A Workshop at the University of Pennsylvania, April 9-10, 2021

This workshop will explore how concepts of the field have organized scientific activities and how fields have been given different material forms through the use of various instruments and research practices. Examining both historical and contemporary fields, it will explore the relations of fieldwork and the field to adjacent modes and sites of scientific activity, including experimentation in the lab, observation in the observatory, and collection in the museum.

For more information see the pages for Program, Speakers, and Framing Statement.

The workshop is organized by Etienne Benson and Cameron Brinitzer of the Department of the History and Sociology of Science (HSS) at the University of Pennsylvania, with support from HSS and the School of Arts and Sciences.

“Aldo Leopold trip to the Rio Gavilan” by US Forest Service Region 5 Photography is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Original image transformed by Mira Moore.