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Conference planned in memory of Mahoney

Friday and Saturday, May 15-16, 2009, various times 211 Dickinson Hall

A conference in memory of Michael S. Mahoney, a Princeton professor of history who died last year, is planned for Friday and Saturday, May 15-16, in 211 Dickinson Hall.

Titled "The Historical Career of Michael Sean Mahoney," the conference will attempt to cover the breadth and depth of Mahoney's interests in the history of science and technology from early modernity to the present. Colleagues and former students will present papers on topics including the history of mathematics, the history of engineering, and the historiography and pedagogy of science.

Mahoney joined the faculty after earning his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1967. He died July 23 after suffering cardiac arrest while swimming at Dillon Pool.

Conference sessions will run from 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The event is being sponsored by the Department of History and Program in History of Science.

More information about the conference, which is free and open to the public, is available online. Those planning to attend should specify the date(s) and RSVP by e-mailing mfanfair@princeton.edu or calling (609) 258-6705.

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