The Consortium invites area scholars to join several topical working groups for challenging and collegial discussion of interesting publications in their fields and of each others’ works-in-progress. Please contact the conveners if you would like to participate in one or more of the groups.
Each of the groups meets one evening or afternoon each month at the Consortium offices in Philadelphia. Scholars located anywhere can also participate online. The regular meeting days are as follows, but be sure to check each group's individual schedule for changes.
|1st||History & Theory||Human Sciences||Biological Sciences||Earth & Environmental Sciences|
|2nd||History & Philosophy of Science||Early Science||Science Beyond the West|
|Medicine and Health|
September 15, 2015
September 17, 2015
- 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
- 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
October 6, 2015
October 7, 2015
October 8, 2015
October 9, 2015
- 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
October 30, 2015