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Thursday, January 19 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
The Uses of the Past: History of Science as a tool for Science Journalists/Writers

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What does the history of science have to offer writers of stories concerned with contemporary results? A lot: context, for one; explanatory tools for another, (every complex modern science question/result has its roots in more accessible inquiries); bullsh*t detection; narrative...and so on. Historical knowledge and thinking like a historian help provide both specific material for stories and a technique for thinking about what to write and why.


Thursday January 19, 2012 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 7

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