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Bruno J. Strasser, profesor visitante del Programa de doctorado en Historia de la ciencia (UAB-UB)

El Dr. Bruno J. Strasser, de la Universitat de Yale, impartirá cuatro sesiones de máster y un seminario de doctorado dentro del Programa de doctorado en Historia de la ciencia (UAB-UB)
cehic 03/06/2009

Seattle 1962
Seattle 1962

Las clases y el seminario de doctorado tendrán lugar entre los días 9 y 19 de junio, en el seminario del CEHIC. Las sesiones de máster corresponden al módulo "De Frankenstein a Einstein: ciencia y sociedad contemporáneas", pero están abiertas a todos los alumnos del máster y personas interesadas, que pueden solicitar las lecturas recomendadas 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 las sesiones

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

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

Martes 16 de junio, 10h-13h
Seminari amb alumnes de doctorat

Martes 16 de junio, 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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