May 3, 2013
Symposium Honoring the Career and Scholarship of Ruth Schwartz Cowan
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May 3 & 4
Organized by Dominique A. Tobbell, PhD, assistant professor, Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, University of Minnesota
In May 2013, the Department of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania will be hosting a symposium to celebrate the career and scholarship of Professor Ruth Schwartz Cowan. The theme of the two-day symposium will be to highlight the scholarship of senior and early career scholars who work at the multiple intersections of the histories of science, technology, medicine, genetics, and gender. In this way, the symposium will not only celebrate the important interdisciplinary work that Professor Cowan has done but will also promote the work of early career scholars, something to which Professor Cowan is very committed.
The speakers will be Robert Kohler (University of Pennsylvania), Deborah Coen (Barnard College), Daniel Kevles (Yale University), Helen Curry (Cambridge University), Paul Lombardo (Georgia State College of Law), Lara Marks (King’s College London), Alison Kraft (University of Exeter), Donald MacKenzie (University of Edinburgh), and Caitlin Zaloom (New York University).