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School of Arts and Sciences

[STS Lunch Seminar] Flipping the Ship: How Oceanographers Think

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 12:00pm

Mar 6, 2020, 12 – 1:15pm EST

Stefan Helmreich
Elting E. Morison Professor of Anthropology

This talk delivers an account of ethnographic fieldwork anthropologist Stefan Helmreich conducted on the Floating Instrument Platform (FLIP), joining scientists in this Escheresque environment, tracking how they oriented and reoriented their notions of objectivity at sea.

Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
City: Somerville, MA 02144
BuildingSophia Gordon Hall
Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
Location Details: Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room
Event Type: Academics, Lectures & Seminars
Event sponsor (school, institute, center, etc.): School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, University-wide
Event Sponsor: Science, Technology, & Society (STS); Department of Biology, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, and Department of Mechanical Engineering
Open to Public: Yes