West Coast History of Science Society & UC-Stanford Workshop in the History of Science

Friday - Sunday
5 May - 7 May 2000

3335 Dwinelle Hall

Event Type

The workshop on Friday is open to all attendees. It draws primarily upon UC and Stanford scholarly resources, and is designed to address predominantly methodological, historiographic and professional issues.


9:00 – Coffee & rolls

9:15 – Panel Discussion: Organized by Zuoyue Wang

Chinese Science and Society in the Twentieth Century: New Trends in Historiography

Brian Greene (UCLA)

Lyman Miller (Hoover Institution, Stanford University)

Jim Williams (UC Berkeley)

Zuoyue Wang (Cal Poly Pomona)

10:45 – Coffee break

11:00 – Panel Discussion

Rethinking the Scientific Revolution

Margaret Jacob (UCLA)

Bill Eamon (New Mexico State University)

Paula Findlen (Stanford University)

12:45 – Luncheon Discussion

Applying History of Science Outside the Classroom

Henry Lowood (Stanford University Libraries)

Glenn Bugos (The Prologue Group, Redwood City)

Howard Rootenberg (B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, Los Angeles)

2:00 – Symposium: Organized by Ted Porter

Historicizing Objectivity: The Values of Science and Its Public Credibility

Sonja Amadae (UC Berkeley)

“Objectivity, Postmodernism, and Policy Science”

Minghui Hu (UCLA)

“Provenance in Contest”

Josh Dunsby (UC San Diego)

“Regulatory Sciences, Pollution Standards, and the Measurement of Danger”

Charles Thorpe (UC San Diego)

“Vocation, Discipline, and Objectivity”

Ted Porter (UCLA), Commentary

5:00 – Reception

This event is sponsored by CSTMS.
Additional sponsorship comes from:  Office for the History of Science and Technology • Stanford University • UCLA School of Medicine
Stanford University

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