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- Science in History Seminar
- London PUS Seminar: Craig Cormick
- Lunchtime Lecture: Art for science's sake
- Fireworks in Ealing
- STS Seminar: Helen Curry
- London PUS Seminar: Steve Fuller
- Film Night: Jekyll and Hyde (1931)
- STS Seminar: Jack Stilgoe
- Should We Clone Neanderthals?
- 'Theatres of Science' workshop
- STS Seminar: Big Data; Big Deal
- Seminar: Sociology of Secrecy
- Will the Geek Inherit the Earth?
- Q&A PANEL: Taking Infection Seriously
- Darwin in London: Lecture
- Influence of Islam on Science: Lecture
- Panel: What Counts as Good Evidence for Policy?
- Film Night: Fantastic Voyage (1966)
- POSTPONED: Science in History Seminar: Simon Mitton
- Symposium: New History of Scienitfic Experience
- STS Seminar: David A Kirby
- STS Seminar: Andrew Balmer
- STS Seminar: Noortje Marres
- conference: Cultures of Ancient Science
- STS At AstroFest
- STS Seminar: Francesca Rochburg
- Past Imperfect Seminar
- PUS Seminar: Jean-Baptiste Gouyon
- Speak Out! Mental Health Documentary
- talk: Crystal Palace Dinosaurs
- STS Research Day
- Simon Werrett on early modern materials
- Crossing The Divides (Workshop)
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PUS Seminar: Jean-Baptiste Gouyon
Publication date: Mar 5, 2013 9:59:55 AM
Mar 13, 2013 4:15:00 PM
End: Mar 13, 2013 6:00:00 PM
Location: LSE St Clements Building Room 314
Title: ‘A collection of cinematograph pictures dealing with animal life should be placed in every important museum’ – Natural history film-making, a culture of knowledge production?
Natural history film-making, as a practice generating visual representations of animals behaving undisturbed in their natural habitat, took off in the first decade of the 20th century. In this talk, I will reflect on the contention, formulated very early on—in 1913—, that natural history films are objects of knowledge, that is objects which can be used to obtain knowledge about the natural world, and that the set of practices and beliefs that we can call natural history film-making is a culture of knowledge production. The approach will be two-fold. First, I will discuss the origins of the practice, and how the basic tenets of this culture came about. Second, based on one specific example, I will discuss the way natural history film-makers construct researchers in the field sciences, and their relationship with them, in a way that typifies natural history film-making as an enterprise of knowledge production, different from science and not subservient to it. The paper will be illustrated by extracts from natural history films.
About the Seminar Series
The London PUS seminar is an interdisciplinary intercollegiate seminar concerned with the broad range of topics that fall under the headings of public understanding of science, public engagement with science, science communication, and science-in-society. It has been run jointly between LSE and UCL since 1993 and is open to all. Our participants predominantly come from a wide range of academic disciplines, and the science policy and science communication/public engagement communities. It is currently supported by the Public Understanding of Science journal published by SAGE and the Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL.
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