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

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September 8, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Minnesota, United States
Subject Fields: 
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Philosophy, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Social History / Studies
History of Science, Technology and Medicine ColloquiumFall 2017
Lectures are held on Fridays at 3:35pm in 275 Nicholson Hall, 216 Pillsbury Dr SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
September 8
"Technology, Religion, and Postwar Debates about the Order of Creation:  How the History of Science and Religion has Led Us into Error in Analyzing Technology and Religion"
Jennifer Alexander, History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota
September 15
"‘He Will Be a Better Citizen as a Legitimate Addict’: The Forgotten History of 
Harm Reduction in America’s First Opioid Epidemic"
David Herzberg, Department of History, University at Buffalo
A Dorothy Bernstein Lecture in the History of Psychiatry
September 22
"When Children are Better Learners than Adults: Theory Formation, Causal Models, and the Evolution of Learning"
Alison Gopnik, Department of Psychology, University of California - Berkeley
September 29
"Inviting Girls Into the Lab: the Rise of Diversity Advocacy in STEM, 1950-Present"
Amy Bix, Department of History, Iowa State University
October 6
"Cold War Curvature: Measuring and Modeling Gravity in Postwar American Physics"
David Kaiser, Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Co-sponsored with the School of Physics and Astronomy
October 13
"Structural Bias and the Commercialization of Medicine"
Rebecca Kukla, Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University
October 20
"Fluidity, Elasticity, and Activity: Conceptualizing Air from Boyle to the Early Newtonians"
Victor Boantza, History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota
Promotion & Tenure Seminar - Co-sponsored with the School of Physics and Astronomy
October 27
"An Epistemology of Scientific Investigation "
C. Kenneth Waters, Department of Philosophy, University of Calgary
November 3
"Astrology from University Lecture to Print Culture"
Darin Hayton, Department of History, Haverford College
Co-sponsored with the Center for Early Modern History and the Center for Austrian Studies
November 10
"Absolute Space, Relative Motion, and the Method of Newtonian Physics"
Rob DiSalle, Department of Philosophy, Western University
November 17
"Unification and Heuristic Strategies in the Development of Quantum Theory"
Molly Kao, Department of Philosophy, University of Montreal
A CSE Distinguished Scientists and Engineers from Underrepresented Groups Lecture
December 1
"Active Ignorance and the Rhetoric of Biological Race Realism"
Nora Berenstain, Department of Philosophy, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
December 8
"Eurasianism in Soviet Science: The Environmental Views of Aleksandr Fersman "
Andy Bruno, Department of History, Northern Illinois 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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