Colloquia

The Program sponsors a regular biweekly Colloquium during the fall and spring terms. Its aim is to enlarge the engagement of faculty and, expecially, students with the diverse approaches and cutting-edge work of both junior and senior scholars from the United States and abroad in the history of science and medicine. The colloquia are well attended and are the site of vigorous discussion following the talks.

All colloquia, workshops, and lectures are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. When they are held in the Fulton Room in Sterling Hall of Medicine, there will be tea at 4:00.

                                    FALL TERM 2013

September 16, 2013

David Rosner, Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor of Sociomedical Services, Professor of History, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University

"From the East Unto the West: New Struggles and Old Battles in the Lead Wars"

(Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Historical Library, tea will be served at 4:00 p.m.)

 

September 30, 2013

Pamela Long, Independent historian of late medieval and Renaissance history and the history of science and technology.

"Engineering, Topography and Archaeology in Sixteenth-Century Rome"

(Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, room 211)

 

 October 14, 2013

Projit Mukharji, Martin Meyerson Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Pennsylvania

"Transcending Measurability: Watches, Thermometers and the Changing Body-Imaginary in Ayurvedic Medicine, c. 1870-1930"

(Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Fulton Room, L-215, tea will be served at 4:00 p.m.)

 

November 4, 2013

Robert Fox, Emeritus Professor of the History of Science, Cambridge University

"Mapping the Universe of Knowledge: Universalism and National Interests in Modern Science"

(Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, room 211)

 

 

November 18, 2013

Graeme Gooday, Professor of the History of Science and Technology, Acting Head of School (School of Philosophy), University of Leeds

"'Hard of Hearing'? Diverse Anglo-American Experiences at the Aural Intersection of Conversation, Assistive Technologies and Clinical Intervention"

(Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Fulton Room, L-215, tea will be served at 4:00 p.m.)

 

 

December 2, 2013

Andrew Curran, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Wesleyan University

"Anthropology, Anatomy, and the Birth of Race, c. 1770"

(Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, room 211)

 

                                       SPRING TERM 2013

January 27, 2014

Laurence Monnais, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Université de Montréal

"Colonial Medicines: An Alternative History of Medicine and Health (in Vietnam)"

(Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Fulton Room, L-215, tea will be served at 4:00 p.m.)

 

February 10, 2014

Lukas Rieppel, Ph.D., Brown University

"Accounting for Dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History"

(Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room HGS 211)

 

 February 24, 2014

David Jones, M.D., Ph.D. A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University

"Dr. White Goes to Delhi: Race, Nationalism, and Heart Disease in India, 1947-1966"

(Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Historical Library, tea will be served at 4:00 p.m.)

 

March 24, 2014

Suzanne Moon, Associate Professor, Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma

"Thinking through Technology and Religion: Islam and Industrialization in Postcolonial Indonesia"

(Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, room 211)

 

April 7, 2014

Carin Berkowitz, Associate Director, Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry, Chemical Heritage Foundation

"The Surgeon's Seeing Hand: Teaching Anatomy to the Senses in Britain, 1750-1830"

( Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Fulton Room, L-215, tea will be served at 4:00 p.m.)

 

April 21, 2014

Bridget Gurtler, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Health & Wellbeing, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University

"Rehabilitating Veterans, Formulating Fatherhood: Disability and the Gendered Politics of Assisted Reproduction in Cold War America."

(Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room HGS 211