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‘Trevor-Fest’ to honor the late Prof. Trevor Pinch

The legacy of the late Trevor Pinch, a pioneer who helped found three areas of study related to science, technology and sound, will be celebrated at a memorial symposium Sept. 21-23. “Trevor-Fest” will bring together his former students, colleagues and collaborators in a series of roundtables and other events that reflect the wide range of Pinch’s work and interests.

Trevor Pinch working with a Moog synthesizer. Cornell University

Pinch was the Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Science and Technology Studies (A&S) when he passed away at the end of 2021. In addition to his research helping to found the fields of science and technology studies, the Social Construction of Technology (SCOT) and sound studies, he also helped found the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Cornell, the first such department in the Ivy League.

Trevor-Fest begins Sept. 21, 5 p.m., at the A.D. White House, with opening remarks and a plenary, followed by a reception and dinner. On Sept. 22, sessions at Clark Hall include “Living in a Material World,” “Performance and the Arts,” and “Politics and Institutions.” The symposium concludes on Sept. 23 with sessions on “Technologies of Knowledge” and “Looking Forward.”

Read the full story on the College of Arts and Sciences website.


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