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ARST Oral History Project

Submitted by syntaxfactory on June 18, 2013 - 2:39pm


The Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology (ARST) celebrated 20 years in 2012.

The ARST Oral History Project was conceived to document the institutional history of the organization and to begin to trace the larger intellectual history of the rhetoric of science, technology, and medicine. Thus far, seven interviews with leading North American scholars of the rhetoric of science, technology, and medicine have been posted to the ARST Youtube channel at: The interviews were conducted in conjunction with the ARST Twentieth Anniversary Celebration held in November, 2012, in Orlando, Florida.

The ARST Oral History Project interviews are now available as a podcast at Consider using these in your rhetoric of science, technology, and medicine classes, especially when paired with the ARST twentieth anniversary POROI special issue: More interviews will be posted in the coming weeks. Links to the already posted videos appear below.

Interview with Dr. David M. Berube, Professor, North Carolina State University

Interview with Dr. John Angus Campbell, Emeritus Professor, University of Memphis

Interview with Dr. Leah Ceccarelli, Professor, University of Washington

Interview with Dr. Celeste M. Condit, Professor, University of Georgia

Interview with Dr. Randy Allen Harris, Professor, University of Waterloo

Interview with Dr. Lawrence J. Prelli, Professor, University of New Hampshire

Interview with Dr. Judy Z. Segal, Professor, University of British Columbia

Thanks to Damien Smith Pfister at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for his leadership of this project and to those who assisted him:Carrie Adkisson (Nebraska-Lincoln), Jennifer Malkowski (UC-Boulder) and Kenny Walker (University of Arizona).

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