The Making of Modern American Science

Science is a capital or fund perpetually reinvested; it accumulates, rolls up, is carried forward by every new man. (John Burroughs, US author, naturalist)

Sponsored by :OHMAR (Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region) Dates: March 17, 18, 19, 2005 Location: Wiley Center, FDA Building, College Park, Maryland

In spring 2005, OHMAR and the Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) will co-locate their conferences in College Park, MD. The theme of the SHFG conference, to be held on March 17th, is Oral History and the Federal Government. The theme of the OHMAR conference, to be held on March 18th , is The Making of Modern American Science. The two organizations will co-sponsor workshops, to be held March 19th, on oral history methods and technology.

The OHMAR conference will explore the development and growth of the American scientific community and its achievements during the 20th century; the way in which oral history has helped to document and highlight these works and achievements; the role and influence of the federal government and the private sector in advancing scientific knowledge and publishing; and the issues and challenges in documenting and interpreting scientific history and advances. Naturally, the conference seeks to promote and highlight the practice of oral history and the unique ability of oral history to capture science- related stories that are especially revealing and meaningful.

OHMAR invites proposals covering all areas of the history of science and scientific advancement including astronomy, natural history, geography, biology, botany, chemistry, physics, medicine, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics, applied science, and the philosophy and sociology of science.

Proposals for the OHMAR conference may include papers, books, audio, film, and multimedia presentations. Deadline for proposal submission : January 15, 2005

Conference to be held adjacent to the and spring SHFG (Society for History in the Federal Government)

Send proposals for the OHMAR conference to: Dave Winkler Naval Historical Foundation 1306 Dahlgren Avenue SE Washington Nay Yard Washington DC 20374 E-mail : [email protected]

OHMAR members and other interested individuals are also encouraged to submit papers for the SHFG conference. Proposals should not exceed 600 words and include a brief summary of the topic and a statement of historical interest. Proposals included as the of an email message are welcome, but should not be sent as an attachment. Proposals are due by 15 January 2005.

Mail proposals to:

SFHFG 2005 conference Box 14139, Ben Franklin Station Washington, DC 20004

Or, email them to: [email protected]