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Liberal Studies Conference to Explore ‘Writing Lives Across the Disciplines’

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“Writing Lives Across the Disciplines” is the focus of the fourth annual CSUF Liberal Studies Conference March 17-19. Events and speakers are designed to draw together scholars and writers from a variety of backgrounds to discuss the dimensions of biographical writing, as well as ways the disciplines inform how writing is practiced and perceived.

The event is sponsored by Cal State Fullerton’s Department of Liberal Studies. The program is free and open to the public.

Keynote Speaker:

Janet Browne, a Harvard professor of history and science, will speak to “Writing Lives in Science” and the challenges that a biographer faces in writing about a scientist.

Browne has authored several books on Charles Darwin, including “Charles Darwin: A Biography, Vol. 2 – The Power of Place,” and “Charles Darwin: A Biography, Vol. 1 – Voyaging.” Her research is in the history of biology and environmental studies. She has been an editor of the British Journal for the History of Science and president of the British Society for the History of Science.


Thursday, March 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
Friday, March 18, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.


Steven G. Mihaylo Hall, Room 1308
Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831
*Some receptions held in the Humanities-Social Sciences Building. See the schedule.


$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit Monday through Friday. Details available online.

More Info:

Craig McConnell, associate professor of liberal studies, 657-278-3935

Media Contact:

Cerise Valenzuela Metzger, 657-278-3708