University of Minnesota - History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Colloquium Series

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January 19, 2018 to April 27, 2018
Minnesota, United States
Subject Fields: 
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Philosophy, Social History / Studies, Health and Health Care

History of Science, Technology and Medicine Colloquium: Spring 2018

Lectures are held on Fridays at 3:35pm in 155 Nicholson Hall, 216 Pillsbury Dr SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.



January 19

"How Einstein Came to Use the Action-Reaction Principle in Promoting his Theory of Gravity"

Harvey Brown, Philosophy of Physics - University of Oxford

January 26

"’Recovery’ as Concept, Model, and Movement in the Mental Health Field: the Challenge of Writing a ‘History of the Present’"

Nancy Tomes, Department of History - Stony Brook University

February 2

"Hypernatural: Architecture's New Relationship with Nature" - MCPS Annual Science Studies Symposium

Marc Swackhamer, School of Architecture - University of Minnesota

February 9

"Ptolemy’s Ethics"

Jacqueline Feke, Department of Philosophy - University of Waterloo

February 16

"A 'Big Business Built for Little Customers:' Children and the Flavored Aspirin Market in the United States, 1948–1973”

Cynthia Connolly, School of Nursing - University of Pennsylvania

February 23

"Did Humoral Theory Undergo any Changes in Post-Avicennian Medicine? Examples from the Commentaries of Ibn al-Nafīs (d. 1288) and his Successors in Western Eurasia"

Nahyan Fancy, Department of History - DePauw University

March 2

"Using Models to Correct Data: Paleodiversity and the Fossil Record"

Alisa Bokulich, Department of Philosophy - Boston University

March 23

"Court-Ordered Cesarean Sections in 1980s America"

Rebecca Kluchin, Department of History - California State University, Sacramento

March 30

"‘A Coldly Scientific Venture’: Unwed Mothers and the Eugenic Baby Panic"

Susan Rensing, Department of Women's & Gender Studies - University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

HSTM Alumni Lecture

April 6

“Compositional Minimalism”

Stuart Glennan, Department of Philosophy - Butler University

April 13

"Wilhelm Homberg’s Laboratories and Instruments: Doing Chymistry in Early Modern France"

Lawrence Principe, Department of History of Science & Technology - Johns Hopkins University

April 20

"Margaret Burbidge, and the Annie Jump Cannon Award; or How I Met Vera Rubin -- a Personal and Scientific Recollection"

Roberta Humphreys, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics - University of Minnesota

April 27

"How to Acquire Number Concepts: A New Puzzle (With Stewart Shapiro and Eric Snyder)"

Richard Samuels, Department of Philosophy - The Ohio State University


Presentations are sponsored by the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine and the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.

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