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History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Fall Colloquium 2014

Previous Colloquia

Unless otherwise indicated, the lectures are held on Fridays at 3:35 p.m. in room 131 of the Tate Laboratory of Physics on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota (refreshments at 3:15 p.m. in Room 216).

September 12
Martin Summers
Department of History, African
and African Diaspora Studies Program
Boston College
"'A Maze of Unintelligibility':
Psychotherapy and African American Patients at
Saint Elizabeths Hospital, 1900-1940"
(abstract)

September 19
275 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Karen Detlefsen *
Department of Philosophy
University of Pennsylvania
"Generation, Individuation, and Teleology:
Malebranche's and Leibniz's
Divergent Theories of Pre-formation"
(abstract)

September 26
Alistair Sponsel
Department of History
Vanderbilt University
"Writing the Origin with Burned Fingers:
Darwin's Penance for the 'Sin of Speculation'"
(abstract)

October 3
275 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Author Meets Readers *
"The Yablo Paradox:
An Essay on Circularity"

Author: Roy Cook
Department of Philosophy
University of Minnesota
Readers:
Stephen Donaho
Department of Philosophy
Normandale Community College
Roy Sorensen
Department of Philosophy
Washington University in St. Louis
(abstract)

October 10
Karen Rader
Department of History
Virginia Commonwealth University
"Life on Display:
The Exhibits Revolution in U.S. Science and
Natural History Museums"
(abstract)

October 17
275 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Marcus Feldman *
Department of Biological Sciences
Stanford University
"Next Generation
Theory of Cultural Evolution"
(abstract)

October 24
555 Diehl Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Part of a mini-symposium on Vesalius
Visualizing the Body:
The Convergence of Art, Cadaver, and Medical Knowledge

Susan Lawrence
Department of History
The Ohio State University
"Working Words:
Dissection, Surgery and Clinical Medicine in
Eighteenth-Century London"
Myriam Nafte
Department of Anrthopology
McMaster University
"Institutional Bodies:
Identity, Narrative and the Undisposed Dead"

October 31
Special colloquium in honor of the
80th birthday of Roger Stuewer,
founder and former director of the
Program in History of Science and Technology

Jeroen van Dongen **
History of Science
University of Amsterdam/Utrecht University
"A Virtuous Theorist's Theoretical Virtues:
Einstein on Physics versus
Mathematics and Experience versus
Unification"
(abstract)

November 7
No Colloquium

November 14
211 Andersen Library, West Bank Campus
Charles Babbage Institute

NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Open House to celebrate publication of two books:
Digital State:
The Story of Minnesota’s Computing Industry

Thomas Misa
Computer: A History of the
Information Machine
, 3rd ed
Jeffrey Yost
Charles Babbage Institute
University of Minnesota

November 21
275 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Tarja Knuuttila *
Department of Philosophy
University of South Carolina
"Modeling, Representing and Experimenting in the
Study of Genetic Circuits"
(abstract)

November 29
No Colloquium: Thanksgiving

December 5
Arthur Daemmrich
University of Kansas
School of Medicine
History and Philosophy of Medicine
"Vulnerable Subjects, Vulnerable Knowledge:
Children's Chemical Testing Programs in the United States and
European Union"
(abstract)

* Cosponsored by Studies of Science and Technology and the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.
** Cosponsored by the Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine and the School of Physics and Astronomy.

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Spring Colloquium 2015

Previous Colloquia

Unless otherwise indicated, the lectures are held on Fridays at 3:35 p.m. in room 131 of the Tate Laboratory of Physics on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota (refreshments at 3:15 p.m. in Room 216).

January 23
275 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Annual Science Studies Symposium
Craig Hassel *
Food, Science and Nutrition
University of Minnesota

January 30
Andrew Odlyzko
School of Mathematics
University of Minnesota
"Gravity Models, Information Flows, and Inefficiency of
Early Railroad Networks"

February 6
Ann Johnson
Department of History
University of South Carolina

February 13
275 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Christian Wüthrich *
Department of Philosophy
University of California, San Diego

February 20
Amy Fisher
Science, Technology & Society
University of Puget Sound
"Hare's Calorimotor:
Rethinking Thermodynamics in
Early 19th-Century America"

February 27
Abena Dove Osseo-Asare
Department of History
University of Texas at Austin
"From Plants to Pills:
Take Bitter Roots for Malaria"

March 6
275 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Andrea Woody
Department of Philosophy
University of Washington

March 13
No Colloquium: Spring Break

March 20
No Colloquium: Spring Break

March 27
Kristin Peterson
Department of Anthropology
University of California, Irvine

April 3
Gabriela Soto Laveaga
Department of History
University of California, Santa Barbara
"Rural Health and Striking Urban Doctors:
The Aftermath of Mexico's Attempt to
Provide Healthcare for All"

April 10
275 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Mazviita Chirimuuta *
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
University of Pittsburgh

April 17
Francesca Bray **
Social Anthropology
University of Edinburgh
"Happy Endings:
Narratives of Reproduction in
Late Imperial China"

April 24
Leslie Tomory
Department of History and Classical Studies
McGill University
"London's Water Supply before 1800 and the
Origins of Network Modernity"

May 1
275 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Erik Angner *

May 8
Michael Worboys
Life Sciences
The University of Manchester
"The Making of the Modern Dog:
Breed, Blood and Britishness"

* Cosponsored by Studies of Science and Technology and the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.
** Cosponsored by the Center for Early Modern History.

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