The Joseph H. Hazen Lecture is part of the History of Science Society’s educational efforts and public outreach programs. The Lecture is named after Joseph Hazen (1898-1994), a longtime supporter of the Society. After his death, his daughter Cynthia Hazen Polsky gave the Society a generous donation, which included arrangements for a biennial or triennial lecture in the history of science to be delivered in cooperation with the New York Academy of Science.
The Joseph H. Hazen Lecturers are:
2006, Gerald Holton: “The Art of Scientific Research”
2008, Janet Browne: “‘The Advantage of Private Income’: Charles Darwin, Evolutionary Theory, and the Natural Economy of Households”
2010, Richard W. Burkhardt: “Lamarck and the Zoo“
2012, Anne Harrington: “Bodies Behaving Badly: Insights from the History of Mind-Body Medicine and Why They Matter“
2014, Bernard V. Lightman, “Experiments in the Popularization of Mid-Victorian Science: Museums and Exhibitions”
2016, Joseph Dauben: “Science and Art in China: Li Matou (Matteo Ricci), Lang Shining (Giuseppe Castiglione), and the Influence of Western Geometry and Mathematical Perspective on Early Qing Dynasty Mathematicians and Artists”