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 Term 2013

September 16, 2013

David Rosner, Columbia University, Ronald H Lauterstein Professor Sociomedical Sciences and Professor of History, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

333 Cedar Street, SHM, Historical Library.

Tea served at 4pm, Talk is at 430pm.

Title of Talk: "From the East Unto the West: New Struggles and Old Battles in the Lead Wars"

September 30, 2013

Pamela Long, Independent historian of late medival and Renaissance history and the history of science and technology

320 York Street, HGS, Room 211

Title of Talk: “Engineering, Topography, and Archaeology in Sixteenth-Century Rome”

October 14, 2013

Projit Mukharji, Martin Meyeron Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Pennsylvania

333 Cedar Street, SHM, Fulton Room, L215

Title of Talk: "Transcending Measurability: Watches, Thermometers and the Changing Body-Imaginary in Ayurvedic Medicine, c. 1870-1930"

November 4, 2013

Robert Fox, Emeritus Professor of the History of Science, Cambridge University

320 York Street, HGS, Room 211

Title of Talk: "Mapping the Universe of Knowledge:Universalism and National Interests in Modern Science" 

November 18, 2013

Graeme Gooday, PhD, University of Leeds, Professor of the History of Science and Technology, Acting Head of School, School of Philosophy, 

Religion and History of Science

333 Cedar Street, SHM, Fulton Room, L215.

Tea served at 4pm, Talk is at 430pm.

Title of Talk: " Hard of Hearing? Diverse Anglo-American Experiences at the Aural Intersection of Conversation, Assistive Technologies and Clinical Intervention"

December 2, 2013

Andrew Curran, Wesleyan University, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures

HGS, 320 York Street, Room 211

"Anthropology, Anatomy, and the Birth of Race, c. 1770"

Spring Term 2014

January 27, 2014

Laurence Monnais, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Université de Montréal

333 Cedar Street, SHM, Fulton Room L215

Tea served at 4pm, Talk is at 430pm

Title of Talk: "Colonial Medicines: An Alternative History of Medicine and Health (in Vietnam)"

February 10, 2014

Lukas Rieppel, PhD, Brown University

320 York Street, HGS, Room 211

"The Problem of the One and the Many in Modern Biology"

February 24, 2014

David Jones, M.D. PhD. A. Bernard Ackerma Professor of the Culture of Medicine,Departmnt of Globa Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University

333 Cedar Street, SHM, Historical Library.

Tea served at 4pm, Talk is at 430pm

Title of Talk: "Dr.White Goes to Delhi: Race, Nationalism, and Heart Disease in India, 1947-1966"

March 24, 2014

Suzanne Moon, Asociate Professor, Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma

320 York Street, HGS, Room 211

"Thinking through Technology and Religion: Islam and Industrializaion in Postcolonia Indonesia"

April 7, 2014

Carin Berkowitz, PhD, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Associate Director of the Beckman Center For The History of Chemistry

333 Cedar Street, SHM, Fulton Room L215

Tea served at 4pm, Talk is at 430pm

"The Surgeon's Seeing Hand: Teaching Anatomy to the Sense in Britan, 1750-1830"

April 21, 2014

Bridget Gurtler, Andrew W. Melton Dissertation Completion Fellow

HGS, 320 York Street, Room 211

Title of talk: TBA

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