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Berkeley – Bologna – Paris – Uppsala

9th International Summer School in History of Science

University of Bologna, 29 August – 3 September 2004

Facoltà di Lettere, Via Zamboni 38, Aula II (2nd floor), 9:30-12:30

“Current approaches to the history of science”

Program:

Monday

Introduction:

Dominique Pestre

“Thirty years of science studies. Between intellectual analysis and political intervention"

Nicolaas Rupke

"Serving different interests: the purposes of 20th-century history of science in the English- and German-speaking worlds"

Tuesday

Making Natural Knowledge:

Jan Golinski

"Making natural knowledge: Reconsiderations"

George E. Smith

“Vistas, short and long, narrow and wide”

Wednesday

Closer Looks, I:

Claire Salomon-Bayet

“Epistemology, sociology of sciences, science policy: End of a French ideology, 1950-2000”

Giuliano Pancaldi and Anna Guagnini

“Purification rituals: Reflections on the history of science in Italy, 1970-2004”

Thursday

Closer Looks, II:

Feza Günergun

“Researches on history of science in Turkey: Emergence, current approaches and future directions”

José Ferreirós

"The history of science in Spain: notes and reflections"

Friday

Summaries and General Discussion

Dava Sobel

“Writing about history of science for a general audience”

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In the afternoons:

Monday, 14:30-16:30 Work in progress: students’ informal presentations (5 mins each)

Tuesday, 14:30-15:30 Guided tour: The Museums of Palazzo Poggi: Science and art in Bologna, 15th-18th centuries.

Wednesday, 13:30-22:00: Excursion to Florence (15:00-17:00 guided tour of the Institute and Museum of the History of Science; 17:30-18:30 guided tour of the exhibition “Vitrum: Glass between art and science in the Roman world”; 19:00 dinner in Florence).


Thursday: free (recommended visit to the Museo Civico Medievale, preserving several fine sculptures illustrating academic life in Bologna during the Middle Ages, Via Manzoni 4, Bologna).

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Organizers: Cathryn Carson and Roger Hahn (Berkeley), Tore Frängsmyr (Uppsala), J.L. Heilbron (Berkeley and Oxford), Giuliano Pancaldi (Bologna), Dominique Pestre (Paris).

Local organization: Giuliano Pancaldi, International Centre for the History of Universities and Science, Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna, Via Zamboni 38, 40126 Bologna, Italy (giuliano.pancaldi@unibo.it), with Paola Bertucci, Marco Bresadola, Eleonora Certo, Paola Govoni, and Anna Guagnini.