University of Wisconsin–Madison

All History of Science Department Events for Fall 2010


September 3 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag
Introductions


September 10 (Friday) at Noon

Kellen Backer, Bridget Collins, Brad Moore, and Scott Trigg, UW-Madison
“The TAA, and the place of teaching in a graduate career.”


September 17 (Friday) at Noon

Sarah Hodges, University of Warwick
“Global Histories of Medicine.”


September 24 (Friday) at Noon

Rana Hogarth, Yale University
“Cachexia Africana: Slave Resistance and Medical Authority in the Americas.”


September 28 (Tuesday) at 12:30 pm

Colloquium: Ruth Richardson, Hong Kong University and University of Cambridge
Title: “Human Bodies & Their Parts: Appropriations & Donations from Bodysnatching to Transplants.”

Note time and location change for this colloquium due to the Presidential visit
to the UW campus. Colloquium begins at 12:30pm in Bradley Hall Room 204.

One of “Appropriations: Collecting for Science” Colloquium Series talks – see History of Science department news for the schedule of all talks in this series.


October 1 (Friday) at Noon

Charlotte Borst, Whittier College (History of Science, UW Madison, 1989)
“A Conversation with Charlotte Borst,” currently Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Whittier College, Whittier, California.


October 5 (Tuesday) at 4:00 pm

Colloquium: Dominique Tobell, University of Minnesota
Title: “Circulating Knowledge, Appropriating Capital: Building the Pharma-Medical Complex in Post-War America”

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections). Cookies & coffee will be available at 3:45pm.

One of “Appropriations: Collecting for Science” Colloquium Series talks – see History of Science department news for the schedule of all talks in this series.


October 8 (Friday) at Noon

Katie Robinson, UW-Madison
“The ‘Vicious Circle’: Obesity in Adolescent Girls as Physiological and Social Pathology, 1956-1972.”


October 15 (Friday) at Noon

Christy Clark-Pujara, UW-Madison

“The Hazard Brothers of Rhode Island and the Textile Industry (Negro Cloth) in Antebellum America.”


October 22 (Friday) at Noon

Megan Raby, UW-Madison
“Sixty-one Years of Soledad: University and Corporate Science at Harvard’s Research Station in Soledad, Cuba, 1898-1959.”


October 22 (Friday) at 3:30 pm

Co-sponsored Lecture: Professor Frederick E. Nelson, University of Delaware
“The World’s Most Enterprising Woman Explorer: The Louise Arner Boyd Arctic Expeditions of the American Geographical Society.”

Location: Science Hall, Room 180. Co-sponsored with Geography / Yi-Fu Tuan Lecture Series.


October 26 (Tuesday) at 4:00 pm

Mellon Science & Print Culture Workshop

Topic: Alternative science & the occult in print culture: From the holdings of Special Collections. Introduction by Ronald Numbers, University of Wisconsin.

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections).

An A.W. Mellon/Helen C. White Interdisciplinary Workshop in the Humanities, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at UW-Madison with support from the A.W. Mellon Foundation and the College of Letters and Science.


October 27 (Wednesday) at Noon

Special Brownbag with Rebecca Skloot
Topic: On “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”

Location: Auditorium 1306 in the Health Sciences Learning Center located at 750 Highland Avenue.

This event takes place from Noon to 1:30pm and will include UW health sciences departments as well as the HOS and MHB departments.


October 29 (Friday) at Noon

Micaela Sullivan Fowler and Lynnette Regouby, UW-Madison
“Lynnette and Micaela’s Big Exhibit Adventure: What We Learned Because of Henrietta.”


November 2 (Tuesday) at 4:00 pm

Colloquium: Helen Tilley, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: “Appropriation, Exchange, or Entanglements? Studying the History of African Colonialism, Decolonization, and the Codification of ‘Traditional Medicine’”

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections). Cookies & coffee will be available at 3:45pm.

One of “Appropriations: Collecting for Science” Colloquium Series talks – see History of Science department news for the schedule of all talks in this series.


November 5 (Friday) at Noon

No Brown Bag – HSS Annual Meeting in Montreal (Nov. 4-7)


November 12 (Friday) at Noon

Lynn Nyhart and Lynnette Regouby, UW-Madison
“The National Research Council Report on Graduate Programs.”


November 16 (Tuesday) at 4:00 pm

Colloquium: Meghan Doherty, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellow, Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Visual Cultures (University of Madison-Wisconsin)

Title: “Discovering the ‘true form:’ Hooke’s Micrographia and the Visual Vocabulary of Engraved Portraits”

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections).


November 19 (Friday) at Noon

Eric Schatzberg, UW-Madison
On early German philosophy of technology.


November 26 (Friday) at Noon

No Brown Bag – Thanksgiving Holiday


November 30 (Tuesday) at 4:00 pm

Colloquium: Hannah Landecker, University of California, Los Angeles

Title: “An Image is Worth a Thousand Dollars: Pictures of Human Matter in the Visual Culture Industry.”

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections). Cookies & coffee will be available at 3:45pm.

One of “Appropriations: Collecting for Science” Colloquium Series talks – see History of Science department news for the schedule of all talks in this series.


December 3 (Friday) at Noon

Bridget Collins, UW-Madison
On Polio Narratives


December 8 (Wednesday) at 4:00 pm

Adam R. Shapiro, UW-Madison

“Science and Textbook Culture: Looking Beyond Training and Popularization.”

Location: 4207 Helen C. White (SLIS Commons)
This event is one of the Mellon – Print Culture events.


December 10 (Friday) at Noon

Town hall meeting