Cheiron Begins Today

Cheiron teaching AsklepiosThe annual meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences begins today at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

The first session, starting at 12:30, entitled “Race, Politics, and Science in the Twentieth Century,” includes papers by Sebastian Gil-Riano (U. Toronto), Thomas Teo & Laura Ball (York U.), John Jackson & Andrew Winston (U. Colorado, Guelph U.), and Fred Weizmann (York U.). William Tucker (Rutgers U.) will serve as chair and discussant.

At 3:15 will begin a symposium on “U.S. Social Science and the Nation State from New Deal to Cold War,” including papers by Jessica Wang (U British Columbia), Jefferson Pooley (Muhlenberg Coll.), and Mark Solovey (U. Toronto). Alexandra Rutherford (York U.) will serve as discussant.

From 6:00-8:00 will be a reception and poster session.

Highlight of other days include, on Friday, a discussion with Raymond Fancher (York U.) and the keynote address by Gerald Grob (Rutgers U.). Friday evening will include a tour of the Darwin exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum, followed by a discussion. Saturday will see and invited address by Kurt Danziger and the banquet. On Sunday morning the book award will be presented to Sarah Igo (U. Penn.) for The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public.

About Christopher Green

Professor of Psychology at York University (Toronto). Former editor of the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. Creator of the "Classics in the History of Psychology" website and of the "This Week in the History of Psychology" podcast series.