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.

All Fall 2020 colloquium lectures will be held over Zoom.

Fall 2020

September 21, 2020

Zakiyyah Iman Jackson,  University of Southern California

“Deciphering Human Science: Reading Sylvia Wynter with Zakiyyah Iman Jackson”


October 5, 2020

Alexandre White, Johns Hopkins University

“Necrofinance: Speculative Epidemic Response and the World Bank”


October 19, 2020

Panel on Race, Health, and Violence

Sharla Fett, Occidental College

Deidre Cooper Owens, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy, University of New Brunswick


November 16, 2020

Mary Brazelton, University of Cambridge

Title TBA


November 30, 2020

Manuelidis Lecture

Leslie Reagan, University of Illinois

Title TBA


Spring 2021

February 1, 2021

Sebastian Gil-Riano,  University of Pennsylvania

Title TBA


March 8, 2021

Edward Jones-Imhotep ,  University of Toronto

Title TBA


March 29, 2021

Holmes Lecture

Wendy Kline, Purdue University

Title TBA

Time: 4:00 p.m.


April 5, 2021

McGovern Lecture

Jeremy Greene, Johns Hopkins University

Title TBA

Time: 4:00 p.m.