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.
Academic Year 2012-2013 Holmes Workshop Series
17 Sept: Kelly O’Donnell
“Dear Injurious Physician”: Barbara Seaman, Feminism, and the Politics of Women’s Health in America."
Commentator: Jenna Healey
8 Oct: Rodion Kosovsky
"Planting for Empire: The establishment of Cinchona plantations in India 1852-1863."
Commentator: Robin Scheffler
5 Nov: Jed Gross"Other Halves: Relational Privacy and Bodily Alienability, 1877-1917."
Commentator: Kate Irving
3 Dec: Tess Lanzarotta
"Contagion and Controversy: Institutions of Smallpox Prevention and the Limits of Public Health in the Early Republic”
Commentator: Mary Brazelton
4 Feb: Robin Scheffler, "The Lives of Simian Virus 40: Crisis, Infrastructure, and the Molecularization of Cancer."
18 Feb: Tyler Griffith, "Pre-Darwinian Racial Theory: Microscopes, Anatomy, and the Mystery of Pigment."
4 March: TBA
25 March: Melissa Grafe, "Medical practice in early America."
15 April: Jenna Healey, "Conceptions of Risk: Age, Reproduction, and Technology in the 20thCentury."
29 April: Cecilia Cardenas-Navia, "TBA".
6 May: Marco Ramos, "Las Locas": Mental Health Activism in the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo in Argentina, 1976-1983."