University of Wisconsin–Madison

All History of Science Department Events for Fall 2013


September 6 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag
Introductions and Planning

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


September 13 (Friday) at Noon

Richard Hirsh, Virginia Tech

“History of Science & Technology and Public Policy: Reflections on an Academic’s Attempt to Influence the Real World.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


September 20 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Mike Shank, UW-Madison

“The Furore about Greenblatt’s *The Swerve*: Why Historians (of Science) Should Care.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


September 20 (Friday) at 3:30 pm

Colloquium: Toshihiro Higuchi, UW-Madison

“Birth of the ’Atomic Tuna’: Radioactive Fallout and the Trans-Pacific Politics of Radiological Standards, 1954-1956.” (Abstract)

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections).


September 27 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Lynn Nyhart, UW-Madison

Discussion of Thomas Frank’s recently published article, “Course Corrections.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


October 4 (Friday) at Noon

David Jones, Harvard University

“Heart Disease and Health Policy in post-Independence India.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


October 4 (Friday) at 3:30 pm

Colloquium: David Jones, Harvard University

“On the Origins of Therapies: Cardiac Revascularization and the Surgical Imagination, 1910-1970.”

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections).


October 11 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Florence Hsia, UW-Madison

“History of science: one of history’s others?”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


October 18 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Lynn Nyhart, UW-Madison

“Careers beyond the professoriat: How can professors help?”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


October 25 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Elham Mireshghi, Ph.D. candidate, Anthropology, University of California at Irvine

“Sacred Knowledges and Expert Opinions – The Making of Fatwas on Kidney Sales in Iran.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


November 1 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Lynnette Regouby, UW-Madison

“Saffron Fields and Naval Hospitals: Tending Bodies from the Outside In.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


November 8 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Molly Laas, UW-Madison

“The Manual For the Animal Machine: An Intellectual and Social History of Bodily Energetics, 1840-1930.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


November 8 (Friday) at 3:30 pm

Colloquium: Ronald Numbers, UW-Madison

“The Truth about Darwinism in America.”

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections).


November 15 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Dayle DeLancey, UW-Madison, and Jeff Kollath, Public Humanities Program Manager at the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities

“Public Humanities Training Resources for Graduate Students at UW-Madison.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


November 22 (Friday) at Noon

No Brown Bag – HSS meeting in Boston (November 21-24)


November 29 (Friday) at Noon

No Brown Bag – Thanksgiving Holiday


December 6 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Tom Misa, University of Minnesota

“Building an Infrastructure for Computer Security History: What is Gained and What is Lost with ’Big History’ Projects?”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


December 6 (Friday) at 3:30 pm

Colloquium: Meridith Beck Sayre, UW-Madison

“The Index, the Indian, and the young ladies: How a seventeenth-century missionary text became anthropological data and legal evidence.”

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections).


December 13 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Dan Liu, UW-Madison

“From protoplasm to whales.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial