Tuesday, January 09, 2007

In case you missed the advance publicity, tonight's Whelen Visiting Lecture will be delivered by Steven Shapin, the Franklin L. Ford Professsor of the History of Science at Harvard University. Professor Shapin has authored many notable books and articles, including The Social History of Truth (Chicago, 1994) and The Scientific Revolution (Chicago, 1996). Tonight's lecture, "Thinking Different... Science and the Modern World" explores the sentiments that underpin our sense that science begat modernity, and questions the fundamental assumption that the two are, in fact, linked. Don't miss it. January 9, 7:pm, Convocation Hall: Admission Free, Everyone Welcome.