Webinar on History of Science, April 1st


On 1 April at noon EDT, the AAAS is sponsoring a webinar, “Through History’s
Lens: How history contributes to a better understanding of science” that is
free but requires registration to view the event. From the announcement: “A
panel of historians and scientists will give examples of how history has
helped our human understanding of the natural world. The hour will include a
unique opportunity to see important historical scientific artifacts from
Harvard’s Putnam Gallery and the NIH’s Stetten Museum. The panel will also
discuss what science is learning now that could shape the future.”

For more information and to register, see


(or use http://tinyurl.com/4glrjmv)

The participants are Gary Borisy, Ph.D. (Director and CEO of the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA), Jed Z. Buchwald, Ph.D (Doris and Henry Dreyfuss Professor of History at Caltech , Pasadena, CA), and Jane Maienschein, Ph.D (Director of the Center for Biology and Society, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ). The moderator is Manfred D. Laubichler, Ph.D. (Professor of Theoretical Biology and History of Biology, School of Life Sciences and Center for Biology and Society). You can submit questions if you register.

2 thoughts on “Webinar on History of Science, April 1st

  1. Can we assume that noon EDT refers to Eastern Daylight Time on the east coast of the USA and not Eastern Daylight Time in Australia?

    How would you estimate the risk that the announcement is an April Fools joke! 😉

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