Events

The Philadelphia area is fortunate to have an abundance of events in the history of science, technology and medicine. The Center:

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April 21, 2014

Christopher Hamlin, University of Notre Dame

Dracula, Malaria, Cachexia:  Rethinking the security of the self, c. 1900

University of Pennsylvania Department of History and Sociology of Science

April 21, 2014

Laurence Totelin, Cardiff University

Ethnic and Hybrid Vegetables: Reading Greek and Roman Botanical Texts with a Historian’s Eye

Program in the Ancient World, Program in History of Science and the Department of Classics, Princeton University

April 23, 2014

Richard John, Columbia University

Telegraphs for the 1 Percent, Telephones for the People: How America Became a Network Nation

Hagley Museum and Library

April 24, 2014

HW Barbara Naddeo (The City College of New York)

State Secrets for the Public Sphere: The Practice of Geography and the Circulation of Political Information in Enlightenment Europe

Johns Hopkins University

April 25, 2014

Naomi Oreskes, Harvard University

Drama and Disbelief in Climate Science

Princeton University

April 28, 2014

Warwick Anderson, University of Sydney

Becoming Autoimmune: Immunological Histories of the Modern Self

University of Pennsylvania Department of History and Sociology of Science

April 29, 2014

Sandy Isenstadt, University of Delaware

The Switch to Modernity: Life in the Age of Electricity

University of Delaware

April 29, 2014

Lorraine Daston, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany

Rules of Iron, Rules of Lead: A Prehistory of an Indispensable and Impossible Genre

Laurence Stone Lectures, Princeton University

April 29, 2014

Allan Schwartz

FDR’s Secret Illnesses and the End of WWII: Hypertension, Heart Failure, Stroke, Polio, and the Fall of the Iron Curtain

Department of History & Politics, Drexel University

April 30, 2014

Bridget Gurtler, Princeton University

Rehabilitative Insemination: Disability and The Gendered Politics of Infertility Treatment in Cold War America

Barbara Bates Center, University of Pennsylvania

April 30, 2014

Lorraine Daston, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany

Rules Go Rigid: Natural Laws, Calculations, and Algorithms

Laurence Stone Lectures, Princeton University

April 30, 2014

Barbra Mann Wall, Barbara Bates Center

Women in the Civil War: Nursing—Professional & Otherwise

Barbara Bates Center

April 30, 2014

Carl Safina

Caught in the Same Net: The Ocean and Us.

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

May 1, 2014

Soraya de Chadarevian (UCLA)

Heredity and the study of human populations after 1945

Johns Hopkins University

May 1, 2014

Lorraine Daston, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany

Rules, Rationality, and Reasonableness

Laurence Stone Lectures, Princeton University

May 6, 2014

Timothy LeCain, Montana State University

How Things Create Culture: Silkworms, Longhorns, Copper and the Great Convergence of Global Societies

University of Delaware

May 8, 2014

Andrew Case, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dear Friend: Direct Mail Marketing and the Transformation of Buying and Selling in Postwar America

Hagley Museum and Library

May 13, 2014

Toby Jones, Rutgers University

Energy and America’s Long War in the Middle East

Department of History & Politics, Drexel University

May 15, 2014

Personalized medicine in historical perspective: from antiquity to the genome age

Johns Hopkins University, Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science

May 20, 2014

Brent Lane, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’: The Primacy of Chemistry in the Founding of America

Chemical Heritage Foundation, Brown Bag Lecture

Ptarmigans, from John James Audubon’s Birds of America, the elephant folio, 1827-1838. Image courtesy of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

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Working Groups

April 17, 2014

Technology

Jeff Womack of the University of Houston, will introduce his paper, “Uncertainty Principles: Radiation and Risk in 20th Century Medicine.”

April 29, 2014

History and Theory

Note Special Day The group will discuss pp357-484 of Bruno Latour’s An inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns

May 1, 2014

Earth and Environmental Sciences

TBA

May 6, 2014

Medicine and Health

Deanna Day of UPenn will introduce her “Beyond the Elbow Test: Thermometers, Environmental Health, and Technological Stabilization.”

May 7, 2014

Physical Sciences

Joe Martin of Colby College will introduce his paper, “The Simple and Courageous Course: Industrial Patronage of Basic Research at the University of Chicago, 1945–1961.”

May 8, 2014

Early Sciences

TBA

May 14, 2014

History and Philosophy of Science

Philip Honenberger will introduce a final set of selections from Erkenntnis (2011) v75, “What (Good) is Historical Epistemology?”

September 17, 2014

Human Sciences

TBA