I will be talking about the challenges and joys of writing The Philosophical Breakfast Club at a Writing Biography Luncheon held at St. John’s University in Queens, New York on Monday, April 30th at 12:15 pm. The event is free and open to the public; lunch will be served. To reserve a spot and for further information, please email CTL@stjohns.edu or call (718) 990-1859.
On Thursday, May 3, I’ll be the speaker at a “Food for Thought” luncheon sponsored by the Cambridge in America alumni group. Besides lunch, a talk about the book and a book signing, there will be time to mingle and chat informally. It should be fun! This event is open to alumni of Cambridge University and their guests. For more information, see here.
I’m happy to announce that I will be giving a public lecture on The Philosophical Breakfast Club at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University on Wednesday, May 9th 2012, at 7pm. The lecture is open to the public.
For more information about the talk, and to reserve tickets, see here.
I look forward to seeing friends and fans of The Philosophical Breakfast Club at the Arboretum on May 9th!
I will be lecturing on “The Philosophical Breakfast Club and the Invention of the Scientist” at a meeting of the interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Group at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada on Thursday, February 16th. The talk will be held at 4pm, and is free and open to the public. For more information, see here.
On February 17th, I will be giving a talk at the 2012 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, meeting in Vancouver which will be held in Vancouver, February 16-20.
The theme of this year’s meeting is “Flattening the World: Building the Global Knowledge Society”–a topic that was very near and dear to the hearts of the members of the Philosophical Breakfast Club! In my paper, “Global Science and the Public Good in the 19th century: Meteorology, Tidalogy, Magnetism,” I will discuss the way that William Whewell and John Herschel spearheaded international scientific cooperation.
My paper will be part of a session entitled “Creating a Global Knowledge Society: Lessons from History, Philosophy and Sociology,” which will be presented at 10am on Friday, February 17th at the Vancouver Convention Center, Room 116-117.
For more information about the AAAS meeting, or to register, see here.
I will be delivering the Dibner Library Lecture at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, December 6, at 5pm. The lecture is free and open to the public. I would love to meet friends/fans of THE PHILOSOPHICAL BREAKFAST CLUB there!
The topic of my lecture is “The Philosophical Breakfast Club and the Invention of the Scientist.”
For more information about the Dibner Library Lecture, see here.