30% discount off Royal Society Notes and Records

BSHS members get an exclusive 30% off a personal subscription to Notes and Records.
Subscribe

20% discount off Ashgate publications

BSHS members get an exclusive 20% off all Ashgate publications.

Visit Ashgate

“What citizens know that scientists don’t: Environmental justice and the challenge of ‘local knowledge’.”

///“What citizens know that scientists don’t: Environmental justice and the challenge of ‘local knowledge’.”

“What citizens know that scientists don’t: Environmental justice and the challenge of ‘local knowledge’.”

“What citizens know that scientists don’t: Environmental justice and the challenge of ‘local knowledge’.”

The next AAAS-CHF history seminar will take place Tuesday, June 16,

4:30-6:00 pm. Dr. Gwen Ottinger, Research Fellow in Environmental History

and Policy at the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s Center for Contemporary

History and Policy, will speak on “What citizens know that scientists

don’t: Environmental justice and the challenge of ‘local knowledge’.”

Dr.Ottinger ‘s research examines citizens’ engagement with science,

especially in the environmental justice movement, as a way of

understanding the construction of scientific authority and expertise. She

has conducted ethnographic research on the relationships between

residents, environmentalists, and petrochemical industry experts in a

Louisiana community, and her latest research looks at the strategies for

ambient air monitoring employed by communities next to petrochemical

facilities. Her report “Assessing Community Advisory Panels: A Case Study

from Louisiana’s Industrial Corridor” is available online:

http://www.chemheritage.org/about/about-cchp-pubs-sustainability.html. Dr.

Ottinger holds a PhD in Energy and Resources from the University of

California, Berkeley, and bachelor’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering and

Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Institute of Technology.

The seminar is part of a series co-hosted by the American Association for

the Advancement of Science Archives and the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s

Center for Contemporary History and Policy that explores social,

institutional, and intellectual histories of contemporary policy problems

that are interwoven with developments in science and technology. For

summaries of past seminars, please see http://archives.aaas.org/seminar/.

To RSVP, contact Amy Crumpton

[[email protected] or 202-326-6791]. All

seminars will be held in the Revelle Conference Room, 2nd floor, AAAS

Headquarters, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005. Light

refreshments will be served.

By | 2017-11-10T09:58:38+00:00 December 16th, 2010|Seminars & Public Lectures|Comments Off on “What citizens know that scientists don’t: Environmental justice and the challenge of ‘local knowledge’.”

About the Author: