UPDATE: Modernist Science and Its Caveats (5/1/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Priya Venkatesan
contact email: 
Priya.Venkatesan@Dartmouth.EDU

UPDATE: Call for Papers; MSA

I am proposing the following panel for the 8th annual
Modernist Studies Conference in Tulsa (October 19-22,
2006). This panel will look closely at how modernist
science is constructed and challenged from various
interdisciplinary perspectives.
Bruno Latour asked the question of whether we have ever
been modern. Does a modern science exist?
How have arguments for the social constructedness of
scientific fact affected visions of a modernist science?
Does the scientific method inherently engender the modern
subject as free beings? Papers that deal specifically with
the issue of whether modern science has been deconstructed
in terms of actual scientific practice are especially
welcome.
 
Please send a 500-word abstract and brief CV by May 1st to
Priya Venkatesan at priyav68_at_verizon.net
 
Priya Venkatesan, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School
(603) 653-9969

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