Next Shulman Lecture To Focus on ‘Experiment and Response’

Larry Stewart, professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan, will deliver the opening Shulman Lecture in Science and the Humanities on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Stewart’s talk, titled “Experiment and Response: Discovering the Philosophic Audience in the Enlightenment,” will take place at 5 p.m. in Rm. 208, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. The public is invited to attend this free event.

The 2010 Shulman Lectures are organized in conjunction with the Yale College seminar “Science and Spectacle in the Enlightenment.” For more information contact Susan Stout at 203-432-6556 or susan.stout@yale.edu.

Stewart is the author of “The Rise of Public Science” and co-author of “Practical Matter: Newton’s Science in the Service of Industry and Empire, 1687-1851.” He is currently writing a history of experimentation in the first industrial revolution and editing a collection of essays on the uses of humans in experiment from 1660 to 1960.

The lecture series is named after Robert Shulman, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and senior research scientist in diagnostic radiology, in recognition of his roles as a founding fellow of the Whitney Humanities Center and as a supporter of the integration of science and the humanities.

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