Holmes Workshop Series
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 4:30-6:00 on certain Mondays throughout the fall and spring semesters (see schedule). Presenters are encouraged to pre-circulate their papers or chapters when possible.
September 23, 2013
“The Phrenologist and the Criminal.”
Commentator: Antoine Lentacker
October 7, 2013
“Psychiatry, Authoritarianism, and Revolution: The Politics of Mental Illness during the Dirty War in Argentina”
Commentator: Tess Lanzarotta
October 28, 2013
“The World the Revolution Made: Political Process and Mental Transformation in Cuba, 1959-Present."
Commentator: Marco Ramos
November 11, 2013
“The Perils of Parenthood: Psychological Considerations in Lesbian and Gay Custody Cases After 1973.”
Commentator: Jenna Healey
December 9, 2013
“Kinsey and Kindred Systems: Sexual Behavior in the Human Malein Britain.”
“Fevered Decisions: Race Ethics, and Clinical Vulnerability in the Malarial Treatment of Neurosyphilis, 1922-1953”
“History of Post-Graduate Surgical Education in the United States, 1900-1950ish”
Gerardo Con Diaz
“Intangible Inventions: Patents and the History of Software Development, 1950-1980”
“The Anatomy of Conversion: Body and Soul in a Late Colonial Javanese Missionary Clinic”