Princeton University
Program in the History of Science
2004-2005 Events



Friday, October 15
Psyences Project
1:30, 211 Dickinson
Further infromation to be announced


Monday, November 1
Colloquium-4:30, 211 Dickinson HAll
Kirill Rossiianov

November 5-6
HOS Workshop, "Atomic Sciences"
9am, 211 Dickinson Hall

PDF version of schedule


November 5
Keynote speaker for "Atomic Sciences" Workshop
4:30-6:00pm, 101 McCormick Auditorium
Peter Galison, Harvard University
"Wastelands and Wilderness: Forbidden Zones of Nuclear Desecration and Sanctified Nature"

Friday, December 3
Psyences Project
1:30 - 3p.m., 211 Dickinson Hall
Joe Dumit
, Department of Anthropology, MIT
Author of Picturing Personhood: Brain Scans and Biomedicla Identity
"Psychiatry Alienated, Capitalism Medicated"



Thursday, February 10-Friday, February 11
Council of the Humanities
Renaissance Magic: Performance, Technology, Theater
McCormick 106
Thursday, February 10, 4:30p.m.
Friday, February 11, 9:00-5:00


Thursday, February 17, 2005
Princeton Physics Dept. Colloquium
Diana L. Kormos-Buchwald
California Institute of Technology
Einstein's Legacy: The Challenges and Rewards of Editing
The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein

Event Announcement


Friday, February 18, 2005
Psyences Project
1-3p.m., 211 Dickinson Hall, followed by reception
Ruth Leys, Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University
Author of Trauma: A Genealogy
Will present her paper
"Shame Now"
link to paper:


March 2, 2005
DeCamp Bioethics Seminar
Sponsored by the University Center for Human Values
Bowl 2, Robertson Hall, 4:30 p.m.
John Dupré
Against Maladaptationism: or What's Wrong with Evolutionary Psychology?


March, 8
History of Science-Judaic Studies joint colloquium
4:30, 211 Dickinson Hall
Noah Efron, Bar Ilan University/Inst. for Advanced Study

Physics & Civics:
American Jews and Natural Sciences in the First Decades of the Twentieth Century

Friday, March 25 - Saturday, March 26
Seeing Science: Image, Text, and Nature 1500-1800
PDF version of schedule and pre-circulated papers

Friday, March 25
4:30-6p.m., 211 Dickinson Hall
Keynote speaker: Lorraine Daston
Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science
Four-Eyed Seeing: Artists, Naturalists and Their Images

Saturday, March 26
9:00 a.m.- 4:00p.m., 211 Dickinson Hall
"Seeing Science" Workshop

Friday, April 15
Princeton HOS Program/Univ. of Pennsylvania joint Colloquium
Colloquium-2:00 p.m., 211 Dickinson Hall   
Steve Shapin, Harvard University
Aristotle and the Industries: The Scientific and the Organization in 20th-Century America


April 20, 2005
Princeton Philosophy Dept./Princeton HOS Program joint colloquium
2:30, 201 Marx Hall
Karen Detlefsen, University of Pennsylvania
Method and Metaphysics in Descartes' Study of Living Things

April 22, 2005
Psyences Project
David Healy, MD, Dept. of Psychological Medicine, Cardiff Univesity
Author of The Creation of Psychopharmacology; Let Them Eat Prozac
(Additional information to follow)


April 26, 2005
Colloquium- 4:30 p.m., 211 Dickinson Hall
Alison Wylie, Barnard College
Philosophy in Practice: Evidence Stabilizing Technologies in Archaeology