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The Circulation of Science and Technology:
Places, Travels and Landscapes

 
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HoST ANNUAL WORKSHOP 2006

Although globalization gurus sustain the flatness of the world and the endless expansion of international networks, history of science and technology narratives have stressed the crucial role of the local dimension of knowledge production. The workshop brings together historians of science and technology to discuss the many dimensions of science and technology circulation. Instead of considering it as an automatic phenomenon following the universal character of science, participants are invited to explore the multiple ways by which local knowledge and technology become suitable for transnational circulation. The role of the local context of reception, between passive import and wishful reinvention, will be open to debate. The workshop also wants to review center/periphery narratives and their relevance to circulation issues.

Main subjects

  1. Places - laboratories, museums or gardens as sites for the interchanging of different scales: local, national, imperial, global…
  2. Travels - displacements of instruments, people and knowledge.
  3. Landscapes - the translations of science and technology into formations in the landscape.

HoST

The workshop will work as launching pad to the new international journal of history of science and technology: HoST

Monday, June 5th

  • 9.20- 9.30 - Tiago Saraiva (Institute of Social Sciences - University of Lisbon): opening remarks
  • 9.30 -10.45 - Norton Wise (University of California Los Angeles): Keynote Address
  • 10.45 - 11.00 - Coffee Break at ICS hall
  • 11.00 - 13.00 - Chair: Ana Carneiro (CHFCT/DCSA, Faculty of Sciences and Technology - New University of Lisbon)
    • Juan Pimentel (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-Madrid): The Rhinos & the Megatherium. Two traveling mammals in search of bones and skin. Abstract.
    • Ricardo Roque (Universidade dos Açores / Cambridge): Wordless skulls: the order of things in the circulation of museum objects. Abstract.
  • 13.00 - 14.00 - Lunch will be served at the ICS VIP room (5th floor)
  • 14.00 - 16.00 - Chair: Ana Simões (CHCUL, Faculty of Sciences - University of Lisbon)
    • João Arriscado Nunes (Center of Social Studies - University of Coimbra): How mobile is biomedical knowledge? Reflections on the case of Helicobacter pylori as a pathogen.
    • Diana Obregón (Universidad Nacional de Colombia): Cultivating Hansen's bacillus and building a laboratory in Colombia. Abstract.
  • 16.00 - 16.10 - Coffee Break at ICS hall
  • 16.10 - 18.10 - Chair: Maria Paula Diogo (CHFCT/DCSA, Faculty of Sciences and Technology - New University of Lisbon )
    • Deepak Kumar (School of Social Sciences - Jawaharlal Nehru University): Scientific Institutions as sites for Exchange and Contestation: Snippets from Colonial India.
    • Cristiana Bastos (Institute of Social Sciences - University of Lisbon): Colonial physicians, scattered places and flows of knowledge: notes from the 19th century Portuguese colonies in Asia and Africa.

Tuesday, June 5th

  • 9.30 - 12. 30 - Chair: Ana Cardoso de Matos (CIDEHUS, University of Évora) (coffee break, 11.00)
    • David Edgerton (Imperial College): Creole technologies and global histories: rethinking how things travel in space and time. Abstract.
    • Paul Josephson (Colby College): Rivers as Enemies of the People: The Case Against Soviet Exceptionalism in Environmental History. Abstract.
    • Deborah Fitzgerald (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Erasing the Middle Ground: Landscapes of Food Production and Consumption. Abstract.
  • 12.30 -13.30 - Wrap-up commentary and Discussion. Maria Paula Diogo (CHFCT/DCSA, Faculty of Sciences and Technology - New University of Lisbon)

 

  • 18.30 - HoST LECTURE: Norton Wise (University of California Los Angeles): The Politicization of Science. Comments: Manuel Villaverde Cabral (Institute of Social Sciences) and João Caraça (Gulbenkian Foundation)
 

> See the HoST annual workshop 2007


Monday and Tuesday,
5th - 6th June 2006

Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon
Av Prof Aníbal de Bettencourt, 9
1600-189 Lisboa


Sala Polivalente

Commentarii Collegii Conimbricensis e Societate Jesu. In universam dialecticam Aristotelis Stagiritae, 1606

 

Organization Committee

Chairman

>Tiago Saraiva
(Institute of Social Sciences - University of Lisbon)

Members

> Ana Cardoso de Matos (CIDEHUS, University of Évora)
> Ana Carneiro (CHFCT/DCSA, Faculty of Sciences and Technology - New University of Lisbon)
> Ana Simões
(CHCUL, Faculty of Sciences - University of Lisbon);
> Henrique Leitão
(CHCUL, Faculty of Sciences - University of Lisbon);
> Maria Paula Diogo (CHFCT/DCSA, Faculty of Sciences and Technology - New University of Lisbon)

Sponsors

> Institute of Social Sciences - University of Lisbon
> Center of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (CHFCT/DCSA) - New University of Lisbon
> Interdisciplinary Center for History, Cultures and Societies (CIDEHUS) - University of Évora
> Center of History of Sciences - University of Lisbon (CHCUL)

 

For registration please contact

> Margarida Bernardo
margarida.bernardo(at)ics.ul.pt,
or 351-21-7804760

 

 

     
       
       
       
            
           
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