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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 Central Time (UTC-6). For Fall 2020, the colloquia will be online via Zoom.

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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 2021

January 22, 2021, 3:35PM CST

The Program in History of Medicine will host two panels for the American Association of the History of Medicine
1:30 pm CST Cultured Knowledge: Biohistorical Approaches to Microbial Culture Collections
3:30 pm CST The Medical Management of Bodes: Intersex, Inmates, and Aids to Hearing
More details here
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

January 29, 2021, 3:35PM CST

Predictively Equivalent Theories: What’s the Problem?
Pablo Acuña, Philosophy Institute, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Abstract View the presentation here

February 12, 2021, 3:35PM CST

Annual Science Studies Symposium
Evidence-Based Medicine is stuck: Suggestions to unclog it
Steven Stovitz,  Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota
Abstract View the presentation here

February 19, 2021, 3:35PM CST

Plucking Flowers, Despoiling Islands: Settler Colonial Botany in Interwar Hawai‘i
Ashanti Shih, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, University of Southern California
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

March 12, 2021, 3:35PM CST

Minding the Nose: More than meets the AI?
Ann-Sophie BarwichDepartment of History & Philosophy of Science, and Cognitive Science Program, Indiana University Bloomington
Abstract

April 16, 2021, 3:35PM CDT

Connecting the Dots: A History of Systems Thinking in Chinese Agricultural Science and Politics
Sigrid Schmalzer, Department of History, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

 

Fall 2020

October 2, 2020

Cryptic Effects at a Distance: Constructing Causal Claims in Fetal Epigenetic Programming Research
Sarah Richardson, History of Science and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard
Abstract
Sponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science

October 16, 2020

Health Care Ideals, Activism, and Politics in Cold War America: Establishing Outpatient Mental Health Care for Veterans of the War in Vietnam
Jessica Adler, Department of History, Florida International University
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

November 13, 2020

Holy Modern: Cold War Fascism and the Technoaesthetics of Imperial Imagination
Maria Gonzalez Pendas, Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Abstracts

Previous colloquia

KuhnFest Fall 2012