Updated April 7th, 2017


Thursday, April 20th: Victoria College, University of Toronto IHPST, Room 323

9:30 Welcome to Binocular Conference, IHPST

10:00 —11:00  “Environments of Science and Science of Environments”

Kevin Burke
“We Shouldn’t Be Scared of the Trees Moving”: Industry-University Forest Science and the Political Biogeography of Future Forests

David Harary
The Use of Environmental Research on Capitol Hill

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:15 “Material Environments”

Victoria Fisher
Migrating Laboratories

Sophie Leblanc
Computer-Aided Experiment and Hybrid Research Environments: Two Case-studies from the UTSIC collection

12:15-2:00 Lunch (provided)

2:00-3:45 IHPST Colloquium Series, Binocular Conference Keynote Address: Victoria College Chapel (Second Floor), University of Toronto

Jennifer Light, MIT
Constructing the Sheltered Childhood
Coffee and Cookies provided afterwards

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00 – 5:30 “Reflecting on Our Environments”

Robert Gooding-Townsend
Comedy as an Environment for Science

Daire Boyle
The science of the experience; an examination of the phenomenology of Husserl and Heidegger

Maya Hey
Working with the Microbial Other: an argument for situated knowledges, embodied practice, and research-creation

5:30- End of Conference Proceedings, Day 1. 

Dinner (on your own)

7:00 “Containment” Film Screening: Robarts Media Commons 


Friday, April 21st: York University, 203 Bethune College (Norman’s)

10:00 Welcome to York STS

10:15-11:15 “Environments of Education”

Josefina Rueter
Education Assemblages in a Changing Arctic Climate

Mariya Boyko
Social Environment and Socialist competition in the Soviet mathematics curriculum reform of the 1960’s and 1970’s

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-12:30  “Technological Environments, and their Failures”

Travis Hnidan
The Image of Intersubjectivity: Objectivity, infrastructure, and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge failures

Anna Artyushina
Self-Tracking in the Age of Big Data: Do Fitness Trackers Have a Future?

12:30-2:00 Lunch (provided)

2:00-3:00 “Medical Science in Canada pt. 1”

Jennifer Fraser
Race, Place and Cancer Rates: International Influences on Canadian Cancer Control, 1948-1954

Carly Naismith
Close ties: the role of the asylum in medical school education in Canada

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15 – 4:15 “Medical Science in Canada pt. 2”

Ben Mitchell
Public History, Community Engagement, and Ambivalence at the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre

Julia Murphy
Confinement in Mental Health Care

4:15 End Conference Proceedings, Day 2

Dinner (on your own)

7:30 Binocular Conference Reception, Launch of Northeast STS 2017 Conference:
Madison Avenue Pub
Presenters, Faculty, and all conference attendees (for Binocular or NESTS) welcome!