'Silent Spring' After 50 Years: A Symposium

Florida State University's Program for the History and Philosophy of Science, Friends of the FSU Libraries, the FSU Center for the Humanities and Society, and FSU Libraries will co-host a full day symposium, “Silent Spring After 50 Years: A Symposium." The event will take place:

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

9 A.M. – 4 P.M.

SCHOLARS COMMONS READING ROOM

STROZIER LIBRARY

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

TALLAHASSEE, FLA.

The participants and schedule is as follows:

9-9:30 a.m.
Greetings & Coffee

9:30 a.m.
Introductions 

10-10:30 a.m.
Frederick R. Davis, Florida State University, “Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Road Taken”

10:30-11 a.m.
David Vail, Kansas State University, “To Protect or Endure?: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and Pesticide Application in the Great Plains, 1945 to 1985.”

11-11:30 a.m.
Amy Hay, University of Texas – PanAmerican, “How do we measure Silent Spring?”

11:30-1 p.m.
Break for Lunch

1-1:30 p.m.
Mark Barrow, Virginia Polytechnic University, “Carson in Cartoon: A New Window onto the Noisy Reception to Silent Spring

1:30-2 p.m.
David Hecht, Bowdoin College, “Friendly Fire: Challenging Carson from the Left”

2-2:30 p.m.
Michael Ruse, Florida State University, “Rachel Carson and Rudolf Steiner: A Debt Deliberately Concealed”

2:30 p.m.
Concluding Discussion