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 2018


September 10

Beans Velocci, “Two by Two: Non-Human Animals and Practices of Sexual Binarization”


September 24

Megann Licskai, dissertation prospectus


October 8

Angelica Clayton, HSS presentation: “Stressed Minds, Cybernetics and Traumatized Languages of Thought”


October 22

Liana DeMarco, “Convert Cures and Days Lost: Plantation Health and Labor, ca. 1820-1880”


November 26

Sarah Pickman, “Soaked and Sodden: Victorian Exploration and the Conquest of Damp”


December 3

Laurel Waycott, dissertation chapter (TBD)


December 10

Ashanti Shih, “Searching for Balance: Settler anxiety and colonial undoing in Hawai’i, 1930s-1940s”


Spring 2019


January 28

Caitlin Kossmann, “(Re)Claiming Gaia: Science, Science Studies, and Metaphors of Connection”


February 11

Alka Mennon, ” ‘Objectifying the Face’: Visualization Technologies and the Doctor-Patient Relationship in Cosmetic Surgery”


March 4

Gourav Krishna Nandi, “Governing India’s Health: Public Health, Cold War and the Bengal Refugee Crisis, 1947-1957”