Introduction to the History of Science

Introduction to the History of Science

17 January 2019

19:30 - 21:30

1. The Rise of Modern Science (17 Jan)

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Introduction to the History of Science

Geert Somsen, PhD

Assistant Professor History of Science, UM

Thu 17 and 24 Jan, 7, 14 and 21 Feb – 19:30 to 21:30
Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2


“Science has made our modern world.” Few people would argue with this statement, but what exactly does it mean? On one common reading, science has simply made the discoveries that have created the conditions of modernity: steam power, electricity, penicillin, atomic bombs and so on. But has science only happened to humanity or is it also the creation of our culture? This series sheds light on this question and on the relationship between science and society. Five central themes are discussed together with the work of key modernizers such as Galileo, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein.


The individual lectures
1. The Rise of Modern Science (17 Jan)
2. Science and Religion (24 Jan)
3. Art and Science (7 Feb)
4. Science and Politics (14 Feb)
5. The West and the Rest (21 Feb)


Costs whole series
UM students €10
UM employees and students from other schools €25
Others €50

24 January 2019

19:30 - 21:30

2. Science and Religion (24 Jan)

07 February 2019

19:30 - 21:30

3. Art and Science (7 Feb)

14 February 2019

19:30 - 21:30

4. Science and Politics (14 Feb)

21 February 2019

19:30 - 21:30

5. The West and the Rest (21 Feb)