Events sponsored or co-sponsored by the Consortium

May 7, 2016

Ain Gordon

217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous

Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Painted Bride Art Center; Pick-Up Performance Co(s) (Philadelphia, PA)

Past Consortium Events

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

October 30, 2014

Sharrona Pearl, University of Pennsylvania

Diagnosis, Madness: The Photographic Physiognomy of Hugh Welch Diamond

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Smilodon floridanus (saber-tooth cat) type specimen, “Description of mammalian remains from a rock crevice in Florida” by Joseph Leidy. Transactions of the Wagner Free Institute of Science, Volume 2, 1890. Image courtesy of the WFI.

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Working Groups

May 5, 2016

Biological Sciences

The group will discuss Raf de Bont, Stations in the Field: A History of Place-Based Animal Research, 1870-1930 (University of Chicago Press, 2014). We will be reading the Introduction, Chapter 1, and Conclusion. The book enables us to continue with our theme of examining the biological sciences in the twenties and thirties, as well as the turn of the century, but it also enables us to examine the place of science, as well as introducing us to a staggering number of European research in the life sciences during this interval of time (and it isn’t only the traditional “center” of Germany, France and England). Join us for what promises to be a wonderful way to end the season.

September 15, 2016

Human Sciences


September 16, 2016

Medicine and Health


September 20, 2016



September 21, 2016

Physical Sciences


October 4, 2016

History and Theory


October 5, 2016

Earth and Environmental Sciences


October 12, 2016

History and Philosophy of Science


October 13, 2016

Early Sciences


October 14, 2016

Science Beyond the West