4th Annual GTA Symposium on History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science, Technology, and Medicine
On May 3, 2011, the 4th Annual GTA Symposium on History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science, Technology, and Medicine took place at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, adjacent to the University of Guelph.
The symposium is an effort on the part of scholars in the GTA to foster opportunities for communication and to provide a forum for scholarly exchange, bringing together faculty and graduate students interested in a range of topics and approaches constitutive of HPS/STS.
10am – 10:15am: Coffee, tea, and Welcoming Remark
10:15am – 10:50am: Marga Vicedo (University of Toronto): Niko Tinbergen's work on autism: Interpreting gestures in gulls and children
10:55am – 11:30am: Maya Goldenberg (University of Guelph): Trust in Science and the MMR Vaccine Controversy
11:35am – 12:10pm: Aryn Martin and Kelly Holloway (York University): 'Something there is that doesn't love a wall’: The elusive placental barrier in medical and popular discourse
12:10pm – 1:30pm: Lunch (at the Art Centre)
1:40pm – 2:15pm: Conor Burns (Ryerson University): Giving form to Woodland chronology in American archaeology: A preliminary study
2:20pm – 2:55pm: Alexandra Rutherford (York University): ‘Poor Risks for the Professions’: Alice Boring, Georgene Seward, and the 'Woman Problem' Revisited
3pm – 3:15pm Coffee/Tea Break
3:20pm – 4pm Eric Desjardins (University of Western Ontario): Reflections on Unpredictability and Resilience Thinking in Ecological Management
4pm – 4:30pm Open Discussion