Dear Friends,

I still cannot help calling our common school the “Winter School,” but as you will see in the next few hours as you land in Boston, we are in the midst of a blossoming spring and each tree extends its newly-green leaves in welcome to you!

My name is Margo Boenig-Liptsin and I am a 3rd year PhD student in the history of science department at Harvard.   I am beginning work on a dissertation in which I seek to understand the human sense of self in the “information age” through a comparative study (US, Russia, France) of the first computer literacy programs for children in the 1970s – 1990s.  My adviser at Harvard is Sheila Jasanoff and in France, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent (Département de philosophie at the Sorbonne, where I am doing a cotutelle), so my project and I are both also strongly a part of Science and Technology Studies.  I’m planning to be in Paris during the next academic year on a fellowship doing research for the French component of the project.

I’m looking forward to tomorrow, when we see all of the old friends again and make new ones!


PS — here is the “souvenir” of our school last January: