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 2019

 

September 9, 2019

Rana Hogarth,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Professional Pursuits and the Making of Race: Medicalizing Blackness in the Atlantic World”

Location: Fulton Room L215, 333 Cedar Street

 

September 16, 2019 (An HSHM co-sponsored event)

SASC Lecture Series

Venkat Srinivasan, archivist at India’s National Center for Biological Sciences

“Archives as Interpretation”

Location: Rosenkranz Hall, Room 241, 115 Prospect Street, 4:00 p.m.

SASC Lecture Series

 

Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration Lecture Series

October 3, 2019

Grace Kyungwon Hong, UCLA

“Virtual Violence: Trauma & Memory in Gina Kim’s ‘Dongducheun/Bloodless’”

Location: William L. Harkness (WLH) Room 116

Time: 4:00 p.m.

 

October 7, 2019

Elizabeth O’Brien, Johns Hopkins University

“From Syringe to Surgery, and Back Again: Baptizing the Unborn in the Catholic World, 1770-1875”

Location: Fulton Room L215, 333 Cedar Street

 

Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration Lecture Series

October 10, 2019

Audra Simpson, Columbia University

“Savage States: Settler Governance in an Age of Sorrow”

Location: William L. Harkness (WLH) Room 116

Time: 4:00 p.m.

 

Yale Peabody Museum

October 17, 2019

Bathsheba Demuth, Brown University

“The Ethical Choices of Whales: Bowheads, Hunters, and the Nature of History”

Location: David Friend Hall, 170 Whitney Ave., 3rd floor

Time: 5:30 p.m.

 

October 28, 2019

McGovern Lecture

Nancy Tomes, Stony Brook University

“The Patient as ‘Watch Bird’:  Historical Perspectives on Patients’ Roles in Health Care Quality Reform”

Location: Historical Medical Library, 333 Cedar Street

Time: 4:30 p.m.

 

Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration Lecture Series

October 31, 2019

Jodi Melamed, Marquette University

“Operationalizing Racial Capitalism: Administrative Power and Ordinary Violence”

Location: William L. Harkness (WLH) Room 116

Time: 4:00 p.m.

 

Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration Lecture Series

November 14, 2019

Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University

“A New Jim Code?: Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life”

Location: William L. Harkness (WLH) Room 116

Time: 4:00 p.m.

 

November 18, 2019

Michael Rodriguez, Northwestern University

“Figures of the Future: Latino Civil Rights and the Quest for Demographic Recognition”

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

 

Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration Lecture Series

November 21, 2019

Kalina Vora, UC Davis

“Inefficient Feeling: Care as Revoluationary Praxis at the End of Society”

Location: William L. Harkness (WLH) Room 116

Time: 4:00 p.m.

 

December 2, 2019

Nara Milanich, Barnard College

“Looking for the Father: The Transnational Quest for a Science of Paternity in the Twentieth Century”

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

 

Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration Lecture Series

December 5, 2019

Chandan Reddy, University of Washington

“Convergence, Dissymmetry, Duplicity: Enactments of Queer of Color Critique in an Era of Administrative Violence”

Location: William L. Harkness (WLH) Room 116

Time: 4:00 p.m.

 

Spring 2020

 

January 27, 2020

Nic Ramos, Brown University

“Emergent Economies, Emergent Medicine: Emergency Medical Services and the Normalization of Everyday Violence in 1980s Los Angeles”

Location: Fulton Room L215, 333 Cedar Street

 

February 3, 2020

Naveeda Kahn, Johns Hopkins University

Title TBA

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

 

February 17, 2020

Dan Bouk, Colgate University

Title TBA

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

 

February 24, 2020

Lauren Kassell, University of Cambridge

Title TBA

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

 

March 30, 2020

Holmes Lecture

Wendy Kline, Purdue University

“The ‘LSD Block’ and the Therapeutic Alliance: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Psychedelic Medicine in the U.K.”

Location: Fulton Room L215, 333 Cedar Street

Time: 4:30 p.m.

 

April 13, 2020

Manuelidis Lecture

Leslie Reagan, University of Illinois

“Defining Disabilities: Agent Orange, Veterans, Children, and the US Government”

Location: Fulton Room L215, 333 Cedar Street

Time: 4:30 p.m

 

April 20, 2020

Nasser Zakariya, University of California Berkeley

Title TBA

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