Working Groups

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.

Please be patient if the connection is slow when entering a group webpage.

1stHistory & TheoryEarth & Environmental SciencesBiological Sciences
2ndHistory & Philosophy of ScienceEarly ScienceScience Beyond the West
3rdTechnologyPhysical SciencesMedicine and Health

Upcoming Meetings

Physical Sciences

September 15, 2016

Joanna Behrman of Johns Hopkins University will present “Domesticating Physics: Introductory Physics Textbooks for Women in Home Economics, 1914-1955”

Human Sciences

September 15, 2016


Medicine and Health

September 16, 2016


History and Theory

October 4, 2016


Earth and Environmental Sciences

October 5, 2016


Biological Sciences

October 6, 2016


History and Philosophy of Science

October 12, 2016


Early Sciences

October 13, 2016


Science Beyond the West

October 14, 2016



October 18, 2016


Josiah Clark Nott (1804–1873). Types of Mankind...., 1854. From the exhibit Dialogues with Darwin. Image courtesy of the American Philosophical Society.