University of Wisconsin–Madison

All History of Science Department Events for Spring 2013


January 25 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag
Organizational Meeting

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


February 1 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Lynnette Regouby, James Barnes, and Nick Jacobson, UW-Madison
Title: “Globalizing the History of Science Survey.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


February 8 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Scott Prinster, UW-Madison
Title: “The Queen Dethroned? The Shifting Role of the Scriptural Account of Nature.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


February 8 (Friday) at 3:00 pm

Colloquium: Domenico Bertoloni Meli, Indiana University
Title: “Visualizing Disease: Changing Perspectives in Pathological Iconography.”

Abstract: This lecture addresses how, when, and why pathology became a visual medical between 1750 and 1850. In 1750, pathologists did not see the need for illustrating their treatises; ninety years later, the Paris pathologist Jean Cruveilhier argued that illustrations in pathology were not simply desirable but necessary: his own treatise, Anatomie pathologique, published in 40 installments between 1829 and 1842, included more than 200 folio plates colored by hand. This talk addresses conceptual, social, and artistic themes in pathological iconography, providing a preliminary outline of its emergence and transformations to Cruveilhier’s time.

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections).


February 15 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Melissa Charenko, UW-Madison
Title: “Environmentalism and the Second Coming: Evangelical Christians’ Views on Environmental Action in Light of End Times.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


February 22 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Dana A. Freiburger, UW-Madison
Title: “Sweater Girl Chickens – The rise and fall of the Chicken Breast Meter.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


March 1 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag
Title: “History of Biology Job Search Discussion.”

Location:
204 Bradley Memorial
Moved to MSC 1210 conference room due to fire


March 8 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, UW-Madison
Field Trip to Ebling Library: “Fallout”: An Exhibit to Accompany the Go Big Read book Radioactive by Lauren Redniss.

Location: Ebling Library, Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave


March 8 (Friday) at 4:30 pm

Gallery Talk for “Parts & Wholes” Exhibit
Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections).

Judy Kaplan, guest co-curator of the current exhibit “Parts and Wholes,” will offer a gallery talk in Special Collections at Memorial Library. She will describe the process of selecting books, periodicals, and museum specimens to illustrate part/whole relationships in the sciences and print culture, drawing upon a wide variety of collections around campus. We hope you will be able to join us for this event.

More information at:

http://specialcollectionsuwmadisonlibraries.blogspot.com/2013/02/gallery-talk-on-march-8-for-parts-and_21.html


March 15 (Friday) at Noon

Extended Brown Bag (Noon – 1:30pm)
Title: Voices of the History of Science

Florence Hsia, “Dialogues with the Dead”
Judith Houck, “Listening to Feminists: Speeches, Shouts, Whispers and Silences”
Andrew Stuhl, “To Make Public: Scholarship for, about, and with the Arctic”

Chair: Lynn Nyhart

Location: Social Science Room 8417


March 22 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: James Barnes, UW-Madison
Title: “Galileo’s Mechanical Universe: The Problem of Epicyles in Galilean Astronomy.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


March 29 (Friday) at Noon

No Brown Bag – Spring Break


April 5 (Friday) at Noon

No Brown Bag this week


April 12 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Dan Liu, UW-Madison
Title: “Molecular Biology, Again?! OR The Unbearable Lightness of The College of Agriculture.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


April 19 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Pablo Gomez, UW-Madison
Title: “The Flesh Merchants: Iberian-Atlantic Medicine and the Commodification of Black Sick Bodies.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


April 26 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Uli Schamiloglu, UW-Madison
Title: “Finding Evidence for the Black Death in Central Eurasia.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


May 3 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Katie Robinson, UW-Madison
Title: “‘Fat Power’ and the Search for Respectability: The National Association to Aid Fat Americans, 1969-2000.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


May 3 (Friday) at 3:00 pm

Colloquium: Michael H. Shank, UW-Madison
Title: “In the Wake of Bessarion’s Greek Almagest: Ptolemaic Controversies from George of Trebizond to Piero della Francesca’s *Flagellation of Christ*”

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections).


May 10 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag
Town Hall Meeting

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial