preindustrial technology workshop

Workshop Program - 20-21 April, 2018


20-21 APRIL, 2018

New Approaches to Preindustrial Technology: Bodies, Minds, and Machines

An International Workshop Organized by Professor Paola Bertucci with the support of The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, the Program in the History of Science and Medicine, the Department of History, and the Humanities Program

Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, Room 203, Yale University


Yale's History, Science and Justice Collective conference “Critical Histories, Activist Futures: Science, Medicine, and Racial Violence” February 24 and 25, 2017 at Yale University, Medical Historical Library, 333 Cedar Street.
A series of dynamic presentations and conversations, "Critical Histories, Activist Futures" will not only examine the historical entanglements of science, medicine and racial violence, but interrogate continuing injustices in scientific research, health practices, and academic institutions. Our goal is to turn these interrogations into actions: sharing ideas, creating dialogue and generating strategies for using scholarship as activism.

For further information, please take a look at our website:

Keynote address:  "Politics, Pariahs, and Political Subjects; or How to Write 'Recovery' During Drug Prohibition" delivered by Dr. Samuel Kelton Roberts, Jr.  at 4:30 PM on February 24, 2017 in the Medical Historical Library, 333 Cedar Street, Yale University.
Samuel Kelton Roberts, Jr. PhD, is Director of the Columbia University's Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS), Associate Professor of History (Columbia University Arts and Sciences) and Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences (Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University).  He writes, teaches, and lectures widely on African-American history, medical and public health history, urban history, and the history of social movements.

Critical Histories, Activist Futures: Science, Medicine, and Racial Violence” is generously supported by the Dean’s Fund for Research Workshops, Seminars and Colloquia; the Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity; the Program in the History of Science and Medicine; the Section of the History of Medicine, Franke Program in the Humanities; and the Office of the FAS Dean and the Deputy Dean for Diversity and Faculty Development.

Cold War Indigeneity in Science and Medicine Workshop, Medical Historical Library, Yale University.

September 3 – 4, 2015. 

Organized by Joanna Radin, History of Science and Medicine, History, and Anthropology, Yale, Ned Blackhawk, History, American Studies, and Yale Group on the Study of Native America, Yale, Ricardo Ventura Santos, Fiocruz and National Museum, Rio de Janiero, and Veronika Lipphardt, Max Plank Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.
Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology, Yale University.

The 50th anniversary (1965-2015) was held on March 27-28, 2015 in New Haven, CT and was jointly hosted by the Section int he history of Medicine, the Program in the History of Science and Medicine at Yale University  and the Frank Program in Science and the Humanities. Organized by Henry Cowles (Yale University, New Haven), William Summers (Yale University, new Haven), and Joanna Radin (Yale University, New Haven). 

American Association for the History of Medicine, Yale University.   

The 88th Annual Conference was held at Yale University Thursday, April 29 - Sunday, May 3, 2015 in New Haven, CT. Co-organized by John H. Warner (Yale University, New Haven) and the American Association for the History of Medicine.

Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine, Yale University. The 10th Annual seminar was held the weekend of October 5-6, 2012 in New Haven, CT and it was jointly hosted by the Section in the History of Medicine and the Program in the History of Science and Medicine at Yale University. Organized by Kelly O’Donnell and Heidi Knoblauch (Yale University, New Haven). For more information, including previous years’ programs and abstract submission instructions, please visit

Globalizing the History of Colonial Medicine and Public Health: Adding Latin America and the Caribbean, Yale University. April 15-16, 2011. Organized by Mariola Espinosa (Yale University, New Haven). 
Health Activism in the Twentieth Century: A History of Medicine symposium, Yale University.

October 22-23, 2010. Organized by Naomi Rogers (Yale University), Mandisa Mbali (Yale University) and Esyllt Jones (University of Manitoba)

1st Yale International Symposium The Global Crisis on Malaria: Lessons of the Past and Future Prospective
November 7-9, 2008. Organized by Frank Snowden (Yale University, New Haven)
The Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of Medicine, Yale University.

September 26-27, 2008

Making Sequences Matter: Collecting, Comparing, Computing, Yale University.

June 20-21, 2008 Organized by Bruno J. Strasser (Yale University, New Haven) and Marianne Sommer (ETH, Zurich)

Living Properties: Making Knowledge and Controlling Ownership in the History of Biology, Berlin, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

May 29-31, 2008. Organized by Jean-Paul Gaudillière (INSERM, Paris), Daniel Kevles (Yale University, New Haven), Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (MPIWG, Berlin)