University of Wisconsin–Madison

All History of Science Department Events for Fall 2014

History of Medicine Book

September 5 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag
Introductions and Planning

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


September 12 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Michael Shank, History of Science, UW-Madison
“Rethinking Mathematical Culture from Pythagoras to Cusa: David Albertson’s Mathematical Theologies (Oxford, 2014).”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


September 19 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Mitra Sharafi, Law School, UW-Madison
“Abortion in Colonial India: Medico-Legal Dialogues.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


September 25 (Thursday) at 3:30 pm

47th Wisconsin Workshop: “Measuring the World: Formation, Transformation and Transmission of the ‘National’ and the ‘Universal’ from the Eighteenth Century to the Present.” Organized by the UW German Dept.

The focus of this September 25-27 workshop will be to explore the various ways in which German culture, thought, and ideals have been developed and exported to shape widely accepted ways of viewing the world.

Cosponsored by the UW History of Science Dept.
Location: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI (map)


September 26 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Jamie Brannon, History of Science, UW-Madison
Dragmaticon and De Sphaera: An Appraisal of Two Important Medieval Astronomy Works.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


October 3 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Dana Freiburger, History of Science, UW-Madison
“My Encounter with Copyright – Securing Image Permissions for Volume 6 of the History of Cartography.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


October 3 (Friday) at 3:30 pm

Colloquium: Merlin Chowkwanyun, Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, Population Health Sciences Dept, UW-Madison
“Health Reform from Below: The 1960s Riots and the Urban Health Crisis.” Abstract

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections).


October 10 (Friday) at 9:30 am

Talk: Anne Fausto-Sterling, Brown University
“How Your Generic Baby Acquires Gender: A Dynamic Systems Approach.”

This is the keynote talk for the Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology being held October 10-11, 2014. Free and open to the public. (Event Poster)

Location: On Wisconsin rooms of the Red Gym.

Symposium sponsored by the Center for Research on Gender and Women (web site); Fausto-Sterling keynote talk cosponsored by the History of Science Dept.


October 10 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Lynn Nyhart, History of Science, UW-Madison
“Bringing the History of Science Society into the 21st Century.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


October 17 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Emer Lucey, History of Science, UW-Madison
“The History of Medicine and Science on TV.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


October 24 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: John Lourdusamy, India Institute of Technology, Madras
“With an ‘Eye’ to ‘Cure’: The Diverse Meanings of the Eye Infirmary in Colonial Madras Presidency.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


October 31 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Sabine Arnaud, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
“Defining Deafness as a Medical Problem in Nineteenth-Century France.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


October 31 (Friday) at 4:00 pm

Colloquium: Sabine Arnaud, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
“Destinies of a Metaphor: Figuring the Undefinable in French Modern Medicine (1575-1820).”

Co-sponsored with the UW French & Italian Department.
Location: 1313 Sterling Hall (map)


November 7 (Friday) at Noon

No Brown Bag (HSS meeting in Chicago and SHOT meeting in Detroit)


November 14 (Friday) at Noon

Open Discussion
Rump Session on recent HSS and SHOT meetings.

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


November 21 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Nicole Nelson (History of Science, UW-Madison),
Elizabeth Hennessy (Nelson Institute, UW-Madison), and colleagues

“Representing the Faculty Development Seminar ‘Representing Animals.’”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


November 28 (Friday) at Noon

No Brown Bag – Thanksgiving Holiday


December 5 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Carla Nappi, Associate Professor, Dept. of History, and Canada Research Chair of Early Modern Studies, University of British Columbia
“Exercises in Style: Experiments in Writing the History of Science.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


December 5 (Friday) at 3:30 pm

Colloquium: Carla Nappi, Associate Professor, Dept. of History, and Canada Research Chair of Early Modern Studies, University of British Columbia
“Ha, Habit, Habitat: Translating Sensation at the Kangxi Court.”

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections).


December 12 (Friday) at Noon

Open Discussion
Town Hall Meeting

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial