Day 2: HSMT Postgraduate Conference 2022: A Theatre of Knowledge
Day 2: Friday 17 June

09:30-09:40 Opening Remarks: Professor Rob Iliffe
Curtain: “Seize the Day” (Newsies)

09:40-11:10 Act 5: Contesting and Shaping Science – “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat” (Guys and Dolls)
Isabella Davis, Information overload: spectacularization and the proliferation of pseudoscience in the early 20th century
Danielle Grey-Stewart, Co-production of Cold War science research and science policy in the United States through the lens of the National Science Foundation (NSF), 1969-1991
Alexander (Alex) Aizenman, “In matters of science no other witnesses can be called”: historicity, precendent, and the expert witness
August Aalto, Lovelock and the rise of Gaia: historicizing scientific criticism of the Holistic Earth System hypothesis, 1969-1985
Chair: Hai Sophia Jeon

11:10-11:30 Interval: Tea/coffee – “Coffee Break” (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)

11:30-12:50 Act 6: Technology and Bodies – “My Favorite Things” (The Sound of Music)
Asmita Sarkar, A delicate matter: innovation, use and the X-ray in India
Hai (Sophia) Jeon, When warm bodies meet cold tools: conflicts surrounding water management technologies in South Korea 1972-1992
Tobias Schroder, A history of erythropoetin: hypoxia, the Cold War and the anti-doping revolution
Chair: Andrew Biederman

12:50-13:00 Closing Remarks: Dr Sloan Mahone
Curtain: “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story” (Hamilton)
Date: 17 June 2022, 9:30 (Friday, 8th week, Trinity 2022)
Venue: History Faculty, George Street OX1 2RL
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organising department: Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology
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Part of: HSMT Postgraduate Conference 2022: A Theatre of Knowledge
Booking required?: Required
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Cost: Free
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Belinda Clark