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 2023


October 9

Alicia Petersen

Dissertation Chapter Draft

Location: Fulton Room


October 16

Eun-Joo Ahn

“Asian Americans and STEM, I: A Case in Physics”

Location: HQ 276


November 6

Yoehan Oh

“Asian Americans and STEM, II: A Case in Computer Science”

 Location: Fulton Room


November 27

Libby O’Neil

Dissertation Chapter Draft

Location: Fulton Room


Spring 2024


January 29

Presenter: Deborah Streahle

Dissertation Intro Draft (with opening by Bill Rankin on the writing of introductions)

Location: The Fulton Room


February 12

“Extra-Academic” Careers Panel 

Moderator: Deborah Cohen

Location: HQ 276


February 26

Presenter: Sydney Green

Dissertation Chapter Draft

Location: The Fulton Room



Presenter: Kenya Loudd

Dissertation Chapter Draft: “The Life and Influence of William H. Holland”

Location: The Fulton Room


March 25

Presenter: Charlotte Rich

Conference Talk

Location: SHM L-115


April 8

Presenters: Wonik Son & Ana Cristina Betancourt

Fakes and Fictions: Unraveling Museum Narratives” Exhibit

Location: Peabody Museum (meet outside the north entrance)