Colloquia

The Program sponsors a regular biweekly Colloquium during the fall and spring terms. Its aim is to enlarge the engagement of faculty and, especially, students with the diverse approaches and cutting-edge work of both junior and senior scholars from the United States and abroad in the history of science and medicine. The colloquium is well attended and is the site of vigorous discussion following the talks.

All colloquia, workshops and lectures are scheduled for 4:30 pm unless stated otherwise.

*When they are held in the Fulton Room in Sterling Hall of Medicine, there will be tea at 4:00.

Fall 2014

September 15

“The Laboring Dead: Cholera and Smallpox among the Formerly Enslaved during the American Civil War” 

James T. Downs, Associate Professor of History, Connecticut College

Location: 333 Cedar Street, SHM, Fulton Room, L215*

September 29

"Truth or Proof? Antiquarianism, Science, and Money in the Republic of Letters”

Harold Cook, John F. Nickoll Professor of History, Brown University

Location: 320 York Street, HGS 211

October 13

"Orlando Fals Borda, La Rosca, and Participatory Research in Colombia”

Joanne Rappaport, Professor, Department of Anthropology, History of Science and Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies, Georgetown University

Location: 320 York Street, HGS 211

November 3

"All aboard the Baltimore poo-poo choo-choo: Human Waste, Public Health and Environmental Justice in Post-War America”

Graham Mooney, Assistant Professor, Institute of The History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Location: 333 Cedar Street, SHM, Fulton Room, L215*

November 17

"Poisoned Evidence: Toxicology and Testimony in Nineteenth-Century India”

David Arnold, Professor of Asian and Global History, University of Warwick

Location: 333 Cedar Street, SHM, Fulton Room, L215*

December 1

"Salvage Technology and the Materiality Reuse”

Hanna Rose Shell, Leo Marx Career Development Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Location: 320 York Street, HGS 211

Spring 2015  

February 2

Frederic L. Holmes Lecture

“The Lobster and the Mother-in-Law: Making Knowledge in the Streets of 17th Century London"

Mary Fissell, Professor, Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Location: 333 Cedar Street, SHM, Historical Library

February 9

“Climate Data Detectives: On the History and Politics of Knowledge about Global Climate Change”

Paul Edwards, Professor of History, History of Science and Medicine and Environmental History, University of Michigan

Location: 320 York Street, HGS 211

February 23

John P. McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine

"Escaping Melodrama: An Historian and the Studies in Tuskegee and Guatemala"

Susan Reverby, Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas and Professor of Women and Gender Studies, Wellesley College

Location: 333 Cedar Street, SHM, Fulton Room, L215*

March 23

“How to do Things with Worlds: Cosmograms in Action”

John Tresch, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania

Location: 320 York Street, HGS 211

April 6

"Medicine, Striking Doctors, and Guerillas: The State and Healthcare Providers in 1960s Mexico”

Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California Santa Barbara

Location: 333 Cedar Street, SHM, Fulton Room, L215*

April 20

"Beyond Compare? Individuals, Societies, and the Analogical Method in Nineteenth-Century European Biology."
Lynn Nyhart, Vilas-Bablitch-Kelch Distinguished Achievement Professor, History of Science, University of Wisconsin

Location: 320 York Street, HGS 211

*When held in Fulton Rm tea is at 4:00 pm: Talk is at 4:30 p.m.

For further information: www.yale.edu/hshm/ , or (203) 432-1365