Events

The Consortium compiles a calendar of events in the history of science, technology and medicine:

Calendar

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September 8, 2016

Tania Munz, Linda Hall Library

The Dancing Bees: Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language

Linda Hall Library (Kansas City, MO)

September 10, 2016

James Mussell, University of Leeds

Too Much to Read: Victorian Periodicals, Bibliographical Utopianism, and the “Bad Indexer”

Linda Hall Library (Kansas City, MO)

September 13, 2016

Matt Stanley, Professor of History & Philosophy of Science, NYU

From Physics to Prophecy: Learning to Predict the Scientific Apocalypse

American Center for Physics (College Park, MD)

September 13, 2016

Anita Guerrini, Oregon State University

Animals and Humans in Louis XIV’s Paris

New York Academy of Medicine (New York, NY)

September 16, 2016

Libations with Leidy: Happy Hour & Open House

Wagner Free Institute of Science (Philadelphia, PA)

September 17, 2016

Wolfram Hinzen

Reference Across Pathologies: A New Linguistic Lens on Disorders of Thought

Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium (Philadelphia, PA)

September 19, 2016

Rebecca Kluchin

Pregnancy and Reproductive Rights: Women, Medicine, and Maternal-Fetal Conflict in Post-Roe America

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

September 21, 2016

Elizabeth Kolbert

The Richard Hopper Day Memorial Medal Award Presentation and Talk by Elizabeth Kolbert

Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia, PA)

September 22, 2016

Dan McNichol

Rust Never Sleeps: Road Trip in Search of Solutions to America’s Infrastructure Crisis

Linda Hall Library (Kansas City, MO)

September 22, 2016

Roger Horowitz, Hagley Museum and Library

Kosher USA

Hagley Museum & Library (Wilmington, DE)

September 28, 2016

2016 Introductory Symposium

Consortium for History of Science, Technology & Medicine (Philadelphia, PA)

September 28, 2016

2016 Introductory Symposium

Consortium for HSTM

September 28, 2016

Paula Findlen, Stanford University

New York History of Science Lecture Series: Newton’s Prisms:  Why Francesco Algarotti Became an Experimenter

Columbia University (New York, NY)

September 28, 2016

Keith Russell, Audubon Pennsylvania

Weeknights at the Wagner - Crash! Why Birds Collide with Buildings in Philadelphia & Beyond

Wagner Free Institute of Science (Philadelphia, PA)

September 30, 2016

Symposium

The Materiality of Scientific Knowledge: Image–Text–Book

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

October 3, 2016

Keith Wailoo, Princeton University

Manuelidis Lecture

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

October 6, 2016

Lee Vinsel, Stevens Institute of Technology

Research Seminar: The Rise and Fall of the First American Auto Safety Network, 1919-1940

Hagley Museum & Library (Wilmington, DE)

October 10, 2016

Nadav Davidovitch

The Shadow of the Holocaust on Bioethics: A Comparative Study of Israel and Germany

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

October 11, 2016

Suman Seth, Cornell University

Colloquim

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

October 13, 2016

Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon

Wagner Free Institute of Science (Philadelphia, PA)

October 17, 2016

Stephanie Dick, Harvard University/University of Pennsylvania

After Math: Reasoning, Computing, and Proving in the Postwar United States

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

October 21, 2016

Symposium on Aesthetics and the Life Sciences

Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)

October 24, 2016

Helena Hansen, NYU

Race, Science, & Social Justice Lecture

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

October 28, 2016

Conference: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology

Hagley Museum & Library (Wilmington, DE)

November 3, 2016

Joseph Malherek, Library of Congress

Research Seminar: Does Motivation Matter?

Hagley Museum & Library (Wilmington, DE)

November 7, 2016

Alex Csiszar, Harvard University

Scientific Journalism and the Politics of Representation in Early Nineteenth Century Paris

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

November 14, 2016

Paula Findlen, Stanford University

Mondino’s Assistant: Imagining the Female Anatomist in Medieval Italy (and Beyond)

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

November 15, 2016

Christopher Jones, Arizona State University

Mid-Atlantic Routes of Power: Energy Transitions Then and Now

Drexel University and the Consortium for History of Science, Technology & Medicine (Philadelphia, PA)

November 17, 2016

Mark Wilson, University of North Carolina

Destructive Creation in World War II

Hagley Museum & Library (Wilmington, DE)

December 5, 2016

Elly Truitt, Bryn Mawr

Thinking with Machines in the Middle Ages

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

December 8, 2016

Amanda Casper, University of Delaware

Research Seminar: New Business from Old Houses: Promoting Electricity Through Home Alteration in Progressive Era Philadelphia

Hagley Museum & Library (Wilmington, DE)

January 30, 2017

Frederico Marcon, Princeton University

Without Nature: Thinking aboutt he Environment in Early Modern Japan

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

February 6, 2017

Carolyn Roberts, Harvard University

Race, Science, & Social Justice Lecture Series

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

February 13, 2017

Steven Palmer, University of Windsor

“Born This Way”: Genetics, Activism, and the “Gay Gene” in the United States

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

February 20, 2017

Laura Briggs, University of Massachusetts

Lecture

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

March 6, 2017

Alexandra Minna Stern, Michigan University

Lecture

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

April 10, 2017

Harriet Ritvo, MIT

Lecture

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

April 20, 2017

Jenifer Van Vleck, Yale University

Research Seminar: Building the World: Morrison-Knudsen and the Business of Modernization

Hagley Museum & Library (Wilmington, DE)

April 24, 2017

Colin Webster, UC Davis

Rewriting the History of Technology in Antiquity

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

May 18, 2017

Jeannette Estruth, New York University

Research Seminar: Silicon Valley Conservation: Redefining Environmental and Labor Politics, 1970-1995

Hagley Museum & Library (Wilmington, DE)

Detail from 19th century chart, one of many in Princeton's collection of phrenological books and ephemera. Image courtesy of the Princeton University Library.

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Working Groups

September 15, 2016

Physical Sciences

Joanna Behrman of Johns Hopkins University will present “Domesticating Physics: Introductory Physics Textbooks for Women in Home Economics, 1914-1955”

September 16, 2016

Medicine and Health

TBA

September 21, 2016

Human Sciences

TBA

October 4, 2016

History and Theory

TBA

October 5, 2016

Earth and Environmental Sciences

TBA

October 6, 2016

Biological Sciences

The group will discuss two recent articles: “Ark and Archive: Making a Place for Long-Term Research on Barro Colorado Island, Panama,” by Megan Raby of University of Texas, Austin and “The Right Tool and the Right Place for the Job: The Importance of the Field in Experimental Neurophysiology, 1880-1945” by Samantha Muka of the University of Pennsylvania.

October 7, 2016

Early Modern Science

TBA

October 12, 2016

History and Philosophy of Science

TBA

October 13, 2016

Ancient and Medieval Sciences

TBA

October 14, 2016

Science Beyond the West

TBA

October 18, 2016

Technology

TBA