At the Meeting
Attend sessions. Hear papers. Rinse and repeat. There'll be no shortage of great history of science scholarship. In addition to our expertly curated program, we also would like to draw your attention to five special events you shouldn't miss.
1. Plenary Roundtable
Title: Knowledge/Violence/Futures: History of Science and Its Genealogies
Join Pablo Gómez, Joseph Masco, Michelle Murphy, and Kim TallBear in thinking “how the history of science and its genealogy might look different if we began, not from stories of progress and success, but from places of violence.... This panel invites us to attend to structures of power and knowledge embedded in imperial and capitalist formations, as well as the enduring layers of violence that persist and in which Western science has been complicit. Building from these starting points, how might such alternative narratives not just focus on violence, but create openings for different perspectives, voices, and potential futures?”
1 Nov 2018 | 18:00-19:30 | Willow
Co-Organized by Gregg Mitman and Michelle Murphy
2. Opening Reception
Maybe you want to catch up with a colleague, or you have a question that you didn't get to ask from a session earlier in the day, or maybe you have a blog where you rate conference receptions. Regardless, be sure to join us at the end of our first day for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and witty repartee. One ticket to the Opening Reception is included with registration.
01 Nov 2018 | 19:30-20:30 | Metropolitan A/B Foyer
THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.” It is an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. If you're interested in digital humanities or how technology can enhance history of science research, then this is the place for you. As an added bonus, this year, THATCamp will be held at the Seattle Public Library, which is worth the visit for the architecture alone. Free, but additional registration required.
02 Nov 2018 | 08:00-12:00 | Seattle Public Library
4. Prize Ceremony & Reception
It's like the Academy Awards, but twice as important and for historians of science. Join us in honoring our best at the 2018 Prize Ceremony and stay after to celebrate at the Prize Reception. Interested in reviewing the prizes and awards that HSS hosts or making a nomination? Find the details on our Honors & Awards page. One ticket to the Prize Reception is included with registration.
Prize Ceremony: 02 Nov 2018 | 18:00-18:45 | Aspen
Prize Reception (w/ PSA): 02 Nov 2018 | 19:00-20:00 | Metropolitan A/B Foyer
5. Distinguished Lecture
Title: Science v. the Sacred, a Dead-End Settler Ontology – and Then What?
Kim TallBear discusses the limitations of settler-colonial ontology, especially as it sets scientific tradition against Indigenous knowledges. Even with the recent ontological turn, which includes more-than-human ways of thinking and new materialisms, TallBear asks whether it can respond adequately enough to this settler-colonial existential crisis.
03 Nov 2018 | 18:30-19:30 | Metropolitan B