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History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Spring Colloquium 2016

Lectures are held on Fridays at 3:35 p.m. in 275 Nicholson Hall on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota (refreshments served at 3:15 pm).

January 22
Susan Wolf*
School of Law
University of Minnesota
"Precision Medicine & the Challenge of Sharing Genomic Results"
(abstract)

January 29
Margaret Carlyle
Department of History
U
niversity of Minnesota
"From Paris to St. Petersburg: Portable Anatomies in Enlightenment Europe"
(abstract)

February 5
Larry Stewart
Department of History
Un
iversity of Saskatchewan
"Reviving Thomas Beddoes: The Chemical and Medical Alternatives of the Late Enlightenment"
(abstract)

February 12
Otávio Bueno*
Department of Philosophy
University of Miami
"Visual Evidence and Styles of Scientific Reasoning"
(abstract)

February 19
Richard Hirsh
Department of History
Virginia Tech
“Shedding New Light on Rural Electrification: The Neglected Story of Successful Efforts to Energize Farms in the 1920s and Early 1930s”
Co-sponsored with the Institute for Advanced Study

(abstract)

February 26
Marc Ereshefsky*
Department of Philosophy
University of Calgary
"Science and Metaphysics: Lessons from Microbiology"
(abstract)

March 4
Mara Mills*
Department of Media, Culture, and Communications
New York University
“Speed Listening by Blind Readers and the History of Audio Time Compression”
(abstract)

March 11
No Colloquium: Spring Break

March 18
No Colloquium: Spring Break

March 25
Bruce Glymour *
Department of Philosophy
Kansas State University
"Evolutionary Biology and Inertia in Theory Change: A Preliminary Indictment of Explanatory Commitments"
(abstract)

April 1
Jan Golinski
Department of History
University of New Hampshire
“The Experimental Self: Humphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Science”
(abstract)


April 8
Deborah Mayo*
Department of Philosophy
Virginia Tech
“How to Stop Refighting the Statistics Wars”
(abstract)


April 15
Oren Harman
Science, Technology and Society
Bar-Ilan University
"The Price of Altruism"
(abstract)

April 22
Erik Conway
Jet Propulsion Lab
NASA
“Dreaming of Mars Sample Return: How scientific desires have shaped NASA’s Mars program”
Co-sponsored with the Institute for Advanced Study
(abstract)

April 29
Philip Kitcher*
Department of Philosophy
Columbia University
"Progress in the Sciences -- and also in the Arts"
(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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