AAAS-CHF History Seminar: A Forum on Contemporary Histories of Science,
Technology, and Policy

Sponsored by the AAAS Archives and the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s
Center for Contemporary History and Policy. The AAAS-CHF History Seminar
is an informal forum on the social, institutional, and intellectual
histories of contemporary policy problems that rely upon science and
technology. Invited speakers will explore the historical genesis of a
wide range of current policy topics, such as the energy, environment,
and health. The forum aims to engage scholars with scientists,
policymakers, and members of the general public. Please join us. 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.

Spring Schedule 2009

Thursday, March 5,
4:30-6:00pm *What’s so scary about nano? Current trajectories and
future directions in exploring nanotoxicology* Jody Roberts, PhD Program
Manager, Environmental History and Policy Center for Contemporary History
and Policy, Chemical Heritage Foundation

Tuesday, April 7, 4:30-6:00 pm
‘Defining and defending chemical safety: The political and scientific
history of bisphenol A’ Sarah A. Vogel, PhD Program Officer, Johnson Family

Tuesday, May 5, 4:30-6:00 pm ‘Of Micro-organisms and Men:
Understanding the history and politics of patenting biotechnology’
Shobita Parthasarathy, PhD Co-Director, Science, Technology and Public
Policy Program, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor