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 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

4 p.m. Exhibit opening and “Meet the Artist” Cushing Rotunda

“The AIDS Suite,” HIV Positive Women in Prison and Other Works by artist/activist Sue Coe

5 p.m. A Conversation with Sue Coe and colleague Eric Avery, M.D., Historical Library

The Barwick Lecture, Program for the Humanities in Medicine, co-sponsored by the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

September 19, 2016

Rebecca Kluchin, California State University, Sacramento

“Pregnancy and Reproductive Rights: Women, Medicine, and Maternal-Fetal Conflict in Post-Roe America”

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

October 3, 2016

Keith Wailoo, Princeton University (Manuelidis Lecture)

“The Politics of Pain: Medicine, Social Difference, and the Gatekeepers of Relief in America”

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

October 10, 2016

Nadav Davidovitch, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

“The Shadow of the Holocaust on Bioethics: A Comparative Study of Israel and Germany”

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

October 17, 2016

Stephanie Dick, Harvard University/Penn

“After Math: Reasoning, Computing, and Proving in the Postwar United States”

Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 211

 

October 24, 2016

Helena Hansen, NYU (Race, Science, & Social Justice; A History of Science and Medicine (HSHM) Lecture Series Sponsored by the Office of the Provost of Yale University

“White Opioids: Race in the War on Drugs that Wasn’t”

Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, History Library

November 7, 2016

Alex Csiszar, Harvard University

“Scientific Journalism and the Politics of Representation in Early Nineteenth-Century Paris”

Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 211

November 14, 2016

Paula Findlen, Stanford University (Frederic Holmes Lecture)

“Mondino’s Assistant: Imagining the Female Anatomist in Medieval Italy (and Beyond)”

Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Historical Library

December 5, 2016

Elly Truitt, Bryn Mawr

“Thinking with Machines in the Middle Ages”

Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 211

Spring 2017

January 30, 2016

Federico Marcon, Princeton University

“Without Nature: Thinking about the Environment in Early Modern Japan”

Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 211

February 6, 2017

Carolyn Roberts, Harvard University (Race, Science, & Social Justice; A History of Science & Medicine (HSHM) Lecture Series Sponsored by the Office of the Provost of Yale University

Title of Talk - TBA

Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Historical Library

February 13, 2017

Steven Palmer, University of Windsor

Title of Talk - TBA

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

February 20, 2017

Laura Briggs, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Title of Talk - TBA

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

March 6, 2017

Alexandra Minna Stern, University of Michigan, (McGovern Lecture)

“ ‘Born this Way’: Genetics, Activism, and the “Gay Gene” in the United States”

Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Historical Library

March 27, 2017

Wangui Muigai, Princeton University (Race, Science & Social Justice; A History of Science & Medicine (HSHM) Lecture Series Sponsored by the Office of the Provost of Yale University

Title of Talk - TBA

Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Historical Library

April 10, 2017

Harriet Ritvo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Title of Talk - TBA

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

April 24, 2017

Colin Webster, UC Davis

“Rewriting the History of Technology in Antiquity”

Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 211