Colloquia

The Program sponsors a regular biweekly Colloquium during the fall and spring terms. Its aim is to enlarge the engagement of faculty and, especially, 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 2015

September 21, 2015 - Holmes Lecture
Beth Linker, Associate Professor, Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania
“Making the Cut: A Case of Surgical Enthusiasm in America”

Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Medical Historical Library, YML 114

October 5, 2015
Michael Gordin
, Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Princeton University 
“Einstein on the Coast of Bohemia”

Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 211

October 19, 2015
Susan Mattern, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of History, University of Georgia
“Panic and Culture: Hysterical Suffocation in the Ancient Greek World”

Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Fulton Room L215

November 2, 2015
Benjamin Breen, Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Columbia University
“‘Choose the Corpse of a Red-Haired Man’: Medicinal Cannibalism in the Atlantic World”

Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 211

November 16, 2015
Michael Rossi
, Assistant Professor of the History of Medicine, University of Chicago
“Light and Life: Phenerochemistry and the Pragmatic Physiology of Vision”

Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Fulton Room, L-215

December 7, 2015
Sadiah Qureshi
, Senior Lecturer in Modern History, University of Birmingham
“Doomed to Die? Endangered Races, Science and Modern Settler Colonialism”

Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 211

Spring 2016

February 1, 2016 - McGovern Lecture
Julie Livingston, Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University 
“Co-Infection and Co-Morbidity on an Epidemic Scale: Thinking with HIV, TB, and Cancer in Botswana”

Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Medical Historical Library, YML 114

February 15, 2016
David Herzberg
, Associate Professor, Department of History, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
“Engendering Addiction: Women, Pharmaceuticals, and the End of America’s First Drug War”

Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Fulton Room, L-215

February 29, 2016
Laura Stark, Assistant Professor, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University
“What Are “Total Institutions”? Creating a Global Market for Human Subjects in the Age of Henry K. Beecher”

Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Fulton Room, L-215

March 28, 2016
Nathan Ensmenger, Associate Professor, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
“Dirty Bits: An Environmental History of Computing”

Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 211

April 4, 2016
Elly Truitt, Associate Professor, Department of History, Bryn Mawr College
“Title TBA”

Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 211

April 25, 2016
Abena Osseo-Asare, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin
“Title TBA”

Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 211