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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October 23, 2014

Salvatore Mangione, M.D.

Leonardo and the Reinvention of Anatomy

College of Physicians of Philadelphia

October 23, 2014

Domestic Exhalations and Pestilential Fevers: Philadelphia’s Search for a Yellow Fever Cure

College of Physicians of Philadelphia and Historical Society of Pennsylvania

October 23, 2014

Jaipreet Virdi-Dhesi, University of Toronto

“Ear Spectacles” for the Deaf: Making and Marketing Artificial Eardrums, 1850-1920

Johns Hopkins University, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology Colloquium

October 23, 2014

Massimo Mazzotti, University of California Berkeley

The Politics of Proving: Geometry in the Age of Revolutions

Princeton University, History of Science Colloquium

October 23, 2014

Victor Katz, University of District of Columbia, retired

Recreational Problems in Medieval Mathematics

The Philadelphia Area Seminar on History of Mathematics

October 27, 2014

Pamela Smith, Columbia University

The History of Early Modern Science in Practice

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

October 28, 2014

E. A. Driggers, University of South Carolina

Edward Darrell Smith and the Chemical Treatment of Urinary Stones

Chemical Heritage Foundation, Brown Bag Lecture Series

October 28, 2014

Phoebe Pollitt, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Appalachian State University Department of Nursing

“We are all one nurse, Florence Nightingale”

Bates Center Seminar Series

October 29, 2014

Nahyan Fancy, DePauw University

Arabic Medical Commentators and the Renaissance Anatomists

Bryn Mawr College

October 30, 2014

Daryn Lehoux, Queen’s University

Very Muddy Waters: Observation and Authority in Renaissance Debates on the Generation of Mice and Bugs

Johns Hopkins University, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology Colloquium

October 30, 2014

Sharrona Pearl, University of Pennsylvania

Diagnosis, Madness: The Photographic Physiognomy of Hugh Welch Diamond

Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science

October 31, 2014

Susan Hanket Brandt, Temple University and 2012-2013 MCEAS Consortium Fellow

Marketing Medicine:  Apothecary Elizabeth Weed’s Economic Independence during the American Revolution

MCEAS (McNeil Center for Early American Studies)

November 3, 2014

True Stories Well Told--About Science and Society

Drexel University, Center for Science, Technology, and Society

November 3, 2014

Bernard Lightman, York University

Global Spencerism

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

November 4, 2014

Daniel Liu, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Molecules in Biology before Molecular Biology: Imagining Molecules under Polarized Light, 1910–1939

Chemical Heritage Foundation, Brown Bag Lecture Series

November 4, 2014

Projit Mukharji, Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania

The Chemist as a Rasayanacharya: Chunilal Bose and the Chemicalization of the Bengali Everyday

Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Seminar

November 11, 2014

Timothy Johnson, University of Georgia

Population Boom: Warfare, Fertilizers, and the Chemicalization of American Agriculture

Chemical Heritage Foundation, Brown Bag Lecture Series

November 11, 2014

Monique Allewaert, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Insect Poetics: Grainger’s Cane, Personification, and Animacy; or, Why Eighteenth Century Animacies Matter to Twenty First Century Posthumanisms and Distributed Agencies

Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Seminar

November 12, 2014

Scott H. Podolsky, MD

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Philadelphia, and the Spirit of Skepticism

Samuel X Radbill Lecture, College of Physicians of Philadelphia

November 13, 2014

David Arnold, University of Warwick

Bish: The Social Life of Poisons in Nineteenth-Century India

Johns Hopkins University, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology Colloquium

November 17, 2014

Raul Rojas Gonzales, Center for Information Technology Policy

Konrad Zuse and the History of Computing in Germany

Princeton University, History of Science Colloquium

November 18, 2014

Michael Weisberg, Department of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

Without Water There is No Life: Learning from the San Francisco Bay Model

Drexel University, Center for Science, Technology, and Society

November 18, 2014

Tom Waidzunas, Department of Sociology, Temple University

Global Flows and Revisions of Science for State Policy: The Case of the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality

Drexel University, Center for Science, Technology, and Society

November 18, 2014

Eduardo Kohn, Department of Anthropology, McGill University

The Living Future (and the Imponderable Weight of the Dead)

Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Seminar

November 24, 2014

David Arnold, University of Warwick

India’s Toxic Transition: Poison, Pollution, and Public Health, 1870-1930

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

December 2, 2014

Andrew Cavin, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis Postdoctoral Fellow

Liminal Anxieties: Race, Culture and Nation in Imperial German Ethnology and Society

Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Seminar

December 4, 2014

Ann Fabian, Rutgers University

The Frog Book—A Life History in Herpetology

Princeton University, History of Science Colloquium

December 5, 2014

David Kaiser, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Coordinated Blasts: Migrating Skills in the Early Cold War from H-Bombs to the Cosmos

Princeton University, Davis Center

December 9, 2014

Ignacio Suay Matallana, Chemical Heritage Foundation

Chemicals Across Borders: Customs Laboratories, Law, and Fraud

Chemical Heritage Foundation, Brown Bag Lecture Series

December 11, 2014

Stephen Mihm, University of Georgia

Loose Screws and Standard Sizes: The Many Measures of Modernity

Hagley Museum Research Seminar

January 14, 2015

Chris Willoughby, Tulane University and PACHS Research Fellow

Pedagogies of the Black Body: Medical Student Theses in Charleston and Philadelphia, 1807-1861

History of Material Texts workshop, University of Pennsylvania

Smilodon floridanus (saber-tooth cat) type specimen, “Description of mammalian remains from a rock crevice in Florida” by Joseph Leidy. Transactions of the Wagner Free Institute of Science, Volume 2, 1890. Image courtesy of the WFI.

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Working Groups

October 29, 2014

Physical Sciences

(Note Special Day) Nasser Zakariya of CHF will introduce a draft book chapter, “Tales of Hawks and Hounds: Scientific Narratives of the SSC and NASA Origins”

November 4, 2014

History and Theory

The group will discuss pp. 135-271 of Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson.  Trans. Mitchell.  NY: Dover, 1998 (reprint of 1911 edition).

November 12, 2014

History and Philosophy of Science

The group will read Daston and Galison’s Objectivity.  Please obtain your own copy and read Chapter 2 for the 11/12 meeting.

November 13, 2014

Early Sciences

Bruce Moran of the University of Nevada, Reno will introduce his draft paper Preserving the Cutting Edge: Traveling Woodblocks, Material Networks, and Visualizing Plants in Early Modern Europe

November 14, 2014

Science Beyond the West

TBA

November 19, 2014

Human Sciences

Whitney Laemmli of UPenn will introduce a draft dissertation chapter “‘Dance as the Measure of Man’: Alan Lomax, Choreometrics, and the History of Humankind (1965-1985)”

January 13, 2015

Medicine and Health

TBA

January 20, 2015

Technology

TBA

February 5, 2015

Earth and Environmental Sciences

TBA