News and Events
To find out more about Center for Contemporary History and Policy upcoming events, search through the provided calendar for more information on conferences, oral history interviews, and other events which involve the center's staff and fellows. Simply click on the event listing to see the event details.
Ongoing and Annual Events
A monthly networking event geared to build collaborations and address Greater Philadelphia–area environmental hazards. The Consortium aims to develop technical resources for neighborhoods concerned about local environmental hazards. For more information, contact CHF's Environmental History and Policy Program at email@example.com.
Since 2004, CHF and the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) have hosted Innovation Day, where we celebrate innovation in the chemical industry today and seek solutions for tomorrow’s challenges. Highlights of the day include the Warren G. Schlinger Symposium and the awarding of the SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal and SCI Perkin Medal.
Past Events and Related Media
The Society of Chemical Industry awarded the eighth annual Gordon E. Moore Medal to Doron Levin of ExxonMobil. SCI awarded its prestigious Perkin Medal to Rodney Banks of Nalco Company.
Innovation Day 2011, Photograph by Conrad Erb
The conference brought together women in all areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. They had the opportunity to share their own experiences as women in the scientific workforce and discuss their research. Frontiers of Discovery included speakers presenting original scientific research, as well as discussing personal and historical issues relevant to women in science today.
Video Presentation: Women in Science Oral History Collection, Hilary Domush
AAAS-CHF History Seminar >
Sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Archives and the Center for Contemporary History and Policy, the AAAS-CHF History Seminar was an informal forum on the social, institutional, and intellectual histories of contemporary policy problems that rely upon science and technology. Invited speakers explored the historical genesis of a wide range of current policy topics, such as energy, environment, and health. The forum engaged scholars with scientists, policy makers, and members of the general public.
Video Presentation: From Inception to Reform: Unpacking the History of the Toxic Substances Control Act through Archives and Oral Histories, Jody Roberts
Video Presentation: TSCA: From Inception to Reform, a Public Dialogue, Jody Roberts, Jim Aidala, Charlie Auer, Chuck Elkins, Mark Greenwood, and Glenn Schweitzer
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Fellowships at CHF
CHF’s scholars, who spend anywhere from one to nine months in residence, form a vital part of CHF’s intellectual life.
Hear It Firsthand
CHF’s Center for Oral History captures and preserves the stories of notable figures in chemistry and related fields. Many of the oral histories in the collection belong to winners of CHF’s awards, including
- Arnold Beckman, winner of the Othmer Gold Medal (2000)
- Robert Allington, winner of the Pittcon Heritage Award (2005)
- Carl Djerassi, winner of the Othmer Gold Medal (2000), the AIC Gold Medal (2004), and the Ullyot Public Affairs Lecturer (1995)
- Gordon Cain, winner of the Petrochemical Heritage Award (1997)
Listen to their extraordinary stories today!