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History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Spring 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).

January 24
275 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Annual Science Studies Symposium
Jan Estep *
Department of Art
University of Minnesota
"Art, Emotion, Mind:
What can brain scans tell us about being human?"
(abstract)

January 31
Hannah Landecker
Institute for Society and Genetics
University of California, Los Angeles
"The Metabolism of History:
Combustion, Homeostasis, Epigenesis"
(abstract)

February 7
Robert Spekkens *
275 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Waterloo
"On Causal Explanations of Quantum Correlations"
(abstract)

February 14
Martin Summers
Department of History
Boston College
CANCELLED

February 21
Eric Otremba
Department of History
Macalester College
"Experimental Empire:
Science, Sugar, and Plantation Slavery in the
English Atlantic, 1626-1688"
(abstract)

February 28
275 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Susan Craddock *
Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
University of Minnesota
"Science, Patents, and Global Health:
Contradictions of Tuberculosis Vaccine and
Drug Development"
(abstract)

March 7
E. Haven Hawley
Program in History of Science and Technology
University of Minnesota
"Mimeography:
Constructing Culture through Reproduction"
(abstract)

March 14
No Colloquium: Spring Break

March 21
No Colloquium: Spring Break

March 28
Gregg Mitman **
Department of Medical History and Bioethics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"A Film Never Made:
History, Science, and Memory in Liberia"
(abstract)

April 4
275 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Karla Fehr *
Department of Philosophy
University of Waterloo
"Ignorance, Excellence, and Diversity:
Improving the Representation of Women and Minorities in
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics"
(abstract)

April 11
Elaine Leong
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
"'Tried and Tested':
Creating a Treasury for Health in
Early Modern England"
(abstract)

April 18
Suzanne Moon **
Department of the History of Science
University of Oklahoma
"Thinking through Technology and Religion:
Industrialization and Islam in
New Order Indonesia"
(abstract)

April 25
275 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Richard Zach *
Department of Philosophy
University of Calgary
"Carnap and Logic in the 1920s and 1930s"
(abstract)

May 2
Catherine Jackson
John J. Reilly Center
University of Notre Dame
"Chemists' Labour's Lost:
A History of Organic Chemistry in Four Acts"
(abstract)

* Cosponsored by Studies of Science and Technology and the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.
** Cosponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study and Religious Studies.

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