Science On Tap Un-tapped: Scientific Malarkey
Mon, Apr 24
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Science on Tap is sponsored by a consortium of five Philadelphia institutions:
• Academy of Natural Sciences
• American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum
• Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF)
• Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
• Wagner Free Institute of Science
No reservation required
22 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
SpeakersDiana MarshDiana is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the American Philosophical Society. She earned her PhD in (Museum) Anthropology from the University of British Columbia and her Masters in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University. She is a museum theorist and practitioner researching how heritage institutions communicate with the public. Diana is curious to know whether Charles Willson Peale ever slept.Jeffrey WomackJeffrey Womack is a Historian from the College of Physicians. He attended the University of Houston, where he earned his PhD. His interests include the history of technology, medicine, and bioethics. Some of Jeffrey’s current research includes radioactive water that was sold as an “energy drink” out of glowing water tanks at doctors’ offices.Jennifer VessJennifer Vess is The Brooke Dolan Archivist at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. She has degrees in history, writing and museum studies, and after spending several years in museum education, she transitioned into museum collections. She has been happily immersed in objects, archives, and photographs ever since. Even though archives are supposed to be just documents, they do come across unexpected things like the skins of mice or dried plants mixed in among the correspondence, catalogs, reports etc.Roger TurnerRoger Turner is a Research Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his PhD in History and Sociology of Science. He studies the history of weather forecasting and atmospheric science, airplanes and the History of Flight, 20th century American History, connections between television weather reports, cartoons, and gender and air pollution and environmental policy. While looking at the cartoons used in military training manuals from World War II, Roger uncovered the origins of the visual style used in TV weather reports.Sharrona PearlSharrona Pearl is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She attended Harvard University, where she earned her PhD. She is a historian and theorist of the face and body, with a special focus on race, gender, and disability. Her interests include the role of the face as a medium of communication and judgment in interpersonal interactions and in film, television, newspapers, and digital contexts. Sharrona finds it amazing that faces can be transplanted!
PartnersNational MechanicsNational MechanicsBuilt by famed architect William Strickland in 1837 the National Mechanics Building has seen banks, churches, clubs, bars and fires pass between its walls, and it’s still standing. This beautiful building, as much a part of Philadelphia history as any tourist attraction, now houses Philadelphia’s favorite bar and restaurant.