RICHARDSON, Texas (June 30, 2005) – University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) faculty member Dr. David F. Channell will be a member of the American delegation to the 22 nd International Congress of History of Science, to be held July 24-30 in Beijing, China.
The international congress, sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, meets every four years. Next month’s event will be the first such meeting in China.
Channell, a professor of the history of science and technology in UTD’s School of Arts & Humanities, will present an invited paper to a symposium on “Technology Transfer and Culture in a Globalizing World.” His paper, titled “Scottish Roots of Engineering Science in Japan,” analyzes the role played by engineering scientists from Scotland in the establishment of the Imperial College of Engineering in Tokyo during the 1870’s.
“The paper is part of my much larger research project on a history of the interaction of science and technology which will be published as a book by Oxford University Press and was supported by a National Science Foundation award,” Channell said.
Channell and his colleagues will be hosted in Beijing by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China.
In addition to the history of science, technology and medicine, Channell’s areas of specialization include the philosophy of science and technology; science and religion; art and technology; 18th- to 20th-century European intellectual history; and 19th-century British history.
Channell holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics and a Ph.D. degree in the history of science and technology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
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