Knowledge and Society Spring Term 2005

8 February 2005

Harro Maas University of Amsterdam Machines for Thought: Political Economy, Stanley Jevons and Victorian Styles of Science

Jon Adams London School of Economics The Anxiety of Criticism: Science and the Humanities in the 20th Century

1 March 2005

Jennifer Gabrys IHR Mellon Fellow / McGill University The History of Excess in the Information Age

Erika Mattila LSE / University of Helsinki Modeling for Society: Infectious Diseases and Health Policy

Senate House, Malet Street, IHR, Wolfson/Pollard Room Tuesday, 4:00 – 6:30 pm

Convenors: Andrew Mendelsohn, Imperial (History of Science, Technology & Medicine) Mary Morgan, LSE (Economic History)

This seminar replaces ‘New Perspectives in the History of Science,’ which ran at the IHR until recently. It covers the history of the social and natural sciences as well as other ways of knowing and making, and aims to be useful to a wide range of historians and other scholars. It usually runs with two speakers per meeting. For further information, visit the IHR website: Or contact: [email protected] or [email protected]