English professor to discuss the cultural significance of U.S. astronomer Maria Mitchell.
Associate Professor of English Heidi Kunz has accepted an invitation to address the international Kulturkontakt und Wissenschaftsdiskurs Symposium at the University of Rostock, Germany, in September.
The 2010 Symposium will focus on the theme "Scientific Discourses and Cultural Difference." Kunz's ongoing research of the cultural significance of U.S.astronomer Maria Mitchell will inform her remarks on "Difference Rising: Astronomy and Nationality .”
An essay version of the presentation will appear as a chapter in a forthcoming book.