Events sponsored or co-sponsored by the Consortium

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)

Past Consortium Events

September 28, 2016

2016 Introductory Symposium

May 5, 2016

Charlotte Jacobs, Stanford University

Jonas Salk: A Life

April 6, 2016

Peter Galison, Harvard University

Containment - Film Screening and Discussion

December 4, 2015

K. Raj (EHESS), D. Ali (UPenn), P. Gomez (UWisc., Madison), E. Lean (Columbia), C. Mavhunga (MIT), J. Radin (Yale)

Problematizing the Local, in Global Histories of Science

December 3, 2015

Kapil Raj, Centre Alexandre-Koyré, EHESS

Connecting Chronologies, Constructing Historical Anthropology: William Jones in Calcutta and his Legitimation of Empire

October 28, 2015

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

Dancing With Droids

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

September 10, 2015

2015 Introductory Symposium

February 26, 2015

Greg Eghigian, Penn State University
Anthony Enns, Dalhousie University

Alien Abduction and Psychic Spies:  On the Edges of Cold War Science

December 11, 2014

Jeremy Greene, Johns Hopkins University and Mark Hagerott, United States Naval Academy

2014 in History:  Action at a Distance

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Frank Stoll paints the backdrop of an Academy diorama. Image courtesy of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

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Working Groups

October 26, 2016

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Note Special Day
Catherine Dunlop (Montana State University), author of Cartophilia: Maps and the Search for Identity in the French-German Borderland (Chicago, 2015) and Bill Rankin (Yale University), author of After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century (Chicago, 2016) will open the discussion by commenting on each others’ books.

October 27, 2016

Biological Sciences

Note Special Day

The group will discuss two recent articles with their authors: “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.

November 1, 2016

History and Theory

The group will discuss two articles:

Marisol De La Cadena, “Indigenous Cosmopolitics in the Andes: Conceptual Reflections beyond ‘Politics,’” Cultural Anthropology 25, no. 2 (May 1, 2010): 334–70

Tim Ingold, “Materials against Materiality,” Archaeological Dialogues 14, no. 1 (June 2007): 1–16

November 9, 2016

History and Philosophy of Science

​This Fall​ we will be reading Helen Longino's Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2013). On Wednesday, November 9 we will discuss Chapters 5-8. Devin Curry will introduce the readings.

November 10, 2016

Ancient and Medieval Sciences


November 11, 2016

Science Beyond the West


November 15, 2016


Tiago Saraiva of Drexel University will introduce his draft book chapter, “Frantz Fanon in LA: Californian Clones and French Settlers in Colonial Algeria.”

November 16, 2016

Human Sciences


November 17, 2016

Physical Sciences

Sarah Bridger (CalPoly), title TBD

November 18, 2016

Medicine and Health


December 2, 2016

Early Modern Science