The Life of New Materials

Hagley Museum and Library, Chemical Heritage Foundation, and Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 9:00am

New materials based on plant, metal, chemical, or nano technologies make possible many of the technological advances of our age. This conference will situate new materials within the commercial, institutional, or social contexts that lead to their development. It will also address:

  • Reasons and methods for development of new materials;
  • Design, manufacture, testing, and incorporation into final products or already existing technologies;
  • Reuse and disposal; and
  • Impact on subsequent innovations.

For more information, to RSVP, and to view a pdf version of the schedule, please visit the Chemical Heritage Foundation's event webpage. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, November 17, 2011 Chemical Heritage Foundation 315 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 1:00pm - Opening remarks 1:15 - Session 1: Remaking Nature 2:30 - Break 3:00 - Session 2: Users and Re-Users 5:00 - Summary 5:45 - Reception Friday, November 18, 2011 Soda House at the Hagley Museum and Library 298 Buck Road East Wilmington, DE 19807 7:30am - Buses depart for Hagley Museum and Library 8:30 - Continental breakfast 9:00 - Session 3: Creativity 10:45 - Break 11:00 - Session 4: Failures 12:45pm - Lunch 2:00 - Session 5: Strategy 3:15 - Break 3:30 - Session 6: Transnational Transfers 5:00 - Summary 5:45 - Reception 6:30 - Buses depart for Philadelphia The conference is jointly sponsored by the Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society at the Hagley Museum and Library and the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) and supported in part by the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science (PACHS).