2012-2013 Lectures

Fall 2012


Elizabeth McNab Lecture in the History of Science

Date: Friday, 9 November, 6 pm
Speaker: Evelyn Fox Keller (MIT)
Title: Genes, Genomes, and the Nature-Nurture Debate
Maxwell Cohen Moot Court, Faculty of Law, 3660 Peel Street, McGill University

Evelyn Fox Keller is Professor Emerita of the history of science at MIT. Trained in both theoretical physics and molecular biology (PhD, Harvard, 1963), she has been a leading figure in the history and philosophy of modern genetics, and in the study of gender in science. Her major works include: A Feeling for the Organism (1983); Reflections on Gender and Science (1985); The Century of the Gene (2000); Making Sense of Life (2002); and The Mirage of a Space Between Nature and Nurture (2010). She has received many academic awards in recognition of her work, among them a MacArthur foundation fellowship.

Please note that earlier the same day, Professor Keller will also be presenting a talk  at UQÀM, in English, to which all are also welcome:

Is Contemporary Biology Undergoing a Kuhnian Revolution?
Friday, 9 November 2012, 12:30pm
UQÀM, salle DS-1540
Pavillon J.-A. DeSève, 320 r Sainte-Catherine Est, 1e étage.
(for more information on this talk's venue, contact 514 987 4018)