Events

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

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February 1, 2015

John Efron, University of California, Berkeley

The Jewish Doctor: A Brief History

Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, UPenn

February 2, 2015

Gwen Ottinger, Drexel University

Accidental Regulation?: The Role of Technological Development in Shaping Regulatory Response to Refinery Disasters

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

February 3, 2015

Deanna Day, Chemical Heritage Foundation

Bringing Science Down to the Level of Boys: Chemistry Sets, the American Future, and Making Meaning out of Science Using the Technological Systems of Toys

Chemical Heritage Foundation, Brown Bag Lecture Series

February 6, 2015 - February 7, 2015

Histories of the Future

Princeton University

February 9, 2015

Randall Packard, Johns Hopkins University

The Eradication Era: A Tale of Two Campaigns

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

February 10, 2015

Joel Klein, Columbia University

What Are the Historians Doing in the Laboratory?!  The Methods and Methodology of Reconstructing BNF MS. FR. 640

Chemical Heritage Foundation, Brown Bag Lecture Series

February 11, 2015

Nima Bassiri, University of Chicago, and Andrew J. Gerber, Columbia University

Neuroscience & History: Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience: Can a Critical History Have a Scientific Future?

Columbia University

February 13, 2015

David Barnes, UPenn / Davis Center Fellow

Lazaretto Ghosts: Remembered Trauma and the Meaning of Quarantine in the 19th-Century City

Davis Center Seminar, Princeton University

February 16, 2015

Marge Bruchac, University of Pennsylvania

Indigenous Anthropologists: Restoring the Histories of Frank Speck’s Native American Collaborators

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

February 19, 2015

Larry Principe, Johns Hopkins University

Secret Materials and Chymical Exotica, or, How to Make the Luminescent Bologna Stone

Columbia University and the Chemical Heritage Foundation

February 23, 2015

Brittany Shields, University of Pennsylvania

“How Scientific Contacts Can Contribute to Peaceful International Relations”: Cold War Mathematicians as Ambassadors in the US-Soviet Inter-Academy Exchange Program

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

February 23, 2015

Lissa Roberts, University of Twente

The History of Productivity in Eurasia: A Non-Economic Manifesto

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

February 25, 2015

William Deringer, Columbia Society of Fellows

Fact and Figures: The Birth of Numerical Objectivity

Columbia University Seminar (History and Philosophy of Science)

March 4, 2015

Elizabeth Siegel Watkins, University of California, San Francisco

Stress and the American Vernacular: Popular Perceptions of Disease Causality

History of Science Colloquium, Princeton University

March 6, 2015

Michael Gordin, Princeton University

Lysenko Unemployed: Soviet Genetics after the Aftermath

Davis Center Seminar, Princeton University

March 25, 2015

Rachel Rothschild, Yale University

Across Disciplines and Borders: The Big Science of Acid Rain and Environmental Diplomacy

Columbia University Seminar (History and Philosophy of Science)

March 30, 2015

Asif Siddiqi, Fordham University

Expertise and Terror in the Stalinist Gulag

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

April 2, 2015

Revier Netz, Stanford University

The Aesthetics of Mathematics

History of Science and Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities, Princeton University

April 8, 2015

Jonathan Metzl, Vanderbilt University

Mental Illness, Civil Rights, and the Politics of American Firearms

History of Science Colloquium, Princeton University

April 13, 2015

William Newman, Indiana University

Liberating the Green Lion: Unsolved Mysteries of Isaac Newton’s Alchemical Practice

Columbia University

April 13, 2015

Matthew Wisnioski, Virgina Tech

What Makes Innovators?: ‘Innovation Expertise’ and the Technoscientific Self

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

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 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 26, 2015

Lights, Camera, Wagner!

Philadelphia Science Festival / Wagner Free Institute of Science

April 29, 2015

Asaf Goldschmidt, Tel Aviv University

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

Columbia University Seminar (History and Philosophy of Science)

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)

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

February 3, 2015

History and Theory

The group will discuss pp 1-60 of You Must Change Your Life by Peter Sloterdijk along with his “Spheres Theory, Talking to Myself About the Poetics of Space” and Marie-Eve Morin’s “Cohabitating in the globalised world: Peter Sloterdijk’s global foams and Bruno Latour’s cosmopolitics”

February 4, 2015

Physical Sciences

Cameron Lazaroff-Puck, University of Minnesota with introduce his paper “Gearing up for Lagrangian Dynamics: The Flywheel Analogy in Maxwell’s 1865 Paper on Electrodynamics”.

February 6, 2015

Earth and Environmental Sciences

TBA

February 10, 2015

Life Sciences and Natural History

Nicole Nelson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will introduce selections from Nicholas Rasmussen’s Gene Jockeys, Life Science and the Rise of Biotech Enterprise, JHU Press, 2014.

February 12, 2015

Early Sciences

Nahyan Fancy of Depauw University will introduce his paper, “Avicenna, Ibn al-Nafis, and New Developments in Physiology in Western Eurasia, 1200-1560”

February 13, 2015

Science Beyond the West

TBA

February 17, 2015

Technology

TBA

February 18, 2015

Human Sciences

Nadia Berenstein of the University of Pennsylvania will introduce her paper, “Defining Flavor: Taste Panels and Sensory Research, 1930-1950”

February 20, 2015

Medicine and Health

TBA

February 25, 2015

History and Philosophy of Science

Louise Daoust of UPenn will introduce Chapter 5 of Daston and Galison's Objectivity.
***Note special meeting time -- fourth Wednesday rather than usual 2nd Wednesday -- and no meeting in March***