University of Wisconsin–Madison

All History of Science Department Events for Fall 2012


September 7 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag
Introductions and Planning

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


September 7 (Friday) at 3:00 pm

Colloquium: Megan Raby, UW-Madison
Title: “Taming ‘Jungle Island:’ The transformation of Barro Colorado Island into a field station for tropical biology.”

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections).


September 14 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Rick Keller and Sue Lederer, UW-Madison
Title: “Notes on the Search Experience: Perspectives from the Committee.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


September 21 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Jim Lattis, et. al., UW-Madison
Title: “Non-Tenure-Track Options for History of SMT Grads.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


September 28 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Toshihiro Higuchi, UW-Madison
Title: “Radioactive Fallout, the Grammar of Externalities, and the Making of a Global Pollution Crisis, 1945-1963.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


October 5 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Carrie Roy, UW-Madison
Title: “Digital Humanities: Creativity, Collaboration, and You.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


October 5 (Friday) at 3:00 pm

Colloquium: Anna Zeide, UW-Madison
Title: “Growing a Better Pea: Canners, Farmers, and Agricultural Scientists in the 1910s and 1920s.”

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections).


October 12 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Dayle DeLancey and Katie Robinson, UW-Madison
Title: “Doing History, Protecting Privacy: IRBs, HIPAA, and Historical Research.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


October 19 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, UW-Madison
Title: All A Glow: A Discussion of Go Big Read’s Radioactive.
(The UW 2012 Go Big Read book by Lauren Redniss)

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


October 26 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Molly Laas, UW-Madison
Title: “Smelling Newtown Creek: Lay Ways of Knowing and Urban Environmental Pollution in Nineteenth-Century New York City.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


November 2 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Meridith Beck-Sayre and Nicholas Jacobson, UW-Madison
Title: “A Place Where No Men Dwell, Nor Souls Pass Away: Defining Spiritual Landscapes in Giambattista Riccioli’s Selenography.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


November 2 (Friday) at 3:00 pm

Colloquium: Wendy Kline, University of Cincinnati
Title: “Birth in Transition: Modern Midwifery and the Controversy over Home Birth.”

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections).


November 9 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Terry Kelley, UW-Madison, English
“Clandestine Marriages: Working Figures on a Scientific Ground.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


November 16 (Friday) at Noon

No Brown Bag – 2012 HSS/PSA Meeting in San Diego


November 23 (Friday) at Noon

No Brown Bag – Thanksgiving Holiday


November 30 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Robert-Jan Wille, Radboud Universiteit, Netherlands
““The European empires as living laboratories? The imperial turn in the Dutch and Belgian history of science.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


December 7 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag
Town Meeting

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


December 7 (Friday) at 3:00 pm

Colloquium: Peter Susalla, UW-Madison
Title: “‘A Major Place of Weakness in the Creationist Armor:’ Young-earth Creationism and the Challenge of Modern Cosmology, 1961-1999.”

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections).


December 14 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Sam Schweber, History of Science, Brandeis University
Title: “The Transformation of Physics from 1945 to the mid-70s.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial