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Bruno J. Strasser, professor visitant del Programa de doctorat en Història de la ciència (UAB-UB)

El Dr. Bruno J. Strasser, de la Universitat de Yale, impartirà quatre sessions de màster i un seminari de doctorat dins del Programa de doctorat en Història de la ciència (UAB-UB)
cehic 03/06/2009

Seattle 1962
Seattle 1962

Les classes i el seminari de doctorat tindran lloc entre el 9 i el 19 de juny, al seminari del CEHIC. Les sessions de màster corresponen al mòdul "De Frankenstein a Einstein: ciència i societat contemporànies", però estan obertes a tots els alumnes del màster i persones interessades, que poden demanar les lectures recomanades a cehic@uab.cat.

 

Description

The purpose of this course is to characterize the “molecular revolution” in the life sciences in its intellectual, social, cultural and political dimensions. This course will examine how the “molecular revolution” has transformed our representations of life and disease, behavior and destiny, race and identity. It will also explore the changing relationships between the life sciences and society, as well as the transformation in research practices during the 20th century. This course will cover some of the key achievements in the history of the life sciences in order to address broader historigraphical issues, such as the role of technology and research practices, intellectual and political migrations, science policy and philanthropic foundations, local networks and trans-national exchanges, social construction of risks and commodification of life, politics of memory and popular representation of science. Readings will include newspapers articles, scientific papers, popular literature, autobiographies, movies, and recent historical literature in the field.

 

Programa de les sessions

Dimarts 9 de juny, 16h a 19h
“Introduction: The molecular vision of life"

Divendres 12 de juny, 10h-13h
“The secret of life? The discovery of the DNA double helix"

Dimarts 16 de juny, 10h-13h
Seminari amb alumnes de doctorat

Dimarts 16 de juny, 16h-19h
“Rethinking the ‘Molecular Revolution’”
Readings (selection): Session 3 (1); Abir-Am (2002); Rasmussen (1997)

Divendres 19 de juny, 16-19h
“From Molecular Biology to Biotechnology?”
Readings (selection): Session 4 (1); Kevles (1997); Strasser (2008)

 

Course syllabus

Bruno J. Strasser in the Department of History at Yale University





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