Holmes Workshops

The Holmes Workshop Series aims to encourage scholarly discussions of ongoing research among graduate students and faculty members at Yale working on projects related to the history of science and medicine, while fostering a sense of community spirit and collegiality among members of the Program in the History of Science and Medicine. It is named after Dr. Frederic L. Holmes, former chairman of the Program.

Holmes workshops run from 3:45-5:15 p.m. on certain Mondays throughout the fall and spring semesters and will be held in the Fulton Room (333 Cedar Street). Presenters are encouraged to pre-circulate their papers or chapters when possible.

Fall 2020


September 14

Presenter: Beans Velocci

Title: Standards of Care: Uncertainty and Risk in Harry Benjamin’s Transsexual Classifications


September 28

Presenter: Simon Torracinta

Title: TBA


October 12

Presenter: Carolyn Jacobs

Title: TBA


October 26

Presenter: Hussein Mohsen

Title: TBA


November 9

Presenter: Charlotte Leib and Kristine Ericson

Title: TBA


December 7

Presenter: Sarah Pickman

Title: TBA


Spring 2021


January 25

Presenter: Angélica Clayton

Title: TBA


February 8

Presenter: Gourav Krishna Nandi

Title: TBA


February 15

Presenter: Oliver Lucier

The Construction of a Normative Climate: Caribbean Commodities and Holdridge Life Zones, 1940-1970


March 1

Presenter: Megann Licskai

Pro-Life Science Goes to Washington: the Making and Breaking of “Partial Birth Abortion”


March 22

Presenter: Caitlin Kossmann

Title: TBA


April 12

Presenter: Kelsey Henry

Title: TBA


April 19

Presenter: Sophia Kitlinski and Alicia Petersen

Title: TBA

April 26

Presenter: Angelica Clayton

Title: TBA