News and Notes

July 13, 2016

Apothecary, Surgeon, Doctress, Slave: African and European Medicine in the British Slave Trade

Carolyn Roberts is a PhD Candidate at Harvard University. In 2015-2016, she was a Dissertation Writing Fellow of the Consortium. Read more about her research here.

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July 6, 2016

2016 Introductory Symposium

The annual Introductory Symposium is a daylong event in which a broad range of scholars conducting original research in the history of science, technology or medicine present brief synopses of their work, and discuss them with each other and with a larger audience.  Join us to present your work.

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June 21, 2016

Orbital Decay: Space Junk and the Environmental History of Earth’s Borderlands, 1957-1985

Lisa Ruth Rand is a recent Ph.D. graduate of the Department of History and Sociology of Science, at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2015-16, she was a Dissertation Fellow of the Consortium. Read more about Rand’s research project here.

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June 9, 2016

June 2016 Newsletter

Updates on the Consortium’s fellows, events and members are available in the June 2016 Newsletter.

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May 9, 2016

Douglas O’Reagan takes up Postdoc at MIT

The Consortium wishes to congratulate Douglas O’Reagan (2012-2013 Dissertation Fellow) on his new post. In August 2016, O’Reagan will take up a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT, consulting on the future of the digital humanities at MIT. O’Reagan holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Washington – Tri Cities.

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Sauvegard, from Maria Sybilla Merian’s Dissertation sur la generation et les transformations des insectes de Surinam, 1726 edition. Image courtesy of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.