Mondays 3:00PM - 4:30PM
230 Dickinson Hall
The Program Seminar serves to foster scholarly community among the faculty, students, and visiting fellows of the Program: we meet weekly to think and talk together, and this is a considerable pleasure (not to mention intellectually invigorating). Topics of the gathering vary. Often we discuss a pre-circulated work in progress, but other conversations are welcome, recent literature, events and trends in the profession, issues of common concern in the Program. The goal is to bridge the divisions and to counteract the centrifugal forces that tend to affect small programs with broad scope.
For past Program Seminar topics, please click here.
This is open to registered persons only.
For more information, please contact the Graduate Program Assistant
Please do not distribute or cite any papers without prior permission from the author(s). If you are having trouble accessing the site, send an e-mail to the Graduate Program Assistant.
September 23: Ingrid Ockert, "Cold War Constructions"
Comment: Angela Creager
September 30 : Iain Watts, "Galvanism and the Newspapers in Napoleonic Europe"
Comment: Carolina Malagon
October 7 : Michael Gordin, "Scientific Babel: Talking Science"
Comment: Felix Reitmann
October 14 : Emily Kern , "Mendelian Anthropologists: Measuring Hands, Heads, and Heredity in
the Early 20th Century"
Comment: Kathryn Maxson
October 21 : Jenny Tomlinson, " Optimistic Empiricism"
Comment: Yael Geller
November 4 : Wayne Soon, 'Bloody Realities, "Useless" Technologies: the history of the First
Chinese Blood Bank, 1943-1945'
Comment: Ezelle Sanford
Comment: Evan Hepler-Smith
and Enlightenment Thought"
Comment: Katherine Keirns
November 25 : Edna Bonhomme and Katherine Keirns, Dissertation Prospectuses.
Comment: Michael Barany
December 2 : Adrian Young, "Paradise Found: Travel, Imagination, and the
Making of an Exemplary Space."
Comment: Elaine Ayers.
December 9: Simeon Koole, "A Sixth Sense? Touch, Cognition, and the Extended Body in the
Education of the Blind in Britain, c.1870-1972"
Comment: Katja Guenther