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 2017


September 18

Laurel Waycott “History of the Nautilus”


September 25

Workshop Digital Humanities Lab


October 2

Deborah Streahle “In Search of a ‘Good Nipple’: The Risk and Use of Lead Nipple Shields”

Sarah Pickman “Transposed Places, Mountain Faces: Local Knowledge and British Mountaineering in the Alps and Himalayas, 1821-1938”


***October 23***

An HSHM sponsored event

Donna Haraway, Emerita, University of California, Santa Cruz

“Making Kin: Multispecies Environmental Justice”

Location: Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street

Time: 5:00 p.m.


November 27

Rene Almeling “Guynecology: Men, Medical Knowledge, and Reproduction”


December 4

Charlotte Abney TBD

Gabriel Winant “ ‘Hard Times Make for Hard Arteries and Hard Livers’: 1970s Austerity and the Rise of the Care Economy.”


Spring 2018


January 22

Barbara Pohl “Labors Lost: Samuel Bard and the Diverging of Character, 1762-1821”


February 12

Ivano Dal Prete “On the Edge of Eternity. Thinking of an old Earth in pre-modern Europe”


February 26

Angelica Clayton “The computable and the dynamic mind: trauma and treatment of rape victims”


April 2

Hatice Nilay Erten “Ethnography of the Unborn: Schools of Pregnancy and Turkish Reproductive Politics”


April 16

Sam Schotland “Centers of Calculi: The Afterlives of Nineteenth-Century Chinese Bladder Stones”


April 23

Carolyn Roberts TBD