Logan Lounge

A Collective Blog for Current and Former Members (and Friends!) of the History and Sociology of Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania

Friday, May 05, 2006

Conference at Penn This Weekend

I probably should have posted this sooner, but just in case any alumni readers of this blog haven't heard yet, there is an exciting conference coordinated by Riki taking place this weekend at Penn, sponsored by the HSS Dept.:

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“Histories of the Human Sciences: Different Disciplinary Perspectives.”

Conference on May 6th, 2006, University of Pennsylvania, sponsored by the Department of History and Sociology of Science.

During recent decades, interest in the history of human sciences has grown considerably. Research has been undertaken by practitioners of the human sciences as well as by historians, and also by scholars in other disciplines. Not surprisingly, scholars have typically addressed their own disciplinary audiences. The objective of this conference is to stimulate discussion across disciplinary boundaries.

Speakers: Matti Bunzl; John Carson; Susan Hegeman; Barbara Herrnstein Smith; Peter Logan; Philip Mirowski; Jill Morawski; Alice O’Connor; Leila Zenderland.

Commentators include Elizabeth Lunbeck and George W. Stocking, Jr.

Attendance space is limited. Those interested in attending the conference should declare their intention of doing so. Further particulars will be sent to them. Please send an e-mail message headed “Conference on May 6th” to Patricia Johnson, pjohnson@sas.upenn.edu.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Penn HSS Grads Lured to Central Pennsylvania

I have heard from various sources now that recent-Ph.D Chloe Silverman accepted a tenure-track offer with the STS program at Penn State University, located in the State College/University Park area. Meanwhile, not far down the road, I (Jeremy Vetter) accepted an offer in the History Department at Dickinson College, located in Carlisle. I have no explanation, really, for the strange pull of central Pennsylvania for our recent Ph.D graduates, although it is certainly nice that Chloe and I will both be so close to all our friends in Philadelphia!

And Jeff Tang, whose promotion to a tenure-track position at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia was noted in an earlier message (inexplicably deleted?), will not be that far down the road either.