Events

Events in history of science, technology and medicine at or near member institutions or within 75 miles of Philadelphia

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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)

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Banana plant, from Christopher Trew’s Plantae selectae, 1750-1773. Image courtesy of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

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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