LISA V: Private viewing of the Harvard Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Attendees of the LISA V conference will have the great opportunity to attend a special viewing of two exhibits on Tuesday, June 20th from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Putnam Gallery located in the Harvard University Science Center.
- “Time, Life, & Matter: Science in Cambridge” traces the development of scientific activity at Harvard, and explores how science was promoted or affected by religion, politics, philosophy, art, and commerce in the last 400 years.
- “Benjamin Franklin: A How-To Guide” commemorates the 300th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin. Featuring scientific instruments, rare books, letters, and natural history specimens–many owned or used by Franklin–this exhibition examines science and sociability, exploring how science was part of a social context that prized human interaction and collaboration.