interested in thinking about materiality as historical object, intellectual resource, and scholarly expression.
Keynote: Peter Galison (Harvard University)
Presenters: Katharine Anderson (York University)
Bob Brain (UBC)
Tina Choi (York University)
Kristen Haring (Auburn University)
Edward Jones-Imhotep (York University)
Carla Nappi (UBC)
Sophia Roosth (Harvard University)
Hanna Rose Shell (MIT)
Emily Thompson (Princeton University)
John Tresch (University of Pennsylvania)
William Turkel (Western University)
Registration is now open and the preliminary program has been posted. Please visit the conference website (http://materialityconference.wordpress.com).
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