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 3:45 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

 

Fall 2018

 

September 17, 2018

Luke Stark, Dartmouth College

“Darwin’s Animoji: Histories of Racialization and Emotion in Everyday Facial Recognition”

Location: Sterling Memorial Library, Lecture Hall, 120 High Street

 

October 1, 2018

Lisa Ruth Rand, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Power, Sovereignty, and Decay in the Global Space Age”

Location: Sterling Memorial Library, Lecture Hall, 120 High Street

 

October 15, 2018

Hans Pols, University of Sydney

“Breaking the Colonial Hypnosis: Medicine and Decolonisation in the Dutch East Indies”

Location: Fulton Room L215, 333 Cedar Street

 

October 29, 2018

Kathleen Murphy, California Polytechnic State University

“Searching for Goliath: Insect Collecting Through the Eighteenth-Century Bristish Slave Trade”

Location: Sterling Memorial Library, Lecture Hall, 120 High Street

 

November 5, 2018

Claire Wendland, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Slow Crisis and Struggles for Control: Maternal Death in Malawi”

Location: 333 Cedar Street

 

November 12, 2018

Anna Winterbottom, McGill University

“Before Alternative Medicine: Histories of Aloe and Neem”

Location: 333 Cedar Street

 

Spring 2019

 

February 4, 2019

Michitake Aso, University at Albany

“Medicine and International Relations in Cold War Vietnam”

Location: Sterling Memorial Library, Lecture Hall, 120 High Street

 

February 18, 2019

Manuelidis Lecture

Richard McKay, University of Cambridge

“Patient Zero, Affective Labour, and the Value of Historical Research”

Location: Hope 110, 333 Cedar Street

Time: 4:30 p.m.

 

February 25, 2019

McGovern Lecture

Alondra Nelson, Columbia University

“Even a Moon Shot Needs a Flight Plan: Genetics and Ethics in the Obama Administration”

Location: Cohen Auditorium NIHB E 02, 230 South Frontage Road

Time: 4:30 p..m.

 

April 1, 2019

Kyrah Daniels, Boston College

“We Who Are Vulnerable Are Also Powerful: Motherhood, Birth, and Religious Healing in the Black Atlantic”

Location: Sterling Memorial Library, Lecture Hall, 120 High Street

 

April 8, 2019

Britt Rusert, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Title TBA

Location: Sterling Memorial Library, Lecture Hall, 120 High Street

 

April 15, 2019

Holmes Lecture

Warwick Anderson, University of Sydney

“Planetary Health? The History of a Contemporary Investigatory Enterprise”

Location: Hope 110, 333 Cedar Street

Time: 4:30 p.m.