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


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April 20, 2015

Nandini Bhattacharya, University of Dundee

Nationalist Science in Colonial India: The Making of an Indian Pharmacopeia

University of Pennsylvania, History and Sociology of Science, Speaker Series

April 21, 2015

Renee Raphael, UC Irivine

Reading Galileo: Scribal Technologies and the New Science

Haverford College Libraries and Haverford College Department of History

April 22, 2015

Renée Raphael, UC Irvine

Mechanics in the Margins: Reading and Annotating Galileo’s Two New Sciences

History of Science and Philosophy Colloquium, Princeton University

April 24, 2015

Writing Fieldwork: A Symposium on the Place of Writing in the Field Sciences

History of Science Graduate Student Conference, Princeton University

April 25, 2015

Frances Champagne, Evelynn Hammonds, Gloria Origgi, Rosalind Rosenberg, Banu Subramaniam, Rebecca Jordan-Young

Panel Discussion: “Gender: A Dialogue Between the Sciences and Humanities”

The Center for Science & Society at Columbia University and BCRW (Barnard Center for Research on Women)

April 26, 2015

Lights, Camera, Wagner!

Philadelphia Science Festival / Wagner Free Institute of Science

April 28, 2015

Michael Worboys, University of Manchester, Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Before Translational Medicine: The Development of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Chemical Heritage Foundation, Brown Bag Lecture Series

April 28, 2015

Abena Dove Osseo-Asare, University of Texas at Austin

From Plants to Pharmaceuticals: Take Bitter Roots for Malaria

New York Academy of Medicine

April 29, 2015

Asaf Goldschmidt, Tel Aviv University

Commercializing Medicine or Benefiting the People: The Imperial Apothecary in China 1076-1600

NYC History and Philosophy of Science lecture series

May 5, 2015

Benjamin Olshin, University of the Arts

Exploring the Mysteries of the ‘Marco Polo’ Maps

Drexel University

May 12, 2015

Elly Truitt, Bryn Mawr

Roger Bacon’s Experimental Science

Chemical Heritage Foundation, Brown Bag Lecture Series

May 27, 2015

Benjamin R. Cohen, Lafayette College

How to Police Your Food: A Story of Controlling Homes and Bodies in the Early Age of Manufactured Foods

Drexel University

September 19, 2015

Paul Halpern, University of the Sciences

Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat: How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics

PhACT (Philadelphia Association for Critical Thinking)

Equipment of W.J.V. Osterhout (1871-1964), plant physiologist
Courtesy of the American Philosophical Society

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April 9, 2015

Early Sciences


April 13, 2015


April 14, 2015

Life Sciences and Natural History

Lijing Jiang, Postdoc, Nanyang Technological University will introduce selections from Animals on Display (eds. Liv Emma Thorsen, Karen Rader, and Adam Dodd; Penn State University Press, 2013) with special guest participant Henry McGhie (Manchester Museum, UK).

April 15, 2015

Human Sciences

Erika Milam of Princeton University will introduce her draft chapter, “Death of the Killer Ape: the ‘New’ Politics of Humans as Animals”

April 17, 2015

Medicine and Health

A discussion between two authors who have recently written books about pain: Keith Wailoo, the author of Pain: A Political History, and Joanna Bourke, the author of The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers. Keith will comment on Joanna’s book, Joanna on Keith’s, and then we will open the floor for questions from the seminar participants.

April 21, 2015


Arwen Mohun of the University of Delaware will introduce her paper, “Constructing the History of Risk: STS and Beyond.”

April 24, 2015

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Note Special Date. Lisa Ruth Rand of the University of Pennsylvania, title TBA

May 5, 2015

History and Theory

The group will discuss Peter Sloterdijk, The Art of Philosophy (Columbia University Press, 2012). Group members are asked to acquire a copy of this text independently.

May 6, 2015

Physical Sciences

Vivien Hamilton, Harvey Mudd College TBA

May 13, 2015

History and Philosophy of Science


September 11, 2015

Science Beyond the West