Darwin-L Message Log 6:11 (February 1994)

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<6:11>From princeh@husc.harvard.edu  Wed Feb  2 17:39:43 1994

Date: Wed, 2 Feb 1994 18:42:26 -0500 (EST)
From: Patricia Princehouse <princeh@husc.harvard.edu>
Subject: Conference: The Architecture of Science (fwd)
To: Darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

I hope the following conference announcement will be of interest to
Darwin-L readers.

Patricia Princehouse

Subject: Conference: The Architecture of Science


Peter and I would like to call your attention to an
interdisciplinary conference that we are organizing on The Architecture
of Science, to be held here at Harvard in May.
A poster/flyer will be sent out to advertise the program later
this spring.  In the meantime, I am tossing the following e-message
into "The Net," hoping to reach colleagues far and wide.  Please
forward this information to any potentially interested parties.

Many thanks, Emily Thompson

The Architecture of Science
Harvard University
Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall
21-22 May 1994

A conference co-sponsored by the Department of History of Science, the
Graduate School of Design and the Harvard Medical School

Organized by:
Peter Galison, Mallinckrodt Professor of History of Science and Physics
Emily Thompson, Postdoctoral Fellow in History of Science

All sessions are open to the public.
Direct questions to Emily Thompson,  ethomps@husc.harvard.edu

SCOPE:  This conference will bring together scientists, architects,
historians and anthropologists, to examine aspects of the relationship
between architecture and science.  Some participants will explore the
role that buildings play in defining the practice of science and the
nature of scientific knowledge; others will focus upon scientific ideas
as aesthetic motivation for the design of structures; still others will
consider how architectural theory has affect the development of
scientific philosophies; and some speakers will analyze how the
scientific and technical aspects of construction affect the design process.


SESSION 1:  Saturday 21 May 1994, 9 AM - 12 PM
Science and Architecture in Early Modern Europe
Chair: Katherine Park, Professor of History, Wellesley College

Dr. Alberto Perez-Gomez, Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of the History of
Architecture, McGill University
     The Impact of Early Modern Science on Architectural Theory:
     The Work of Claude Perrault

Pamela O. Long, Historian, Washington DC
     Openness and Empiricism: Values and Meaning in Early Architectural
     Writings and in the New Experimental Philosophy

Paula Findlen, Professor of History, UC Davis
     Masculine Prerogatives: Gender, Space and Knowledge in the
     Early Modern Museum

William Newman, Professor of History of Science, Harvard
     The Alchemist in His Laboratory: Representations from the
     Early Modern Period

SESSION 2: Saturday 21 May, 2 - 5 PM
Chair: Mario Biagioli, Professor of History, UCLA

Caroline Jones, Professor of Art History, Boston University
Peter Galison, Mallinckrodt Professor of History of Science and Physics,
Harvard University
     Laboratory, Studio and Factory: Dispersing Sites of Production

Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture, Columbia
     The British Debate, 1960-1980: Techno-Science Versus Architecture

Robert R. Wilson, Director Emeritus, Fermilab and Professor Emeritus of
Physics, Cornell University
     Architecture at Fermilab

Moshe Safdie, Moshe Safdie Associates Inc, Former Ian Woodner Professor
of Architecture and Professor of Urban Design, Harvard
     From D'Arcy Thompson to the SSC

SPECIAL SESSION: Saturday May 21 1994, 8 - 10 PM
A Case Study in Science and Space: The Lewis Thomas Laboratory
for Molecular Biology at Princeton
Chair: Thomas Hughes, Mellon Professor of History and Sociology of Science,
       University of Pennsylvania

Robert Venturi, Venturi Scott Brown Associates Inc.
     Thoughts on the Architecture of the Scientific Workspace:
     Community, Change and Continuity

Denise Scott Brown, Venturi Scott Brown Associates Inc.
     The Hounding of the Snark

Arnold J. Levine, Harry C. Wiess Professor in the Life Sciences and
Chair, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton
     Living in the Lewis Thomas Laboratory

SESSION 3: Sunday 22 May 1994, 9 AM - 12 PM
Building Science: Reflections on the Nineteenth Century
Chair: Warwick Anderson, Professor of History of Science, Harvard

George Stocking, Stein-Freiler Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
and Conceptual Foundations of Science, University of Chicago
     The Spaces of Cultural Representation: Museum Arrangements and
     Anthropological Theory in the Boasian and Evolutionary Traditions

Norton Wise, Professor of History, Princeton
     Architectures for Steam: Engine Houses and Berlin Gardens

Myles Jackson, Postdoctoral Fellow in History of Science, Harvard
     Illuminating the Opacity of Glass Making: Joseph von Fraunhofer's
     Use of Monastic Culture and Architecture in Achromatic-Lens

Sophie Forgan, Principal Lecturerer, Institute of Design, Teesside
     Models, Machines and the Architecture of Science in Later 19th
     Century British Universities

SESSION 4: Sunday 22 May 1994, 2 - 5 PM
Modern Science, Modern Structures
Chair: Neil Levine, Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of Fine Arts, Harvard

Adrian Forty, Architectural Historian, The Bartlett,
University College London
     Scientific Metaphors in the Language of Architecture

Emily Thompson, Postdoctoral Fellow in History of Science, Harvard
     Listening to/for Modernity: Architectural Acoustics and the
     Development of Modern Spaces in America

Michael Hays, Professor of Architecture, Harvard
     Hannes Meyer, The Bauhaus and the "Scientization" of Architecture

Allan Brandt, Amalie Moses Professor of the History of Medicine, Harvard
     Of Beds and Benches: Building the Modern American Hospital

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