The Consortium invites area scholars to join several topical working groups for challenging and collegial discussion of interesting publications in their fields and of each others’ works-in-progress. Please contact the conveners if you would like to participate in one or more of the groups.
Each of the groups meets one evening or afternoon each month at the Consortium offices in Philadelphia. Scholars located anywhere can also participate online. The regular meeting days are as follows, but be sure to check each group's individual schedule for changes.
|1st||History & Theory||Earth & Environmental Sciences||Biological Sciences||Early Modern Science|
|2nd||History & Philosophy of Science||Ancient and Medieval Sciences||Science Beyond the West|
|Human Sciences||Medicine and Health|
Deborah Coen, Barnard/Columbia: "Climate and the Power of Difference in Austria-Hungary"
*Note Special Date*
Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, will be presenting a paper on cancer and aging in India and South Africa.
Sigrid Schmalzer of University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will discuss sections of her book, Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2016).
Reading: Creating Consilience, chs. 5 and 7 (for and against methodological unity between humanistic and natural scientific approaches in cultural anthropology).