Lunn Lecture: Historian of science Lorraine Daston Thursday, April 12, 2018, 4 – 6pm
Lunn Lecture: Historian of science Lorraine Daston
Room:Ballroom B
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Event Type:Lectures and Seminars
Presented by:Lorraine Daston
Sponsored by:Eugene Lunn Memorial Fund, Department of History

Lorraine Daston, executive director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and professor in the Committee of Social Thought at the University of Chicago, will give this year's Lunn Lecture: "The Strange Modernity of Science."

Daston has published on a wide range of topics in the history of science. Recent books include (with Paul Erikson et al.) How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold war Rationality and (co-edited with Elizabeth Lunbeck), Histories of Scientific Observation

In her talk, she will examine prevalent views in the history of science and other disciplines that the Scientific Revolution of early modern Europe was a motor of modernity. "My aim in this lecture is to explain how and when this narrative ... emerged in the early 20th century — and why it won't die, despite the best efforts of the best scholars to bury it with a stake through its heart."

A reception will follow.

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