Mondays 3:00PM - 4:20PM
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
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Program in History of Science Seminar
Richard Spiegel , "Sound and Vision: Visuality and the Role of Acoustics in the Birth of Modern Ophthalmology in the Seventeenth Century"
Comment: Graham Burnett
Kjell Ericson , "The Trials of La Perle Japonaise: The 'Pearl Sensation' and the Spread of Machine-Mediated Authentication"
Comment: Gregory Ferguson-Cradler
Joshua Bauchner, "The Polarity of Life during Wartime: Reading Georges Canguilhem’s Le normal et le pathologique"
Comment: Yael Geller
Comment: Kathryn Maxson
Elaine Ayers,"Making the Unnatural Natural: Alfred Russell Wallace's Material Researches into the Spirit World"
Comment: David Dunning
Ezelle Sanford III, "Making the Modern Negro Physician in theJournal of the National MedicalAssociation1945-1949"
Comment: Wangui Muigai
Evan Hepler-Smith, "Between Regulation and Information: Tracing Chemical Novelty"
Coment: Charles Kollmer
(+ HSS debrief session)
Prospectus session 1:
Comment: Heinrich Hartmann
Comment: Susanna Weygandt
Prospectus session 2:
Comment: Jessica Wright
Comment: Megan Baumhammer
Anthony Acciavatti, “Standards of Living: National Design of Village Industries in India (1957-76)”
Comment: Sria Chatterjee
Iain Watts, "Information and the Frontiers of Science in the Age of Revolutions"
Comment: Joshua Bauchner