University of Bologna
Participates in 1 Session
Anwesha Chakraborty is a third year PhD student at the Department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna, Italy. She is currently working on the role of science museums in the construction of national narratives of scientific heritage. Her research interests are critical heritage studies, social studies of science, science communication, heritage management and history of scientific institutions. During the course of her ongoing research, she has already presented papers at conferences in Milan, Lisbon and Canberra, and has been a visiting research student at the Science and Technology Museum, Milan. Before beginning her research, she took degrees from University of Calcutta and University of Hyderabad in English literature and language; and then moved to Italy on an Italian Government Scholarship to study heritage management in Bologna. During the course of these studies, she worked on two dissertations: one on food writing and the other on the issues of communicating history to young users in museums. Her varied research interests are reflected strongly in the work she has done so far and in the choice of multidisciplinary fields she is delving into at present. She has also worked as an editor and freelance writer of school textbooks, and has an active interest in learning foreign languages.
Sessions in which Anwesha Chakraborty participates
- 09.40 A Scientifically Astute Society for the Future: Heritage Perspectives in Indian Science Museums and Centres
- Participant Anwesha Chakraborty (University of Bologna) |
- 9:00 - 9:30 | 30 minutes Part of: Heritage Futures / Utopian Currents II
- The classical science and technology museums, including the likes of Deutsches Museum, Munich, or Science Museum, London, have been spaces to pr...