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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
Christian WŁthrich *
Department of Philosophy
University of California, San Diego
"Space and Time from Causality"
(abstract)

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

February 6
Ann Johnson
Department of History
University of South Carolina
"Engineers in the Early American Republic:
Where the Political Meets the Mathematical"
(abstract)

February 13
275 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
b>Annual Science Studies Symposium
Craig Hassel *
Food, Science and Nutrition
University of Minnesota
"Spanning Cultural Difference in Food and Health"
(abstract)

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

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

March 6
275 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Andrea Woody
Department of Philosophy
University of Washington
"A Methodological Role for Explanation in Science:
Mechanistic Explanation and the Functional Perspective"
(abstract)

March 13
No Colloquium: Spring Break

March 20
No Colloquium: Spring Break

March 27
Kristin Peterson
Department of Anthropology
University of California, Irvine
"Transcontinental Drug Traffic:
Chemical Arbitrage, Speculative Capital, and
Pharmaceutical Markets in Nigeria"
(abstract)

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"
(abstract)

April 10
275 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Mazviita Chirimuuta *
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
University of Pittsburgh
"Ontology of Colour, Naturalized"
abstract)

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

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

May 1
275 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Erik Angner *
Department of Philosophy
George Mason University
"There Is No Problem of Interpersonal Comparisons"
(abstract)

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

* 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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