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 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, 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, Georgetown University

 

History of Science and Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies

 

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, PhD, 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, University of Warwick

 

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

 

 December 1

 

“Salvage Technology and the Materiality Reuse”

 

Hanna Rose Shell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Leo Marx Career Development Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society

 

Location: 320 York Street, HGS 211

 

Spring Term 2015

 

 

 February 2

 

The History of Science and Medicine Frederic L. Holmes Lecture

 

Title of talk: TBD

 

Mary Fissell, Johns Hopkins University, Department of History

 

Location: 333 Cedar Street, SHM, Historical Library

 

 February 9

 

History of Science and Environmental History

 

Title of talk: TBD

 

Paul Edwards, Professor of History, University of Michigan

 

Location: 320 York Street, HGS 211

 

 February 23

 

The History of Science and Medicine John P. McGovern Lecture

 

Title of talk: TBD

 

Susan Reverby

 

Wellesley College, Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas; Professor of Womens’ and Gender Studies

 

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

 

 March 23

 

Title of Talk: TBD

 

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

 

Location: 320 York Street, HGS 211

 

 April 6

 

Title of Talk: '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

 

Title of talk:TBD

 

Lynn Nyhart, University of Wisconsin, Vilas-Bablitch-Kelch Distinguished Achievement Professor, History of Science

 

Location: 320 York Street, HGS 211

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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