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 2014

September 15, 2014

James T. Downes, Associate Professor of History, Connecticut College 

"The Laboring Dead: Cholera and Smallpox among the Formerly Enslaved during the American Civil War"

(Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street,Fulton Room L215, tea will be served at 4:00 p.m.)

 

September 29, 2014

Harold Cook, Professor of History, Brown University 

"Truth or Proof? Antiquarianism, Science, and Money in the Republic of Letters"

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

 

 October 13, 2014

Joanne Rappaport, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Georgetown University 

"Orlando Fals Borda, La Rosca, and Participatory Research in Colombia" 

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

 

November 3, 2014

Graham Mooney, Assistant Professor, Institute of the History of Medicine, The John Hopkins University 

"All Aboard the Baltimore Poo-Poo Choo-Choo: Human Waste, Public Health, and Environmental Justice in Post-war America"

 (Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street,Fulton Room L215, tea will be served at 4:00 p.m.)

 

November 17, 2014

David Arnold, Professor, University of Warwick 

"Poisoned Evidence: Toxicology and Testimony in Nineteenth-Century India"

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

 

 December 1, 2014

Hanna Rose Shell, Leo Marx Career Development Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

"Salvage Technology and the Materiality Reuse"

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

 

                                       SPRING TERM 2015

February 2, 2015 - Holmes Lecture 

Mary Fissell, Professor, Institute for the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

"The Lobster and the Mother-in-Law: Making Knowledge in the Streets of 17th Century London"

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

 

February 9, 2015

Paul Edwards, Professor of History, University of Michigan 

"Climate Data Detectives: On the History and Politics of Knowledge about Global Climate Change."

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

 

 February 23, 2015 - McGovern Lecture 

Susan Reverby, Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas; Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Wellesley College 

"Escaping Melodrama: An Historian and the Studies in Tuskegee and Guatemala"

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

 

March 23, 2015

John Tresch, Associate Professor, Graduate Chair, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania 

"How to do Things with Worlds: Cosmograms in Action"

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

 

April 6, 2015

Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Associate Professor, Department of History, U.C. Santa Barbara

"Medicine, Striking Doctors, and Guerillas: The State and Healthcare Providers in 1960s Mexico"

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

 

April 20, 2015

Lynn Nyhart, Vilas-Bablitch-Kelch Distinguished Achievement Professor, History of Science, University of Wisconsin 

"Beyond Compare? Individuals, Societies, and the Analogical Method in Nineteenth-Century European Biology"

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