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Chemical Legacies: Managing the Beckman Center Fellowship Program at the Sc...

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Daniel Jon Mitchell, research fellow and director of the Science History Institute’s Center for Historical Research, hosts the January gathering of the Joseph Priestley Society.

What is the fellowship program at the Science History Institute? How is it run and why do we have one? Our director of the Center for Historical Research, Daniel Jon Mitchell, will take us through the development of the fellowship program in relation to the Institute’s core mission to preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences. In particular, he will address the challenges posed by the expansion of the Institute’s mission into the life sciences, the need to engage public audiences, and the widespread perception of a “crisis” in the humanities. These challenges place conflicting demands on the fellowship program, giving rise to alternate futures, all of which nonetheless respect the Institute’s chemical legacies.



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  • 11:30 a.m.
    Networking Reception
  • 12:15 p.m.
    Luncheon
  • 1:00 p.m.
    Program




About the Speaker

Daniel Jon Mitchell joined the Science History Institute in August 2019 as a research fellow and the director of the Center for Historical Research. He specializes in the history of European physical science from the 19th century onward, especially in France and Britain, with a particular focus on the intellectual and sociocultural origins of the physics discipline and the longue-durée development of measurement, quantification, and mathematical representation. His work is characterized by a close study of scientific practice and content in relation to both knowledge exchange between different epistemic communities and the different forms of cultural and technological legitimization of that knowledge. Particularly through the institutional provision for science, he addresses these interactions in the context of government, industry, and society on local and national scales and in comparative international context. Daniel has formerly held research fellowships at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, the University of Cambridge, Harvard University, and the Science Museum, London.



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The Joseph Priestley Society (JPS) promotes a deeper understanding of science, technology, and industry, with an emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship. Speakers are leaders from a wide variety of large and small chemical companies and the financial, consulting, and academic communities.

For more information about this event, please contact jps@sciencehistory.org.

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