History of Science Society annual meeting

The History of Science Society (HSS) is meeting in Cleveland between November 3rd and 6th. The meeting will be co-located with the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). Registration for the meeting will open on August 1st, but the preliminary program is now available [pdf].

This year I am the chair of the Committee on Education, and the CoE will be sponsoring two sessions.

The first (Nov 4th @ 9am) is a roundtable titled “Linking The Past and Present: A Discussion of Collaboration Between Historians and Practitioners in the Classroom, the Field and the Laboratory.” Participants will be Gar Allen, Piers Hale, Mark Borrello, Jamie Elwick and David Sepkoski.

The second (Nov 5th @ noon) is a workshop titled “Copernicus Crosses the K-12/University Divide” and will feature a discussion between myself and Kavya Ravichandran, the 8th grader who produced this site on heliocentrism for National History Day. As part of her work, she interviewed a number of noted historians (Michael Crowe, Owen Gingerich,  Noel Swerdlow and Robert Westman) and we are hoping they will be present to take part in the discussion.

About John M. Lynch

teacher, historian, biologist, beer snob. not necessarily in that order.
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One Response to History of Science Society annual meeting

  1. Beto Pimentel says:

    Great ideas! Good luck with the sessions!

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