University of Wisconsin–Madison

All History of Science Department Events for Fall 2011


September 2 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag
Introductions and Planning

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


September 9 (Friday) at Noon

Victoria Nourse, UW-Madison Law School
“Progressive Science: The Eugenic Revival of the 1930s.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


September 16 (Friday) at Noon

Rick Keller, UW-Madison
Biopolitics: Life in Past and Present” – An Introduction to the 2011-12 Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar at the Center for the Humanities.


September 23 (Friday) at Noon

Judy Houck, UW-Madison, and Troy Reeves, Archives, Library, UW-Madison
“On Oral History.”


September 30 (Friday) at Noon

Adam Shapiro, UW-Madison
“Nebraska, 1924: America’s First Anti-Evolution Trial.”


October 7 (Friday) at Noon

Andrew Stuhl, UW-Madison
“Reindeer for the Inuit: Science and Politics in the Arctic’s First Development Project.”


October 14 (Friday) at Noon

James Moore, Open University
“On Alfred Russel Wallace.”


October 14 (Friday) at 2:00 pm

Colloquium: James Moore, Open University
Title: “Darwin and the ‘Sin’ of Slavery.”

Location: Gale Vandenberg Auditorium, Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin.

Co-sponsored with the Isthmus Society and Departments of Philosophy Zoology. One of “Science and the Citizen” Colloquium Series talks.


October 21 (Friday) at Noon

Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, Ebling Library, UW-Madison
“On the Seaworthy Exhibit.”

Location: Meeting and exhibit at Ebling Library 3rd Floor Historical Reading Room.


October 28 (Friday) at Noon

Tom Broman, Florence Hsia, Helen Tilley, Dayle Delancey, and Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, (all) UW-Madison
“How to Have a Successful Research Trip.”


October 28 (Friday) at 3:00 pm

Colloquium: Peter Dear, Cornell University
Title: “Motives, Reasons, and Passions in Early-Modern Natural Philosophy.”


November 4 (Friday) at Noon

No Brown Bag – 2011 HSS/SHOT Meeting in Cleveland


November 11 (Friday) at Noon

J. Michelle Molina, Northwestern University
Title: “Circulations: Jesuit Heart and Science in the Eighteenth-Century Catholic Atlantic World.”

Location: Memorial Library 126. Co-sponsored with the Mellon Workshop on Science and Print Culture.


November 11 (Friday) at 3:00 pm

Colloquium: Kristin Ruggiero, UW-Milwaukee
Title: “Neurasthenia, Modernity, and Citizenship in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Argentina.”

One of “Science and the Citizen” Colloquium Series talks.


November 18 (Friday) at Noon

Robin Rider, Florence Hsia, and Meridith Beck Sayre, UW-Madison
“Jesuits and the Construction of Knowledge, 1540–1773” – An Exhibit in Special Collections, Memorial Library.

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial.


November 25 (Friday) at Noon

No Brown Bag – Thanksgiving Holiday


December 2 (Friday) at Noon

Denise Phillips, University of Tennessee
“Koselleck’s History of Concepts and the History of Science.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


December 2 (Friday) at 3:00 pm

Colloquium: Denise Phillips, University of Tennessee
Title: “Serving the State, Recasting Nature: Agricultural Expertise, Citizenship, and Political Power in Germany, 1750-1850.”

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections). Cookies & coffee will be available at 2:45 pm.

Co-sponsored by CGES. One of “Science and the Citizen” Colloquium Series talks.


December 9 (Friday) at Noon

Town hall meeting

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


December 9 (Friday) at 3:00 pm

Colloquium: Frank Uekötter (Deutsches Museum and Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich)
Title: “Cultivating the One and Only Plant: Perspectives of a Global History of Monoculture.”

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections). Cookies & coffee will be available at 2:45 pm.

Co-sponsored by Medical History & Bioethics, Center for German and European Studies, Nelson Institute’s Center for Culture, History and Environment, and the Holtz Center. One of “Science and the Citizen” Colloquium Series talks.