News and Notes
November 26, 2013
November 2013 Newsletter
The Center’s newsletter has updates on the fellowship program, public and academic events, collections of consortium partners and transitions at the Center.
November 5, 2013
Fellowship Applications for 2014-2015
The Center offers short term Dissertation Research Fellowships and nine-month Dissertation Writing Fellowships for students in the history of science, technology and medicine. More information and online application here.
October 10, 2013
Printing skulls: the transatlantic publication and reception of Crania Americana (1839)
James Poskett studies at the University of Cambridge. He received a 2013-2014 Dissertation Research Fellowship for his research which explores how transatlantic connections shaped both the publication and the reception of Samuel George Morton’s Crania Americana (1839).
October 1, 2013
Degeneration in Miniature: Cell Death and Aging Research in the Twentieth Century
Lijing Jiang studies at Arizona State University. She received a 2012-2013 Dissertation Research Fellowship for her research which examines and compares Viktor Hamburger’s, Leonard Hayflick’s, Robin Holliday’s, and H. Robert Horvitz’s studies to trace the trajectory of modern cell degeneration research. These cases capture representative research styles, experimental materials, and socio-cultural priorities of biological science in different decades of the twentieth century.
October 1, 2013
The American Idiot Schools: Disability and Segregation in the Nineteenth Century
Kathryn Irving studies at Yale University. She received a 2013-2014 Dissertation Research Fellowship for her research which engages disability theory to reimagine the history of medicine by focusing on nineteenth-century American “idiot schools”. She emphasizes how children and their families interacted with physicians and legislators to shape institutional, medical, and cultural approaches to disability in nineteenth-century America.