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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 101 Tate Hall. Subscribe to our mailing list for colloquium updates

Spring 2020

January 24, 2020

Annual Science Symposium
Evolving Plant Populations and the Contingency of Genetic Effects
Ruth Shaw, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota

January 31, 2020

Enslaved Histories: Value, Risk, and the Imagination of the Quantifiable Body in the Early Modern Iberian Atlantic
Pablo Gomez, Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

February 7, 2020

The Age of Nitrogen: the Colonial Green Revolution and Postcolonial Fertilizer
Hiromi Mizuno, History, University of Minnesota
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

February 14, 2020

The People's War against Earthquakes: Science, Disasters, and Politics in Communist China
Fa-ti Fan, History, Binghampton University
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

February 21, 2020

Jim Crow in the Asylum: Psychiatry and Civil Rights in the American South
Kylie Smith, School of Nursing, Emory University
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

February 28, 2020

Epistemic Integration and Cross-Disciplinary Science
Michael O'Rourke, Philosophy & AgBioResearch, Michigan State University

March 6, 2020

No colloquium

March 13, 2020

No colloquium, Spring Break

March 20, 2020 - CANCELLED

‘So few see the importance of antepartum care’: Early efforts to encourage low income women to engage with prenatal care
Janet Greenlees, Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

March 27, 2020  - CANCELLED

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 University

April 3, 2020  - CANCELLED

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

April 10, 2020 - CANCELLED

Typhoid Cultures: Disease, Medical Science, and Popular Politics in Victorian Britain
Jacob Steere-Williams, Department of History, College of Charleston
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

April 17, 2020 - CANCELLED

Erle Stanley Gardner’s ‘Court of Last Resort’ and the Pursuit of Wrongful Conviction in Cold War America (forensic science)
Ian Burney, Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Manchester
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

April 24, 2020 - CANCELLED

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

May 1, 2020 - CANCELLED

What’s a Replication? 
Edouard Machery, History and Philosophy of Science, Pittsburgh

 

Fall 2019

September 6, 2019

The Health of the People: A New History of Latin American Social Medicine
Eric Carter, Geography, Macalester College
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

September 13, 2019

The Role of Historical Science in Methodological Actualism
Meghan Page, Philosophy, Loyola University
Sponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science

September 20, 2019

Reimagining the History of Climate Science
Debbie Coen, History, Yale University
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

September 27, 2019

New Deal Medicine and the Birth of Socialized Health Care in Canada: Fred Mott in Saskatchewan, 19461951
Esyllt Jones, History, University of Manitoba
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

October 4, 2019

The Dynamics of Epistemic Ecology: Learning from Scientific Theory Change
Lydia Patton, Philosophy, Virginia Tech
Link to presentation slides
Sponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science

October 11, 2019

Underground Evangelizing: Theodicy and Orthodoxy in Lomonosov’s Theory of Earth.
Anna Graber, Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, University of Minnesota
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

October 18, 2019

No colloquium

October 25, 2019

Indigo Trials and Tribulations: Michel Adanson’s African Laboratory
Mary Terrall, History, UCLA
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

November 1, 2019

Dispensing with Explanatory Inference
Kareem Khalifa, Philosophy, Middlebury College
Sponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science

November 8, 2019

How to Train a Mouse - Methodological Challenges to Pre-clinical Exercise Oncology
Amit Hagar, History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

November 15, 2019

The methodologists: following the scientists who make tools, not facts
Nicole Nelson, Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

November 22, 2019

A new way of seeing: Medical Humanities and the moral imperative of social justice
Brandy Shillace, Dittrick Medical History Center, Case Western University
Co-sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

November 29, 2019

No colloquium Thanksgiving

December 6, 2019

The Structure of Best Explanations
Jonah N. Schupbach, Philosophy, University of Utah
Sponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science

Abstracts

Previous colloquia

KuhnFest Fall 2012