Commemorative practices in science : historical perspectives on the politics of collective memory / edited by Pnia G. Abir-Am and Clark A. Elliott.

1999, ©2000
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Ithaca, N.Y. : Dept. of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University, 1999, ©2000.

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xii, 383 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm.


Pt. 1. Commemorating great minds : scientists as cultural heroes. The Copernican quinquecentennial and its predecessors : historical insights and national agendas / Owen Gingerich.-- Claude Bernard and Louis Pasteur : contrasting images through public commemorations / Christiane Sinding.-- A focal point for feminism, politics, and science in France : the Clément Royer Centennial celebration of 1930 / Joy Harvery.-- Changing practices of commemoration in neurology : comparing Charcot's 1925 and 1993 centennials / Daniela S. Barberis.-- Medicine and the culture of commemoration : representing Robert Koch's discovery of the tubercle bacillus / George E. Haddad.-- The divided centennial : the 1958 Max Planck celebration(s) in Berlin / Dieter Hoffmann.-- Pt. 2. Commemorating scientific institutions : the re/production sites of scientific progress. The tercentenary of Harvard University in 1936 : the scientific dimension / Clark A. Elliott.-- The Enola Gay affair : what evdience counts when we commemorate historical events? / Stanley Goldberg.-- The golden jubilees of Lawrence Berkeley and Los Alamos National Laboratories / Robert W. Seidel.-- Commemorative practices at CERN : between physicists' memories and historians' narratives / Dominique Pestre.-- Pt. 3. Commemorating scientific disciplines : materializing objectivity. Bourbaki's art of memory / Liliane Beaulieu.-- Jocular commemorations : the Copenhagen spirit / Mara Beller.-- The 1959 Darwin Centennial celebration in America / Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis.-- The first American and French commemorations in molecular biology : from collective memory to comaparative history / Pnina G. Abir-Am.


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