Events

The Consortium compiles a calendar of events in the history of science, technology and medicine:

Calendar

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September 26, 2016

Robert Anderson, Interim President and CEO, Chemical Heritage Foundation

Brown Bag Lecture: Publishing a Scientist’s Correspondence: Joys and Sorrows

Chemical Heritage Foundation (Philadelphia, PA)

September 26, 2016

Leslie Reagan, University of Illinois

Disease, Death, and Memorials: The Agent Orange Quilt of Tears and the AIDS Memorial Quilt

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

September 28, 2016

2016 Introductory Symposium

Consortium for HSTM

September 28, 2016

Paula Findlen, Stanford University

New York History of Science Lecture Series: Newton’s Prisms:  Why Francesco Algarotti Became an Experimenter

Columbia University (New York, NY)

September 29, 2016

Jan Golinski, Professor of History and Humanities, University of New Hampshire

Synthesis Lecture: Jan Golinski

Chemical Heritage Foundation (Philadelphia, PA)

September 30, 2016

Symposium

The Materiality of Scientific Knowledge: Image–Text–Book

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

October 3, 2016

Ingemar Pettersson, Science and Technology Studies Center and the Department of Economic History, Uppsala University

Brown Bag Lecture: Masters of Flavor: Sensory Analysis and High-Industrial Food

Chemical Heritage Foundation (Philadelphia, PA)

October 3, 2016

Keith Wailoo, Princeton University

Manuelidis Lecture

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

October 5, 2016

Keith Wailoo, Princeton University

The Crooked Mile: Race, Psychology, and the Strange Carer of the Menthol Cigarette in the U.S.

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

October 6, 2016

Karen Rader, Virginia Commonwealth University

From Watchful Grasshoppers to Rat Basketball: Practices of Live Animal Display in Twentieth-Century Science Museums

Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)

October 6, 2016

Lee Vinsel, Stevens Institute of Technology

Research Seminar: The Rise and Fall of the First American Auto Safety Network, 1919-1940

Hagley Museum & Library (Wilmington, DE)

October 7, 2016

Gerd Gigerenzer, Max Planck Institute for Human Development

The End of Common Sense: From Statistical Thinking to Statistical Rules

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

October 10, 2016

Nadav Davidovitch

The Shadow of the Holocaust on Bioethics: A Comparative Study of Israel and Germany

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

October 11, 2016

Suman Seth, Cornell University

History of Science Colloquium: Pathologies of Blackness: Race-Medicine, Slavery, and Abolitionism

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

October 11, 2016

Suman Seth, Cornell University

Colloquim

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

October 13, 2016 - October 16, 2016

HIV/AIDS Research: Its History & Future

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Cold Spring Harbor, NY)

October 13, 2016

Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon

Wagner Free Institute of Science (Philadelphia, PA)

October 17, 2016

Stephanie Dick, Harvard University/University of Pennsylvania

After Math: Reasoning, Computing, and Proving in the Postwar United States

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

October 17, 2016

Mark Waddell, Michigan State University

Brown Bag Lecture: Lies, Damned Lies, and Experiments: The Problem of Mendacity in Early Modern Medical Narratives

Chemical Heritage Foundation (Philadelphia, PA)

October 20, 2016

Othmer Library Open House: The Golden Age of Science Advertising

Chemical Heritage Foundation (Philadelphia, PA)

October 21, 2016

Symposium on Aesthetics and the Life Sciences

Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)

October 24, 2016

Lynne T. Friedmann

Brown Bag Lecture: Ink Chemists of the Industrial Revolution

Chemical Heritage Foundation (Philadelphia, PA)

October 24, 2016

Helena Hansen, NYU

Race, Science, & Social Justice Lecture

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

October 28, 2016

Conference: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology

Hagley Museum & Library (Wilmington, DE)

November 3, 2016

Paul A. Offit, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Rhoads Medal Award Ceremony and Lecture: “The Vaccine Wars, Who’s Winning?”

American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, PA)

November 3, 2016

Joseph Malherek, Library of Congress

Research Seminar: Does Motivation Matter?

Hagley Museum & Library (Wilmington, DE)

November 7, 2016

Alex Csiszar, Harvard University

Scientific Journalism and the Politics of Representation in Early Nineteenth Century Paris

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

November 10, 2016

T. Alan Hatton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joseph Priestley Society: “Mens et Manus: One Hundred Years of MIT’s School of Chemical Engineering Practice”

Chemical Heritage Foundation (Philadelphia, PA)

November 11, 2016

Lorraine Daston, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

An Entirely New Kind of Risk: The Case of Atomic Reactor Insurance

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

November 14, 2016

Paula Findlen, Stanford University

Mondino’s Assistant: Imagining the Female Anatomist in Medieval Italy (and Beyond)

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

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)

November 17, 2016

Mark Wilson, University of North Carolina

Destructive Creation in World War II

Hagley Museum & Library (Wilmington, DE)

November 30, 2016 - December 1, 2016

Tanner Lectures on Human Values, “Trust and Distrust in Science”

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

November 30, 2016

Fabian Krämer, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

New York History of Science Lecture Series: The Two Cultures Avant La Lettre: The Sciences and the Humanities in the Nineteenth Century

Center for Science & Society at Columbia University (New York, NY)

December 5, 2016

Elly Truitt, Bryn Mawr

Thinking with Machines in the Middle Ages

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

December 6, 2016

Creatures of Cain: Rise and Fall of the Killer Ape

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

December 8, 2016

Amanda Casper, University of Delaware

Research Seminar: New Business from Old Houses: Promoting Electricity Through Home Alteration in Progressive Era Philadelphia

Hagley Museum & Library (Wilmington, DE)

January 25, 2017

Sara Pritchard, Cornell University

“Polluted Nightscapes: ‘Natural Night-Sky Brightness,’ Skyglow, and the U.S. National Park Service”

Center for Science & Society at Columbia University (New York, NY)

January 30, 2017

Frederico Marcon, Princeton University

Without Nature: Thinking aboutt he Environment in Early Modern Japan

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

February 6, 2017

Carolyn Roberts, Harvard University

Race, Science, & Social Justice Lecture Series

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

February 13, 2017

Steven Palmer, University of Windsor

“Born This Way”: Genetics, Activism, and the “Gay Gene” in the United States

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

February 20, 2017

Laura Briggs, University of Massachusetts

Lecture

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

February 22, 2017

Stephanie Dick, University of Pennsylvania

After Math: Reasoning, Proving, and Computing in Postwar United States

Center for Science & Society at Columbia University (New York, NY)

March 6, 2017

Alexandra Minna Stern, Michigan University

Lecture

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

March 29, 2017

Neil Safier, Associate Professor of History, and Director of the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University

Where Entangled Empires and Early Modern Science Intertwine: An Iberoamerican Perspective

Center for Science & Society at Columbia University (New York, NY)

April 10, 2017

Harriet Ritvo, MIT

Lecture

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

April 20, 2017

Jenifer Van Vleck, Yale University

Research Seminar: Building the World: Morrison-Knudsen and the Business of Modernization

Hagley Museum & Library (Wilmington, DE)

April 24, 2017

Colin Webster, UC Davis

Rewriting the History of Technology in Antiquity

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

April 26, 2017

Ann-Sophie Barwich, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University

Scent Track: What can the History of Olfaction tell us about Theorizing in the Life Sciences?

Center for Science & Society at Columbia University (New York, NY)

May 18, 2017

Jeannette Estruth, New York University

Research Seminar: Silicon Valley Conservation: Redefining Environmental and Labor Politics, 1970-1995

Hagley Museum & Library (Wilmington, DE)

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

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Working Groups

October 4, 2016

History and Theory

This year’s theme for the History & Theory Working Group is “ontology and materiality.” They will begin with a discussion of two essays: Greg Anderson’s “Retrieving the Lost Worlds of the Past: The Case for an Ontological Turn” and Paul Roth’s “Ways of Pastmaking.”

October 5, 2016

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Abe Gibson of Arizona State will introduce selections from his new book, Feral Animals in the American South, Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Contents

Acknowledgments

1. The trouble with ferality: domestication as coevolution and the nature of broken symbioses

4. Nascent domestication initiatives and their effects on ferality: claiming dominion in the antebellum South

5. Anthropogenic improvement and assaults on fertility: divergent fates in the industrializing South

6.  Everything in its right place: wild, domestic, and feral populations in the modern South

Note: if you own or have access to “Feral Animals in the American South” through your university library, either in hardcopy or as an ebook through http://www.cambridge.org/core, please access it directly. Libraries (and publishers) track usage.

October 6, 2016

Biological Sciences

The group will discuss two recent articles: “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.

October 7, 2016

Early Modern Science

TBA

October 12, 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, October 12 we will discuss Chapters 1-4. Nabeel Hamid will introduce the readings.

October 13, 2016

Ancient and Medieval Sciences

TBA

October 14, 2016

Science Beyond the West

The group will discuss three articles:
"Intimidation, Coercion and Resistance in the Final Stages of the South Asian Smallpox Eradication Campaign, 1973-1975"
by Paul Greenough
Soc. Sci. Med. Vol.41, No. 5, pp. 633-645,1995

"Chimeric globalism: Global health in the shadow of the dengue vaccine"
by Alex M. Nading
American Ethnologist, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 356­-370, 2015

"`He is now like a brother, I can even give him some blood' -- Relational ethics and material exchanges in a malaria vaccine `trial community' in The Gambia"
by P. Wenzel Geissler, Ann Kelly, Babatunde Imoukhuede and Robert Pool
Social Science & Medicine 67 (2008) 696-707

October 18, 2016

Technology

Lisa Rand, Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Title, TBD

October 19, 2016

Human Sciences

TBA

October 20, 2016

Physical Sciences

John Krige of George Tech will be discussing a chapter from his book Sharing Knowledge, Shaping Europe (MIT 2016)

October 28, 2016

Medicine and Health

Note Special Day Topic TBA