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Staff books include:
10 December 2012, "The Paris Institution for the Deaf-Mutes, 1790-1830: Analytical sensationist philosophy at work"
Paper presented at Deaf World/Hearing World, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Link to conference website
Posted 14 November 2012, "Complexity, Verification, and Computer Programming"
A review of Complexity and Verification: The History of Programming as Problem Solving by Joline Zepcevski, on the Dissertation Reviews website (dissertationreviews.org)
Link to the review
19 October 2012, "Neighbourhood, moral economy, and dissident interdisciplinary research"
Paper presented at the joint 4S/EASST 2012 Conference in Copenhagen
31 May 2012, "Francis Crick, gardener of interdisciplinary landscapes"
Talk given at our annual STS Research Day
Posted 26 March 2012, "A day in the Artificial Life", by Sophia Roosth
A review of my thesis on Artifical Life on the website of Dissertation Reviews (dissertationreviews.org). Follow them on facebook:
16 March 2012, "The life of Francis Crick: A lesson in bridging disciplines"
Bite-Sized Lunchtime lecture in the Richard Mully Basement, UCL Lewis's Building
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Dr Christine Aicardi
Wellcome Library research fellow
room B.14, 22 Gordon Square
I originally trained in one of the French ‘Grandes Ecoles’ of engineering, and worked for many years in the information and communication technology industry where I held a variety of positions (analyst/programmer, sales engineer, major account manager). I returned to higher education and came to Science and Technology Studies in 2003 as a mature student. After my MSc at the London Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology, I was lucky to get ESRC funding for my doctoral studies. I completed my PhD in 2010 at UCL under the supervision of Dr Joe Cain and Dr Brian Balmer.
I have long-term background research interests that I try to pursue across projects:
- Interdisciplinarity and modernity in post-World War II life sciences
- The history of the boundaries of life, and of the human, from the Enlightenment onward
- The co-development of digital technologies, their users and their contexts of use, along with the cultural, social and epistemological transformations we may expect from these spiralling co-developments
My current research focuses on the continuities in Francis Crick’s scientific life from molecular biology to neuroscience, and the interdisciplinary ethos of post-World War II British biophysics.
Aicardi, Christine (2011), “Nexus of art and science: The Centre for
Computational Neuroscience and Robotics at University of Sussex”, in
MISH MASH, Leonardo Electronic Almanac vol. 17 issue 1: 56-81,
(link to LEA paper)
Aicardi, Christine (2009), “The analytic spirit and the Paris
Institution for the Deaf-Mutes, 1760 – 1830”, in History of Science vol.
47 part 2: 175-221
Dr Christine Aicardi holds a Wellcome Library Research Fellowship (2011-13).
2010. PhD in Science and Technology Studies, UCL. Thesis: "Harnessing
non-modernity: A case study in Artificial Life" (link)
2005. MSc in History of Science, Medicine and Technology, London Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology.
1987. Master of Engineering, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.
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