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


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September 2, 2015

Heidi Knoblauch, Yale University

Photographs, Collecting, and the Patient’s Role in Constructing Clinical Case Histories

Bates Center Seminar Series

September 3, 2015

Y. Tzvi Langermann, Bar-Ilan University

Tales of Three Texts:  The Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew Medical Texts in UPenn MS Codex 1649

Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies-Herbert D. Katz Center Fellowship in Jewish Manuscript Studies, and David B. Ruderman Distinguished Fellowship Lecture

September 10, 2015

2015 Introductory Symposium

Consortium for HSTM

September 19, 2015

Paul Halpern, University of the Sciences

Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat: How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics

PhACT (Philadelphia Association for Critical Thinking)

October 23, 2015

Carolyn Roberts, Harvard University / Consortium for HSTM

The Mortar, the Pestle, and the Slave Trade: British Pharmacy and Slave Trading in the Eighteenth Century

American Philosophical Society; McNeil Center for Early American Studies; Consortium for HSTM

October 28, 2015

Heidi Voskuhl, University of Pennsylvania; Youngmoo Kim, Drexel University


Wagner Free Institute of Science; Consortium for HSTM

December 3, 2015

Kapil Raj, Centre Alexandre-Koyré, EHESS


University of Pennsylvania, Consortium for HSTM

Michael Idvorsky Pupin (1858-1935). X-ray photograph of lead shot in hand. Photograph, 1896. -- RBML, Michael Idvorsky Pupin Papers. Image Courtesy of Columbia University.

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April 13, 2015


September 15, 2015



September 17, 2015

Physical Sciences

Anthony Eames of Georgetown will introduce his paper, “Payload, Precision, and Politics: The Social-Scientific Construction of a Cold War Weapon System.”

October 1, 2015

Biological Sciences

We will start the year by discussing Marwa Elshakry’s Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950 (University of Chicago Press, 2014). Participants are asked to obtain a copy of the book on their own.

October 2, 2015

Earth and Environmental Sciences


October 6, 2015

History and Theory


October 7, 2015

Human Sciences


October 8, 2015

Early Sciences


October 9, 2015

Science Beyond the West

The group welcomes Dimitri Gutas of Yale University and Floris Cohen of Utrecht University as guest participants. Gutas will comment on Cohen's How Modern Science Came Into the World: Four Civilizations, One 17th-Century Breakthrough (Amsterdam University Press, 2011). Cohen will reply, and then the group will discuss.

October 14, 2015

History and Philosophy of Science


October 30, 2015

Medicine and Health