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Ethical Issues in Human Reproductive Technology: Analysis by Women Workshop

 Collection
Identifier: SC-004

Content Description

This collection includes material on grant proposals and planning, the conference itself, two books which were later published of the conference proceedings, and reaction to the conference and the books.

Dates

  • 1975-82

historical

This workshop (known by the acronym EIRTAW), held at Hampshire College on June 24-29, 1979, was the first conference on reproductive technology to focus on women's perceptions of the ethical issues involved. It was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the EVIST (Ethical Issues in Science and Technology) program. Many of the NSF evaluators of the proposal and the program (the majority were male) doubted the legitimacy of this focus on women's opinions, as documented in the file. The principal investigator and co-director of the workshop was Helen B. Holmes, who was on the faculty of Russell Sage College at the time of the proposal. The workshop brought together invited participants from many fields. The proceedings of the workshop were published in two volumes, Birth Control and Controlling Birth (Humana Press, 1980) and The Custom-Made Child? (Humana Press, 1981), which are present in the collection. A follow-up symposium was held in January 1980 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Extent

5 boxes : 2.5 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This workshop, held at Hampshire College on June 24-29, 1979, was the first conference on reproductive technology to focus on women's perceptions of the ethical issues involved. The file, kept by principal investigator Helen B. Holmes, includes material on grant proposals and planning, the conference itself, two books which were later published of the conference proceedings, and reaction to the conference and the books.

General

Custodial History The files were kept by the principal investigator, Helen B. Holmes, until they were donated to Hampshire College in February 2004.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Hampshire College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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