PACHSmörgåsbord: Events

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Always, the car of tomorrow

Electric cars have a rich history in America.  What is their future? Here is a report by Julia Mansfield, one of our Dissertation Writing Fellows, about a recent event at the Center .

Posted by Babak Ashrafi on 04/03 at 04:03 PM

Sunday, July 15, 2012

New York’s High Line:  An Urban Wonder in a Former Industrial Zone

Photos from New York’s High Line:  A Successful Rails-to-Trails Project in a Former Industrial Zone

Posted by on 07/15 at 07:58 PM

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thoughts on “Life, Sex, Death (and Food)”

A summary of last night’s Philadelphia Science Festival event, “Life, Sex, Death (and Food)” that took place at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. It was a great night of comedy and fun.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 04/27 at 01:40 PM

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Making History of Science Funny

This week historians of science will team up once again with comedians in an effort to make history of science amusing and engaging to a broader audience.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 04/22 at 12:46 PM

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Artifacts and Artists: E. Kessler on Astronomical Photos

Elizabeth Kessler spoke recently at Bryn Mawr College on how different artists have used astronomical photographs.  It raised some interesting questions about how artifacts are created and then how they are used when removed from their initial context.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/09 at 12:23 PM

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Really? Demonology was a Science?

At the recent Science on Tap Jonathan Seitz prompted people to think more broadly about what constitutes a science, both in the past and the present. Demonology, he argued, was a science that tried to categorize and make sense of natural phenomena.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 10/11 at 09:52 AM

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Art, Science, and Historical Method

Rebecca Kamen gave a presentation on her sculpture and art, tracing her inspiration to old scientific illustrations. Her description of these illustrations and the uses to which she put them raise questions about how we use the past and for what ends.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/24 at 12:42 PM

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Role of Experts in Identifying Witchcraft

A (belated) summary of Jonathan Seitz’s recent colloquium, along with an account of the discussion that followed. Jonathan’s colloquium confronted a number of historiographical issues about expertise and experts. It also showed that early modern talks can draw reasonable crowds.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 12/23 at 10:53 PM
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Biblical Natural Philosophy in the Royal Library at the Escorial

Maria Poruondo’s recent colloquium offered a new interpretation of a fresco cycle in the Royal Library at the Escorial—a belated report.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 12/11 at 11:56 AM

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Philadelphia story

The discovery of the Philadelphia chromosome in 1960 was a landmark in cancer research—and an illustration of the primitive state of human cytogenetics.

Posted by Nathaniel Comfort on 09/28 at 07:12 AM

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