[Programme of the STEP Meeting]
Thursday, 1 June 2006
9:00. a.m. Opening session
9:30 - 10:30. a.m. Introductory lecture: Paola Govoni (Bologna)
10:30-11:30. Spaces of popularisation (teatres, museums, exhibitions,
Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard, "Electric Adventures and Natural Wonders -Exhibitions, Museums and Gardens in Nineteenth-Century Denmark"
Alfons Zarzoso, "Popularising medicine, disciplining people: spectacle at the Roca Museum in 1930s Barcelona"
Maria Paula Diogo and Ana Cardoso de Matos, "Showing the vitality and the work of Portuguese engineers. The I National Engineering Meeting and the Popularisation of Technical Knowledge"
12:00-13:00: Spaces of popularisation (teatres, museums, exhibitions,
Gabor Pallo, "Genres of Popular Science: Scientific Theatre"
Reis Fontanals, "Instruments for popularising scientific and technical culture in the periphery: a study of the Public Libraries' network in Catalonia (1915-1936)"
Teresa Huguet-Termes, "Reading in the war: Catalan 'Library Services of the Front' as a means for the Popularisation of Science and Technology (1937-1939)"
Fernando Egídio Reis, "From centre to periphery: the role of Portuguese periodicals published by Portuguese émigrés in London and Paris in the early nineteenth century"
Rosa Espada, "Popularizing Technology in the Western Edge of the
Peter C. Kjaergaard, "Science and Satire. Representations of Science in Danish Popular Media 1875-1925"
Enrique Perdiguero, José Pardo-Tomás, Àlvar Martínez-Vidal, "Doctors as a public of the popularization of medicine in interwar Catalonia: the Monografes Mèdiques series"
Matiana Gonzalez Silva, "With or without scientists. Popularizing human genetics in Spanish El País"
17:00-18:00: Popular science and gender
Palmira Fontes da Costa, "Women and the Popularisation of Botany in Early Nineteenth Century Portugal: The Marquesa de Alorna's Botanical Recreations"
Tiina Männistö, "Popularisation of Medicine in young women's guidebooks published in Finland 1890-1923"
Riikka Terho, "The Social Reception of Female Drivers in Finland between 1950 and 1970"
9:00-10:00: Spaces of popularisation (books)
Anders Lundgren, "Science, popular books, and the spread of Monism"
Isabel Malaquias and Emília Vaz Gomes, "Some professor's contributions to science popularisation in 19th century Portugal"
Isabel Malaquias and Joaquim de Almeida, "Teaching and Popularising acoustics in 19th century Portugal"
10:30-11:30: Spaces of popularisation (books)
Josep Simón Castel, "Ganot's textbooks of physics: translation, the making of the book and the transit of knowledge"
José R. Bertomeu Sánchez, "Popularising a dangerous knowledge? Nineteenth-century popular books on toxicology"
Ernst Homburg, "From Popular Chemistry to Technology: The Popularization of Chemistry in Nineteenth-Century the Netherlands"
11:30 - 12:00: Break
12:00-13:15: Popularisation, local contexts and national identities
Berna Kilinc, "The Authority of Science in an Authoritarian Society"
José Alberto Silva, "Newtonianism in the Periphery. The case of Teodoro de Almeida"
Irina Gouzevitch and Dimitri Gouzevitch, "The popularisation of science in the 18th century Russia as a State action"
Marco Segala, "A matter of conversion. Clergy and the popularisation of the metric system in Piedmont
15:30-16:30: Popularisation, local contexts and national identities
Stefan Pohl Valero, "Thermodynamics and moral. The popularisation and controversy of its laws in a new public sphere, Spain 1868-1880"
Geert Vanpaemel, Brigitte Van Tiggelen, "Science for the people. The Belgian Encyclopédie populaire and the constitution of a national science movement"
Robert Marc Friedman, "Making the Aurora Norwegian: Science and National Identity"
16:30-17:00: Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:00: Popularisation, local contexts and national identities
David Nofre, "Popularisers, Reformers and Healers: Phrenologists in mid-19th century Catalonia"
Juliana Adelman, 'Science, progress and national ideals in Nineteenth-Century Ireland'
Lissa Roberts, "Peripheral popularization and technological diffusion: introducing steam technology in the Netherlands"
9:00-10:30: Popular physics
Pedro Ruiz Castell, "Total Solar eclipses and the growth of popular astronomy in Restoration Spain"
Agustí Nieto-Galan, "Professionals, Amateurs and the public: Popular astronomy in Barcelona, 1884-1923"
Johan Kärnfelt, "Popularisation of astronomy in early 20th century Sweden: Aims and motives"
Timo Myllyntaus, " 'Soon Electricity Takes Care of Everything Alleviates Even Hangover'. Familiarizing the Finns with Electricity, 1870 - 1960".
Néstor Herran, "Early public perception of radioactivity in Catalonia, 1896-1936"
10:30 - 11:00: Coffee Break
11:00-12:30: Comparative session: Science and technology in the press.
Some impressions at the beginning of the 20th century
Ana Simões, Conceição Tavares, Raquel Jorge, Ana Carneiro, Maria Paula Diogo, "Newspapers views on science and technology. Impressions from Portugal at the beginning of the 20th century"
Hans Henrik Hjermitslev, Casper Andersen, Peter C. Kjaergaard , "Newspapers views on science and technology in Denmark"
Matiana González, Néstor Herrán, Enric Piriz, Núria Perez, Agustí Nieto-Galan, "Science at the fin de siècle in Barcelona"
Eirini Mergoupi-Savaidou, Spyros Tzokas, Kostas Gavroglu, Faidra Papanelopoulou, Manolis Patiniotis, "National identity and progress in the popular accounts of science and technology in the Greek press 1900-1914".
12:30 - 12:45: Break
16:00 - 17:30: STEP general meeting
20:30: Final dinner