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Colloquium Series, Fall 2020

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 Colloquium Series, Fall 2019

Date Speaker Title
Sept. 6, 2019 Eric Carter The Health of the People: A New History of Latin American Social Medicine
Sept. 20, 2019 Deborah Coen Reimagining the History of Climate Science
Sept. 27, 2019 Esyllt Jones

New Deal Medicine & the Birth of Socialized Health Care in Canada: Fred Mott in Saskatchewan, 1946-1951

Oct. 11, 2019 Anna Graber

Underground Evangelizing: Theodicy and Orthodoxy in Lomonosov's Theory of Earth

Oct. 25, 2019 Mary Terrall

Indigo Trials and Tribulations: Michel Adanson's African Laboratory

Nov. 8, 2019 Amit Hagar

How to Train a Mouse: Methodological Challenges to Pre-Clinical Exercise Ontology

Nov. 15, 2019 Nicole Nelson

The Methodologists - Following the Scientists who make Tools, not Facts

Nov. 22, 2019 Brandy Shillace

A new way of seeing: Medical Humanities and the moral imperative of social justice


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Colloquium Series, 2018-2019

Date Speaker Title
Sept. 7, 2018 Andrew Zangwill Four Facts Everyone Ought to Know about Science
Sept. 14, 2018 Evan Ragland The Medical Origins of Experimental Science? Professors, Students, and the Cultivation of Experiment at Universities in Padua and Leiden
Sept. 21, 2018 Sarah Robins The Neurophilosophy of Memory: Reconciling Stable Engrams and Neural Dynamics
Sept. 28, 2019 Deirdre Cooper Owens Exploring Hapticity, Slavery, and the Emergence of American Gynecology
Oct. 5, 2018 Erik Peterson Epigenetics is 76 years old, so why are we just now hearing about it?
Oct. 12, 2018 Susan Jones The Homelands of the Plague: Soviet Disease Ecology in Central Asia, 1920s-1950s
Oct. 19, 2018 Jaipreet Virdi Mechanical Quackery: Electrical Cures for Deafness in the United States, 1880-1930
Oct. 26, 2018 Benjamin Goldberg Margaret Cavendish's Medical Recipes: Medicine, Experience, and Natural Philosophy in Early Modern England
Nov. 9, 2018 Andrew Hogan Reform or Exclude? Debating Medicine's Role in Disability and Mental Health
Nov. 16, 2018 Daniel Rood El Principio Sacarino: Organic Chemistry Meets Racial Capitalism in the Cuban Sugar-Mill
Nov. 30, 2018 Elisabeth Lloyd The Intersection of Social Values and Methods in Attributing Climate Change to Extreme Events: A Controversy
Dec. 7, 2018 Roger Stuewer From the Old to the New World of Nuclear Physics, 1919-1939
Jan. 25, 2019 Lucy Fortson Optimizing the Human-Machine Partnership with Zooniverse
Feb. 8, 2019 Miriam Gross Re-Evaluating SARS: Health Campaigns as a lens into Chinese Science, Administration and State Control
Feb. 15, 2019 Gualtiero Piccinini Mechanisms, Multiple Realizability and Medium Independence
Feb. 22, 2019 Michael Gordin Einstein in Bohemia: Science and Prague before and after the Habsburgs
Mar. 1, 2019 Nukhet Varlik Five-Hundred Years of Plague in Ottomany History: Rethinking the Second Pandemic
Mar. 8, 2019 Edward Jones-Imhotep Theaters of Machines: Breakage, Social Order, and the Lost Histories of the Technological Self
Mar. 29, 2019 Lynn Nyhart The Politics of Popular Physiology in Germany in the 1840s and 50s
Apr. 5, 2019 Oystein Linnebo and Gabriel Uzquiano Author Meets Reader: Varieties of Continua
Apr. 12, 2019 Jenna Tonn Being "One of the Boys:" Manliness and Experimental Zoology in Boston
Apr. 19, 2019 Olivia Weisser Republic of Venus: Shopping for Veneral Cures in Early Modern London
Apr. 26, 2019 Angela Potochnik Idealization and Many Aims
May 3, 2019 Rachel Mason Dentinger Pests, Parasites, Partners & Poisons: The Metaphors and Molecules that Frame Interspecies Interactions


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Colloquium Series, 2017-2018

Date Speaker Title
Sept. 8, 2017 Jennifer Alexander Technology, Religion and Postwar Debates about the Order of Creation: How the History of Science and Religion Led to Error in Analyzing Technology and Religion
Sept. 14, 2017 David Herzberg He will be a Better Citizen as a Legitimate Addict: The Forgotten History of Harm Reduction in America's First Opioid Epidemic
Sept. 22, 2017 Alison Gopnik When Children are Better Learners than Adults: Theory Formation, Causal Models, and the Evolution of Learning
Sept. 29, 2017 Amy Bix Inviting Girls into the Lab: The Rise of Diversity Advocacy in STEM, 1950-Present
Oct. 6, 2017 David Kaiser Cold War Curvature: Measuring and Modeling Gravity in Postwar American Physics
Oct. 13, 2017 Rebecca Kukla Structural Bias and the Commercialization of Medicine
Oct. 20, 2017 Victor Boantza Fluidity, Elasticity and Activity: Conceptualizing Air from Boyle to the Early Newtonians
Oct. 27, 2017 C. Kenneth Waters An Epistemology of Scientific Investigation
Nov. 3, 2017 Darin Hayton Astrology from University Lecture to Print Culture
Nov. 10, 2017 Rob DiSalle Absolute Space, Relation Motion and the Method of Newtonian Physics
Nov. 17, 2017 Molly Kao Unification and Heuristic Strategies in the Development of Quantum Theory
Dec. 1, 2017 Nora Berenstain Active Ignorance and the Rhetoric of Biological Race Realism
Dec. 8, 2017 Andy Bruno Eurasianism in Soviet Science: The Environmental Views of Aleksandr Fersman
Jan. 19, 2018 Harvey Brown How Einstein Came to Use the Action-Reaction Principle in Promoting his Theory of Gravity
Jan. 26, 2018 Nancy Tomes Recovery as Concept, Model and Movement in the Mental Health Field: The Challenge of Writing a 'History of the Present'
Feb. 2, 2018 Marc Swackhamer Hypernatural: Architecture's New Relationship with Nature
Feb. 9, 2018 Jacqueline Feke

Ptolemy's Ethics

Feb. 16, 2018  Cynthia Connolly A Big Business Built for Little Customers: Children and the Flavored Aspirin Market in the United States, 1948-1973
Feb. 23, 2018 Nahyan Fancy Did Humoral Theory Undergo any Changes in Post-Avicennan Medicine? Examples from the Commentaries of Ibn al-Nafis (1288) and his Successors in Western Eurasia
Mar. 2, 2018 Alisa Bokulich Using Models to Correct Data: Paleodiversity and the Fossil Record
Mar. 23, 2018 Rebecca Kluchin Court-Ordered Caesarean Sections in 1980s America
Mar. 30, 2018 Susan Rensing A Coldly Scientific Venture: Unwed Mothers and the Eugenic Baby Panic
Apr. 6, 2018 Suart Glennan Compositional Minimalism
Apr. 13, 2018 Lawrence Principe Wilhelm Holmberg's Laboratories and Instruments: Doing Chymistry in Early Modern France
Apr. 20, 2018 Robert Humphreys Margaret Burbidge, and the Annie Jump Cannon Award or How I Met Vera Rubin - a Personal and Scientific Recollection
Apr. 27, 2018 Richard Samuels How to Acquire Number Concepts: A New Puzzle (With Stewart Shapiro and Eric Snyder)


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