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AAAS-CHF History Seminar

A Forum on Contemporary Histories of Science, Technology, and Policy

Sponsored by the AAAS Archives and the Chemical Heritage Foundations Center for Contemporary History and Policy, the AAAS-CHF History Seminar is an informal forum on the social, institutional, and intellectual histories of contemporary policy problems that rely upon science and technology. Invited speakers will explore the historical genesis of a wide range of current policy topics, such as energy, environment, and health. The forum aims to engage scholars with scientists, policymakers, and members of the general public. Please join us.

To RSVP, contact Amy Crumpton [ or 202-326-6791]. Seminars will be held in the Revelle Conference Room, 2nd floor, AAAS Headquarters, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005. Light refreshments will be served.

Seminar Schedule 2011

Friday, May 20, 3:30-5:00 pm

"Design for Civil Rights: Disability, Technology and Access before the Americans with Disabilities Act"

Friday, March 25, 3:30-5:00 pm

"Informed Choice in Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing for Alzheimer and Other Diseases: Lessons from Two Cases" - SUMMARY

Seminar Schedule 2010

Friday, November 19, 3:30-5:00 pm

"From Inception to Reform: Unpacking the History of the Toxic Substances Control Act through Archives and Oral Histories" - VIDEO

Thursday, October 7, 4:30-6:00 pm, AAAS Auditorium

"Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control" - SUMMARY

Tuesday, June 15, 4:30-6:00 pm

"Creating Networks and Social Worlds: The Rise of the Category Autoimmune Disease in the United States"

Tuesday, May 4, 4:30-6:00 pm

"Beyond a 1,000 Words: Catalyzing Climate Adaptation for Video" - SUMMARY

Seminar Schedule 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 4:30-6:00 pm

"Technoscientific Diplomacy: Explaining Transnational Authority in U.S.-Japan Earth Observation"

Thursday, November 5, 4:30-6:00 pm

"Don't Worry About the Government? LEED-NC 'Green Building' Rating System and Energy Efficiency in U.S. Commercial Buildings" - SUMMARY

Wednesday, October 7, 4:30-6:00 pm

"The Rise of Technological Medicine: Consequences for Patients, Doctors and Health Care Reform" - SUMMARY

Tuesday, September 8, 4:30-6:00 pm

"The Death of Biomedical Innovation?: Private Foundations, the NIH, and 'Risky' and 'Incremental' Science" - SUMMARY

Tuesday, July 21, 4:30-6:00 pm

"Agro-Environmental Practice in the Industrial Age: The Scientific and Moral Debate over Adulteration" - SUMMARY

Tuesday, June 16, 4:30-6:00 pm

"What citizens know that scientists don't: Environmental justice and the challenge of 'local knowledge' " - SUMMARY

Tuesday, May 5, 4:30-6:00 pm

Between Markets and Morals: Understanding the politics of patenting biotechnology in comparative perspective" - SUMMARY

Tuesday, April 7, 4:30-6:00 pm

Defining and defending chemical safety: The political and scientific history of bisphenol A" - SUMMARY

Thursday, March 5, 4:30-6:00pm

What's so scary about nano? Current trajectories and future directions in exploring nanotoxicology" - SUMMARY