Colloquia

Unless otherwise indicated, the lectures are held on Fridays, in conjunction with the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Program and Colloquium in Studies of Science and Technology, at 3:35 PM US Central Time. For Spring 2022, the colloquia will be in person in 125 Nicholson Hall.

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You also may be interested in related events, such as our International Postdoc Forum or the symposia and public events hosted by our Many Faces of Reproducibility project.

Spring 2022

January 21, 2022, 3:35PM online

Annual Science Studies Symposium
Far from the Tree? Evolving Perspectives on the Nature of Parent to Offspring Transmission
Matt McGue, Psychology, University of Minnesota

January 28, 2022, 3:35PM online

Philosopher Kings of the Rocky Mountains: Marmots, Time, and Animal Behavior
Erika Milam, History, Princeton University
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

February 4, 2022, 3:35PM

No colloquium

February 11, 2022, 3:35PM online

Vital Connections: A Global Perspective on the History of Disease and Medicine in the Greater Caribbean
Mariola Espinosa, History; Biomedical Ethics, University of Iowa
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

February 18, 2022, 3:35PM

Brothel of the Pacific: Syphilis and the Urban Regulation of Laikini Wahine in Honolulu, 1855-1875.
Christopher Kindell
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

February 25, 2022, 3:35PM

The Philosophical Aftermath of Newton’s Physics: The Case of Émilie Du Châtelet’s Foundations of Physics
Andrew Janiak, Philosophy, Duke University

March 4, 2022, 3:35PM

No colloquium

March 11, 2022, 3:35PM

No colloquium: Spring Break

March 18, 2022, 3:35PM

The Science of Imprecision: Neoclassical Economics, the Problem of Induction, and the Limits of Calculation
Joel Isaac, Social Thought, University of Chicago
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

March 25, 2022, 3:35PM

Concepts as Scaffolds in Investigative Practice
Corinne Bloch-Mullins, Philosophy, Marquette University

April 1, 2022, 3:35PM

The Artisanal Heart: Craft and Experimentalism in Early Modern Korea
Hyeok Hweon Kang, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Washington University – St Louis
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

April 8, 2022, 3:35PM

States of Bodies and the State's Bodies: A Citizenship Narrative for a Comparative History of Forensic Medicine (and Forensic Science)
Chris Hamlin, University of Notre Dame, ret.
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

April 15, 2022, 3:35PM online

Natural Monopoly: Colonial Science, Orders of Access, and the East India Company in London, 1757-1858
Jessica Ratcliff, Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

April 22, 2022, 3:35PM

The Maternal Imprint: The Contested Science of Maternal-Fetal Effects
Sarah Richardson, History of Science and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard University
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

April 29, 2022, 3:35PM Cancelled

Interdisciplinary Integration as “Coordinated and Unified Action”
Evelyn Brister, Philosophy, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Fall 2021

September 10, 2021, 3:35PM

Punch Drunk Slugnuts: Violence and the Vernacular History of Disease
Stephen Casper, Humanities and Social Sciences, Clarkson University
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

September 17, 2021, 3:35PM

Microaggressions in Social Explanation and Individual Phenomenology
Mikio Akagi, History and Philosophy of Science, Texas Christian University

September 24, 2021, 3:35PM

Normal and Abnormal Rhythms in the Search for Biological Clocks: An Epistemological Gap Between Early Twentieth-Century Biology and Experimental Psychology
Jole Shackelford, History of Medicine, University of Minnesota
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

October 1, 2021, 3:35PM

No colloquium
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

October 8, 2021, 3:35PM

Toxic Anachronism in the History of Science and Technology: The Case of Liebniz
Andre Wakefield, History, Pitzer College
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

October 15, 2021, 3:35PM

Carbolic Colonialism: Race, Labor, and Plague in South Africa
Jacob Steere-Williams, History, College of Charleston
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

October 22, 2021, 3:35PM

Why care about quantization?
Benjamin Feintzeig, Philosophy, University of Washington

October 29, 2021, 3:35PM online 

The Do-It-Herself Smear: Prevention Technology, Medical Practice, and Cervical Cancer Screening in 1960s Britain
Elizabeth Toon, History and Sociology of Science, University of Manchester
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

November 5, 2021, 3:35PM online

Vaccination and its Historical Documents
Elena Conis Journalism, University of California, Berkeley
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine 

November 12, 2021, 3:35PM 

Making Razze: Knowing and Controlling Animal Generation, 1500-1600
Mackenzie Cooley, History, Hamilton College
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine 

November 19, 2021, 3:35PM 

What’s to be Gained from an Evolutionary Approach to Behavior?
Subrena Smith, Philosophy, University of New Hampshire

December 3, 2021, 3:35PM 

Genesis, Creation, and Generation in Robert Boyle's Natural Philosophy
Ashley Inglehart, College of Medicine, Florida State University
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine 

December 10, 2021, 3:35PM 

No colloquium