Sunday Supper - March 10 (6-9PM)
With Guest: Evelynn Hammonds - Harvard Professor and President of the History of Science Society
Sunday Suppers are casual gatherings where new ideas and stimulating conversation are the main fare. The guest speaker leads an informal discussion based on their work or topic of interest. Reservations are open to current Harvard Club of Georgia members and their guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendance is limited to 12 people so that the conversation is more personal and happens around the dinner table.
The dinners are Pot-luck, so please bring a dish that you like that you can share. The March dinner location will be at the home of Robert Hahn.
If you are interested in hosting a Sunday Dinner, please contact Robert ( email@example.com ).
COST: Free, but you must register in advance.
RSVP: Open to first 12 HCG members
SPEAKER: Evelynn Hammonds
Professor Evelynn M. Hammonds is the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of
the History of Science, Professor of African and African American Studies in the
Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University. This academic
year she is the inaugural Audre Lorde Visiting Professor of Queer Studies at Spelman
College. Her research focuses on the history of scientific, medical and socio-political
concepts of race, gender and sexuality in the histories of medicine, science and
public health in the United States.
At Harvard she served on the President’s Initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of
Slavery (2020-2022); the Faculty Executive Committee of the Peabody Museum and
she chaired the University-wide Steering Committee on Human Remains in the
Harvard Museum Collections. She also works on projects to increase the
participation of men and women of color in STEM fields. She is an elected member of
the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and the American Academy of Arts and
Sciences. Prof. Hammonds is the current president of the History of Science Society.
She holds honorary degrees from Bates and Spelman Colleges.
She has been a member of the Harvard faculty since 2002 where she served as chair
of the Department of the History of Science from 2017-2022 . She earned her Ph.D in
the Department of the History of Science at Harvard and was a post-doctoral fellow
at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in
physics from Spelman College, a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from
Georgia Tech and the S.M. in Physics from MIT. Prof. Hammonds was a member of
the faculty at MIT from 1992 to 2002.
Currently she is the co-author of the National Academy of Science (NAS) recently
released report (December 9, 2021) Transforming Technologies: Women of Color in
Tech. Professor Hammonds served on the Committee on Women in Science,
Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
2018-2024 and currently on the NAS Roundtable on Black Men and Black Women in
Science, Engineering and Medicine.
6:00PM - 9:00PM Sun 10 Mar 2024, Eastern timezone
At the Home of Robert Hahn - Location Provided to Registered Guests
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