09/10/2013 - Casterman-Hamers Chair in History and Philosophy of Sciences: Public Lecture #2 by Londa Schiebinger


9 Oct 2013

VUB, Campus Etterbeek, Building D, Promotiezaal (Promotion Hall) - D 2.01

The Chair Casterman-Hamers answers the need for a cross-disciplinary and university-wide education in the History and Philosophy of Sciences by means of annual series of invited lectures.


18.30-19.00: Registration

19.00-19.15: Introduction by Jean Paul van Bendegem
19.15-20.00: Lecture by Londa Schiebinger (Stanford University): The Cultural Production of Ignorance: The Gender Politics of Abortive Plants in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

Historic lecture on exotic abortifacients. The lecture looks at the influence of colonial science and introduces the term agnotology - the study of culturally induced ignorance or doubt, particularly the publication of inaccurate or misleading scientific data.

20.00-20.30: Q&A


Participation is free, but registration is required.