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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

January 30
Andrew Odlyzko
School of Mathematics
University of Minnesota

February 6

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

February 27

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

April 3

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 **
Department of Anthropology
University of California, Santa Barbara

April 24
Lesley Tomory
Department of History and Classical Studies
McGill University

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

* 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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