Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Scone Fest II

You are cordially invited to
“Scone Fest II” — a fancy English Tea

to welcome Dr. Vladimir Jankovic to Colby

for a discussion of

Science Studies in the UK and the EU


Tea, Scones, Jam, Clotted Cream, Real China, and White Tablecloths

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, 4:00-5:00 pm

in the Whitney Room of Robert’s Union

Vladimir Jankovic is Wellcome Research Lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK and was a Goldfarb Visiting Fellow at Colby last spring. He has just completed a new book on the history of British environmental medicine in understanding the functioning of the body in relation to seasons, places, and artificial atmospheres. He is now working on an international project that examines the (lack of) resilience of cities to climate change. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Reading the Skies: A Cultural History of English Weather, 1650-1820 (University of Chicago Press, 2000) and the co-editor of Osiris, volume 26. As an STS professor, he teaches big picture courses such as Science and the Modern World; The Crisis of Nature: Issues in Environmental History; History of Climate Change; and Biosciences, Medicine, and Technology.

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