|History Lab: Disability and the Myth of the Independent Scientist
August 17, 2019
Mobility impairments shape how people perform their tasks of daily living. In the lives of those with physical disabilities, things that able-bodied individuals often complete with very little forethought or planning often become acts of collaboration with other humans, animals, and machines. But are the able-bodied really doing things “independently”?
This program looks at how the life stories of scientists with mobility disabilities can help us ask questions about the networks of hidden labor and privilege that enable the production of modern scientific knowledge and the ways in which the myth of the “independent scientist” is indeed just that, a myth.
This event is free, but registration is required.
About History Lab
Join us each summer for History Lab, a series of free monthly seminars taking place from June through August. We’ll explore big questions from science and history that have immediate, real-world implications.
We’re Working to Make Our Programming Accessible
Each session of History Lab will have ASL interpretation and closed-caption technology for presentations. Each session of History Lab will have ASL interpretation and closed-caption technology for presentations.
To help us plan please check the box during registration if you expect to use ASL interpretation.
If you require wheelchair-accessible parking or other accommodations, please contact Zack Biro at 215.873.8203 or email@example.com.
IMAGE: COMPLETION OF FIRST BECKMAN LS 9800 LIQUID SCINTILLATION INSTRUMENT, 1981. SCIENCE HISTORY INSTITUTE.