Professor Steven Shapin’s programme of public lectures as the ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellow 2011-12 announced

Tuesday 01 May 2012

Professor Steven Shapin, Franklin L Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, will hold the ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellowship at the School of Advanced Study for 2011-12.

Professor Shapin, who has published widely in the historical sociology of scientific knowledge, will be based at the School for six weeks in May and June 2012. He will give a series of public lectures during his time in the UK – at the universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh and London - covering a range of topics including the tastes of wine, the sciences of subjectivity, and the history of dietetics.

ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellow programme of public lectures, May-June 2012:

22 May 2012, 17:30-19:30
ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellow Lecture and wine tasting: Changing Tastes: How Foods Tasted in the Early Modern Period and How They Taste Now
School of Advanced Study, University of London

29 May 2012, 17:15-19:00
The Tastes of Wine: Towards a Cultural History
The Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge

30 May 2012, 16:30-18:00
The Sciences of Subjectivity
Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

12 June 2012, 17:00-18:30
The Long History of Dietetics: Thinking about Food, Expertise, and the Self
Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, The University of Edinburgh

21 June 2012, 16:00
The Long History of Dietetics: Thinking about Food, Expertise, and the Self
Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bristol

Further information:

ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellow programme of public lectures May-June 2012 Flyer [PDF]

Harvard’s Professor Steven Shapin to join London’s School of Advanced Study as ST Lee Visiting Fellow, May-June 2012 news item

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