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.

Fall 2013

September 23, 2013

Courtney Thompson

“The Phrenologist and the Criminal.”

Commentator: Antoine Lentacker

October 7, 2013

Marco Ramos

“Psychiatry, Authoritarianism, and Revolution: The Politics of Mental Illness during the Dirty War in Argentina”

Commentator: Tess Lanzarotta

October 28, 2013

Jenny Lambe

“The World the Revolution Made: Political Process and Mental Transformation in Cuba, 1959-Present."

Commentator: Marco Ramos

November 11, 2013

Marie-Amelie George

“The Perils of Parenthood: Psychological Considerations in Lesbian and Gay Custody Cases After 1973.”

Commentator: Jenna Healey

December 9, 2013

David Minto

“Kinsey and Kindred Systems: Sexual Behavior in the Human Malein Britain.”

Commentator: TBD

Spring 2014

January 13,2014

Matthew Gambino

“Fevered Decisions: Race Ethics, and Clinical Vulnerability in the Malarial Treatment of Neurosyphilis, 1922-1953”

March 3, 2014

Justin Barr

“History of Post-Graduate Surgical Education in the United States, 1900-1950ish”

April 14, 2014

Gerardo Con Diaz

“Intangible Inventions: Patents and the History of Software Development, 1950-1980”

May 5, 2014

Kevin Ko

“The Anatomy of Conversion: Body and Soul in a Late Colonial Javanese Missionary Clinic”