Webcast Presents Science in Graphic Novels and Comics 

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January 16, 2014 - Philadelphia

On January 22 the Chemical Heritage Foundation will present a live webcast exploring how graphic novels, comic books, and animation are used to tell true stories about science. “Drawing History: Telling the Stories of Science through Comics and Graphic Novels” will feature graphic novelist Jonathan Fetter-Vorm and historian of science Bert Hansen.

Jonathan Fetter-Vorm is the author of Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb, which merges text and imagery to vividly detail the race to build and the decision to drop the first atomic bombs.

Bert Hansen is professor of history of science and medicine at Baruch College of the City University of New York. His book Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio shows how mass-media images both shaped and reflected popular attitudes to medicine from the late 19th to the mid-20th century.

Join us online at 6:30 p.m. EST at chemheritage.org/histchem.

About the Event

This webcast is part of #HistChem, a web series featuring discussions at the intersection of history, science, and society. Online viewers are invited to share their thoughts about the topic and questions for the guests on Twitter using the hashtag #HistChem.

About CHF

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) is a collections-based nonprofit organization that preserves the history and heritage of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related sciences and technologies. In bridging science with the humanities, arts, and social sciences, CHF is committed to building a vibrant, international community of scholars; creating a rich source of traditional and emerging media; expanding the reach of our museum; and engaging the broader society through inventive public events.

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