Events sponsored or co-sponsored by the Center

May 15, 2014

Personalized medicine in historical perspective: from antiquity to the genome age

Johns Hopkins University, Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science

Past PACHS Events

March 25, 2014

Matt Jones, Columbia University; Hellen Nissenbaum, New York University

Technology, Privacy and Security

January 29, 2014

David Kirsch, University of Maryland

The Electric Vehicle: Past, Present… and Future?

September 20, 2013

2013 Introductory Symposium

May 15, 2013

Stephen Pyne, Arizona State University

Voyager and the Third Great Age of Discovery

May 11, 2013

Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of the Physical Sciences

May 3, 2013

Symposium Honoring the Career and Scholarship of Ruth Schwartz Cowan

April 25, 2013

Darin Hayton, Rebecca Onion, Elly Truitt, and Mike Yudell

Sounds Made Up: Tales From the History of Science

April 21, 2013

Rachel Poliquin and Beth Beverly

Skinned, Stuffed and Mounted: The History, Culture and How-to of Taxidermy

March 15, 2013

Conevery Bolton Valencius

Vernacular Science of the New Madrid Earthquakes: Creating Knowledge in the Early United States

March 15, 2013

Workshop for the History of the Environment, Agriculture, Technology, and Science

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Plate dedicated to Fettiplace Bellers from Petiver, James, Opera, Historiam naturalem spectantia; or, Gazophylacium. London: 1764. Image courtesy of the Wagner Free Institute of Science.

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Working Groups

April 17, 2014


Jeff Womack of the University of Houston, will introduce his paper, “Uncertainty Principles: Radiation and Risk in 20th Century Medicine.”

April 29, 2014

History and Theory

Note Special Day The group will discuss pp357-484 of Bruno Latour’s An inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns

May 1, 2014

Earth and Environmental Sciences


May 6, 2014

Medicine and Health

Deanna Day of UPenn will introduce her “Beyond the Elbow Test: Thermometers, Environmental Health, and Technological Stabilization.”

May 7, 2014

Physical Sciences

Joe Martin of Colby College will introduce his paper, “The Simple and Courageous Course: Industrial Patronage of Basic Research at the University of Chicago, 1945–1961.”

May 8, 2014

Early Sciences


May 14, 2014

History and Philosophy of Science

Philip Honenberger will introduce a final set of selections from Erkenntnis (2011) v75, “What (Good) is Historical Epistemology?”

September 17, 2014

Human Sciences