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Public lecture by Londa Schiebinger on Agnotology and Colonial Science

Wednesday, 9 October, 2013 - 18:30 to Wednesday, 9 October, 2013 - 20:30
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Faculty: History and Philosophy of Sciences
2.01 Promotion Hall
+32 (0)2 629 22 18
Guest lecture

The Chair Casterman-Hamers answers the need for a cross-disciplinary and university-wide education in the History and Philosophy of Sciences by means of annual series of invited lectures. 
The kick-off of the Chair is done by VUB-honorary doctor Londa Schiebinger. From October 8 to October 10, she will give two lectures and a workshop at the VUB.


18.30-19.00: Registration

19.00-19.15: Introduction
19.15-20.00: Lecture by Londa Schiebinger (Stanford University): The Cultural Production of Ignorance: The Gender Politics of Abortive Plants in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World.

Historic lecture on exotic abortifacients. The lecture looks at the influence of colonial science and introduces the term agnotology - the study of culturally induced ignorance or doubt, particularly the publication of inaccurate or misleading scientific data.

20.00-20.30: Q&A 


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