Spring 2021 Colloquium

Spring 2021 Lecture Series

The Program in History of Science, Technology and Medicine and the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science will host a joint lecture series in Spring 2021. At this time, all events will be virtual via Zoom webinar. Lectures are not recorded unless otherwise stated. Please contact hstm@umn.edu for more information. 

AAHM Panels, January 22, 2021

The Program in History of Medicine will host two panels for the American Association of the History of Medicine 2.0. See below to register.

AAHM 2.0 Webinar Panels, Friday, January 22

AAHM Panel 12 Cultured Knowledge: Biohistorical Approaches to Microbial Culture Collections
University of Minnesota, Friday, January 22, 2021; 1:30-3:00 pm CST
Hosts: Dominique Tobbell and Jennifer Gunn
Zoom webinar registration link: Session I Registration link: https://z.umn.edu/aahmpanel12  
Jacalyn Duffin, Queen’s University
Culture Collections: The First International Conference
Frédéric Vagneron, University of Strasbourg
The Lost World of Paul Hauduroy: Fortune and misfortunes of the Lausanne collection of microbial types (1944-1970)
Charles Kollmer, California Institute of Technology
Living Reagents: Culture Collections, Microbial Taxonomy, and Parasite Bioassays
Discussant: Claas Kirchhelle, University College Dublin
**Owing to this panel having a discussant, each presenter and the discussant will have 15 minutes, rather than 20 minutes.
AAHM Panel 13 The Medical Management of Bodies: Intersex, Inmates, and Aids to Hearing
University of Minnesota, Friday, January 22, 2021; 3:30-5:00 CST
Hosts: Dominique Tobbell and Jennifer Gunn
Zoom webinar registration link:  Session II Registration link: https://z.umn.edu/aahmpanel13  
Mirjam Janett, University Zurich
Children, their families and the management of “Intersex” Bodies in Swiss pediatric medicine (1945-1970)
Jessica Adler, Florida International University
Diagnosing and Discrediting Inmates: Power and Resistance at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in the 1940s
Sarah Rose, University of Texas at Arlington
“A shattering impact”: Hearing Aids, Insurance, and the Public Health Crisis That Wasn’t, 1962-2017

Ashanti Shih, February 19, 2021, 3:35PM CST

Ashanti Shih, Post-doctoral Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, University of Southern California

Title: "Plucking Flowers, Despoiling Islands: Settler Colonial Botany in Interwar Hawai‘i"

Abstract: This talk explores the relationship between the natural sciences and settler colonialism, using the case of American botany in the Territory of Hawai‘i from the 1920s to the 1940s. In particular, I focus on a white American botanist and his Asian and Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) collecting partners, who worked and lived in intimate arrangements to turn Hawaiian plants into scientific commodities. By centering their complicated relationships with each other and with Indigenous land, I propose a different way of reading encounters between Native peoples and western science: through the lenses of territory, erasure, and refusal.

Webinar Link: https://umn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1j-udZOvTKCWSMabIHVGtA

dried plant prepared for botanical collection

Sigrid Schmalzer, April 16, 2021, 3:35PM CST


Sigrid Schmalzer, Department of History, University of Massachussetts-Amherst

Title: "Connecting the Dots: A History of Systems Thinking in Chinese Agricultural Science and Politics"

Abstract: forthcoming