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Information and Social Knowledge: From Gossip to the Internet (two-day workshop; Women’s Committee of the Economic History Society)

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Information and Social Knowledge: From Gossip to the Internet (two-day workshop; Women’s Committee of the Economic History Society)

Information and Social Knowledge: From Gossip to the Internet 14th Annual Workshop of the Women’s Committee of the Economic History Society London, 7 and 8 November 2003

Full programme and registration details for this conference appear below. They are also available (and downloadable) on the web at

http://wip.ehs.org.uk/society/women.asp

Friday 7 November 2003 5.15 p.m. at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London

Round-table discussion information in economic explanation, social and urban history, the history of science and technology and medical history. Speakers: Pat Hudson (University of Cardiff), David Green (King’s College London), Jon Agar (London), Cornelie Usborne (University of Surrey, Roehampton)

Saturday 8 November 2003 in the Wolfson/Pollard Rooms, at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London

9.30 Arrival and coffee

10.00-10.45 Social knowledge and modernity Adelheid von Saldern (University of Hannover), Modernisation and political systems as challenges for urban ways of living: Towards a history of social knowledge Chair: Eve Rosenhaft (University of Liverpool)

11.00 -12.15 Gender, power and information technologies Flis Henwood (University of Brighton), Informing gender: health, the internet, and everyday life Alison Adam and Helen Richardson (University of Salford), Women working the wires? From the telegraph to telephone call centres Chair: Cornelie Usborne (University of Surrey, Roehampton)

12.15-1.30 Lunch and Women’s Committee meeting

1.30-2.30 Early Career Researchers’ Panel Claire Jones (University of Liverpool), There as a mathematician, not a woman: Grace Chisholm Young and the mathematical community at the “shrine of pure thought” in late nineteenth- century Germany Sandra Mols (University of Manchester), The faulty stardom of early electronic computers: The computing laboratory as a nursery for the curing of computer faults and errors Chair: Graeme Gooday (University of Leeds)

2.45-4.00 Money and information in everyday life Judith Spicksley (University of Hull), Was the single woman really marginal? Lending and information networks in seventeenth-century England David Green (King’s College London), Passing the buck: Women, inheritance and financial knowledge in nineteenth-century Britain Chair: Pat Hudson (University of Cardiff)

4.00-4.15 Closing discussion

Drinks reception

Accommodation is provided for speakers only. Other participants seeking reasonably-priced accommodation in London are advised to visit the following website and click on WC1: http://housing.lon.ac.uk/site7/Hotels.htm.

Conference fee: £25, £12 students and unwaged, includes buffet lunch, coffee, tea and drinks on 8 November. Some bursaries may be available for postgraduate students; please enquire.

Further information: Contact Dr Eve Rosenhaft, School of Modern Languages, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZR (E-mail [email protected])

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Registration Form Information and Social Knowledge, 7-8 November 2003

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E-mail Please send this to Information Conference, c/o Dr Eve Rosenhaft, School of Modern Languages, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZR. Cheques should be made out to Dr Eve Rosenhaft (Conference Account).

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Dr Eve Rosenhaft Reader in German Studies School of Modern Languages University of Liverpool Modern Languages Building Liverpool L69 7ZR Tel 0151 794 2355 / 733 5034 Fax 0151 794 2307 / 733 5034 E-mail [email protected]

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