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 2019


September 23

Community Guidelines Overview


September 30

Angelica Clayton, “Creating the Traumatized Rape Victim: Transformation of Rape Trauma Syndrome and Women’s Identities in the Clinic, Courtroom and Media, 1970-2000”


October 14

Aanchal Saraf, “Nuclear Horror Story: Racialized Zombies, Imperial Ruin, and the S/pacific Performance of Marshallese Feminisms”


October 21

Jennifer Strtak, “Prêt-à-rouler: vehicles and the making of movement in early modern France”


November 4

R. John Williams, “Memories of Now”


November 11

Miriam Rich


December 9

Camille Owens, “The Anatomy of Sammy Tubbs: Racial Pedagogies of the Human from Medical Science to Children’s Culture (1845-1880)”


Spring 2020


January 13

Barbara Pohl


February 10

Sarah Pickman

Kamil Ahsan, “Interdisciplinary Integrity: Studying Genetic History & Paleobiology”


March 2

Megann Licskai


March 23

Hussein Mohsen


April 6

Richard Zhang


April 27

Beans Velocci