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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 in Room 155 Nicholson Hall. Subscribe to our mailing list for colloquium updates

Spring 2019

January 25, 2019, 4 pm (note change of time)

Science Studies Symposium
Optimizing the Human-Machine Partnership with Zooniverse
Lucy Fortson, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
Sponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science

February 1, 2019 Cancelled

The weather has made travel ipossible for the speaker.

Science, religion and the New Atheism: the view from the history and philosophy of science
Stephen Snobelen, Humanitites, King's College, Halifax
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

February 8, 2019

Re-evaluating SARS: health campaigns as a lens into Chinese science, administration, and state control
Miriam Gross, History and International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

February 15, 2019

Mechanisms, Multiple Realizability, and Medium Independence
Gualtiero Piccinini, Philosophy, and Center for Neurodynamics, University of Missouri - St. Louis
Sponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science

February 22, 2019

Einstein in Bohemia: Science and Prague before and after the Habsburgs
Michael Gordin, History, Princeton University
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

March 1, 2019

Five-Hundred Years of Plague in Ottoman History: Re-thinking the Second Pandemic
Nükhet Varlık, History, Rutgers University 
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

March 8, 2019

Theaters of Machines: Breakage, Social Order, and the Lost Histories of the Technological Self
Edward Jones-Imhotep, History, York University
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

March 15, 2019

No colloquium

March 22, 2019

No colloquium Spring break

March 29, 2019

The Politics of Popular Physiology in Germany in the 1840s and 50s
Lynn Nyhart, History, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

April 5, 2019

Author Meets Readers
Varieties of Continua: From Regions to Points and Back
Authors: Geoffrey Hellman Philosophy, University of Minnesota and Stewart Shapiro Philosophy, The Ohio State University.
Readers: Øystein Linnebo Philosophy, University of Oslo and Gabriel Uzquiano Philosophy, University of Southern California
Sponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science

April 12, 2019

Being "One of the Boys": Manliness and Experimental Zoology in Boston
Jenna Tonn, History, Boston College
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

April 19, 2019

Republic of Venus: Shopping for Venereal Cures in Early Modern London
Olivia Weisser, History, University of Massachusetts
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

April 26, 2019

Idealization and Many Aims
Angela Potochnik, Philosophy, University of Cincinnati
Sponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science

May 3, 2019

Pests, Parasites, Partners & Poisons: The metaphors and molecules that frame interspecies interactions
Rachel Mason Dentinger, Undergraduate Studies, University of Utah
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Abstracts

Previous colloquia

KuhnFest Fall 2012