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 2021

 

September 13

Community Guidelines for Holmes Workshop and Informal Gathering

 

September 27

Constantin Kilcher

“The Conditions of possibility of the Zurich Moment. Three Germans and a Swiss”

 

October 18

Libby O’Neil

“Dreaming in a Vacuum: On Psychoanalysis as Experimental Science”

 

November 1

Alicia Petersen

Dissertation Prospectus

 

November 8

Kristine Ericson

Dissertation Prospectus

 

November 22

Deborah Streahle

Dissertation Chapter

 

Spring 2022

 

January 31

Colloquium-adjacent Program-wide Check-In

 

 

February 14 (virtual)

Holmes Workshop with Charlotte Rich

“Sutured Bodies, Torn Communities: The Irish Immigrant Women Who Helped Build American Gynecology”

Comments by Madeleine Ware

 

February 21 (virtual)

Holmes Workshop with Deborah Streahle

“ ‘The Community’s Burden Bearer’: Civil Rights Activist Funeral Technologies”

Comments by Gourav Krishna Nandi and Dolma Ombadykow

 

February 28 (hybrid)

Holmes Workshop with Kenya Loudd

“100 years of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: A survivors perspective on the trauma of disease”

Comments by Kelsey Henry

 

March 7 (virtual)

Visit Day Holmes Workshop, double prospectus brainstorms with Sydney Green and Oliver Lucier

 

March 14

Colloquium: Grant Writing Workshop with Debbie Coen

 

April 4 (hybrid)

Holmes Workshop with Madeleine Ware

“Gynecological Gymnastics: Assuaging Victorian Anxieties with Pelvic Floor Strengthening”

Comments by Sarah Pickman

 

April 11 (virtual)

Holmes Workshop with Maile Speakman

“Tropical Infrastructure: Google’s Fiber Optic and Cultural Strategy in Cuba”

Comments by Kristine Ericson

 

April 18

Colloquium: Trauma-Informed Pedagogy Workshop with Angélica Clayton

 

April 25 (virtual)

Holmes Workshop with Zoe Adams

Doctor of “Dealer”: The Fight to Prescribe Methadone in Nixon’s America

Comments by Deborah Streahle

 

May 2 (hybrid)

Holmes Workshop with Kelsey Henry

Dissertation chapter about racial biometrics, child development, and early child studies (1890-1920)

Comments by Kenya Loudd