Historian, Slate.com writer to present “How Science Became Child’s Play” at March 27 talk

OnionThroughout the 20th century, the vision of children’s scientific play has reflected and amplified other cultural debates about childhood, especially anxieties about gender, class and work.

Rebecca Onion, a historian and writer for Slate.com, will present “How Science Became Child’s Play: Childhood and Public Science in the 20th-Century United States.”

The presentation will take place Friday, March 27, at 2 p.m. in Mather House, Room 100.

The event, sponsored by the Department of History, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.