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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.

Schedule:  

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 

If you have any further questions contact Tara Abraham or Sofie Lachapelle

 

 
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.