In this, our first blog, we look forward to introducing you to our new website (pulse-project.org), and some of its exciting content and features. After months of perpetual delays, we are delighted to open our new online home, and hope that these regular blogs will offer a channel of communication to ensure that the website reflects to your needs and wishes.
The bulk of the website’s current contents are the first lectures we are delighted to record and host for Science Oxford (out of a total of seventeen given between August and December 2008). We very much hope to continue this collaboration in the coming years, all the more so as Science Oxford’s public lecture programme displays such an impressive empirical depth and conceptual breadth that it has something to offer to any audience, whether you are a specialist or simply curious.
Furthermore, we hope to increasingly offer our services to conference organisers, and are delighted that the first conference to find its way onto our site, underlines the Pulse Project’s interdisciplinary nature covering the area of History of medecine. Co-convened by one of our directors, Tudor Georgescu, the conference discussed “Greater Romania's National Projects: Ideological Dilemmas, Ethnic Classification, and Political Instrumentalisation of Ethnic Identities” (10-12 April 2008, Oxford Brookes University), and we look forward to posting all of its eighteen audio lectures in near future.
On a final note, we are delighted to introduce the most recent of our stand-alone lectures, Dr. Valentin-Veron Toma’s insightful analysis of the history of Psychiatry in 19th and 20th century Romania entitled: “Psychiatry, Anthropology, and Legal Medicine in Alexandru Sutzu’s Publications.” We hope this lecture, in tandem with the conference mentioned above, will illustrate the increasing degree of conceptual overlap between scientific and historic disciplines that Pulse Project will explore in the future, and look forward to partaking in a lively debate on our blogs and forums.
Please feel free to get in contact us with about any thoughts, comments, concerns, praise or queries you may have. And, needless to say, do not hesitate to get in touch if you want to work with us in the form of public lectures about science and science education. Here we edit the quality not the content allowing the Public to get the best online engagement in science.
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