Telling Stories about Technology in an Asian Century

Morison Prize Lecture
Recorded on 5/11/12

Gregory Clancey - Associate Professor, Department of History, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, National University of Singapore; Master, Tembusu College

Gregory Clancey is concurrently an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Leader of the STS (Science, Technology, and Society) Research Cluster at the Asia Research Institute (ARI). He formerly served NUS as Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and as Chairman of the General Education Steering Committee, on which he’s still a member. A/P Clancey received his PhD in the Historical and Social Study of Science and Technology from MIT, and has been a Fulbright Graduate Fellow at Tokyo University, and a Lars Hierta Fellow at the Royal Institute of Technology (KtH) in Stockholm, Sweden. He has won three NUS teaching awards.

Assoc. Prof. Clancey’s research centers on the cultural history of science & technology, particularly in modern Japan and East Asia. His book Earthquake Nation: The Cultural Politics of Japanese Seismicity (Berkeley: U. of California Press, 2006) won the Sidney Edelstein Prize from the Society for the History of Technology in 2007, and was selected as one of the “11 Best Books about Science” for the UC Berkeley Summer Reading List, sent to all incoming Freshmen in 2009. He is co-editor of Major Problems in the History of American Technology (Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1998) and Historical Perspectives on East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine (Singapore: Singapore U. Press & World Scientific 2002).

The Morison Prize & Lecture
The family of the late Professor Elting Morison (a founder of the STS Program and a member of the MIT faculty for 35 years) and the Hitchiner Manufacturing Company have endowed the Morison Lecture and Prize in Science, Technology, and Society. The prize is given to a person who embodies the Morison family ideal of combining humanistic values with effectiveness in the world of practical affairs, and in particular, in science and technology.


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