Watson Seminar, Barcelona 6 June 2014

Third Watson Seminar in the History of Material and Visual Science

“How to write an urban history of science: New approaches and case studies”
Organized by Oliver Hochadel and Agustí Nieto-Galan

6 June 2014
Barcelona, Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC)


Draft Program

6 June 2014

9:15  Welcome Address
Miriam Levin (Case Western Reserve University): “The Physiology of Science and the City”
10:20-11:10 Oliver Hochadel and Agustí Nieto-Galan (IMF-CSIC and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): “Barcelona 1888-1929: The city of ‘scientific marvels’”

11:10-11:40 Coffee Break

11:40-12:30 Maria Rentetzi and Spiros Flevaris (National Technical University of Athens): “Envisioning a New European Metropolis: The Athens Observatory, Greek astronomy, and the imposed path to modernization”
12:30-13:20 Ana Simões (Universidade de Lisboa): “Science, Technology and Medicine in Lisbon as seen through the daily press (1900-1910)”

13:30-15:30 Lunch

15:30-16:20 Diego Armus (Swarthmore College): “Hygiene in a modern peripheral city. Buenos Aires, 1870-1930”
16:20-17:10 Dorothee Brantz (TU Berlin): “The Urban Discovery of Nature: Science, Education, and the Display of Animals, 1850-1930”

17:10-17:40 Coffee Break

17:40-18:30 Ben Marsden (University of Aberdeen): “’Glasgow is our laboratory’: metropolis, province and philosophical engineering c. 1840s – 1900”
18:30-19:00 Mitchell Ash (Universität Wien) “Concluding Remarks”


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