University of Wisconsin–Madison

All History of Science Department Events for Fall 2015


September 4 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag
Welcome, introductions, and planning for the semester

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


September 11 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Stephen Neal, History of Science, UW-Madison
“Making Science Global During the Cold War.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


September 18 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Stephen Young, Geography Department and International Studies, UW-Madison
“The Word on the Street: Rumor, Race, and the Anticipation of Urban Unrest.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


September 18 (Friday) at 3:30 pm

Colloquium: Daniel Liu, History of Science, UW-Madison
“Seeing Cells Again: Molecular Vision at the Centenary of Cell Theory.”

History of Science Departmental colloquia lecture series: Seeing the Invisible: An Interdisciplinary Lecture Series Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Robert Hooke’s Micrographia.

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections)


September 25 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Melissa Charenko, History of Science, UW-Madison
Pre-circulated paper, title: “The Science of Prophecy: Past Vegetation and the Prophetic Ecology of the Dust Bowl Era.”

This paper will be distributed by e-mail to dept faculty and grad students about a week beforehand. If you are outside the dept and wish to receive a copy, please contact Pablo Gómez (email: pgomez@wisc.edu) for a copy of the paper.

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


October 2 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Vicki Daniel, History of Science, UW-Madison
“Doctors, Disinfectants, and the Dead: Public Health and the Johnstown Flood of 1889.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


October 9 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: David Sepkoski, Senior Research Scholar, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. “Historicizing Big Data” Working Group Co-leader
“Perspectives on the Field from Abroad.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


October 9 (Friday) at 3:30 pm

Colloquium: David Sepkoski, Senior Research Scholar, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. “Historicizing Big Data” Working Group Co-leader
“Big Data and the Hidden History of Life: A Long-Term Perspective.”

History of Science Departmental colloquia lecture series: Seeing the Invisible: An Interdisciplinary Lecture Series Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Robert Hooke’s Micrographia. Co-sponsored by the Center for Predictive Computational Phenotyping.

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections)


October 13 (Tuesday) at 7:00 pm

Immunization, Public Health, and Trust:
A Roundtable on Vaccine Controversies

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

This roundtable will address the ongoing controversy about the benefits and concerns surrounding vaccines. In spite of decades of successful immunization campaigns and the debunking of studies linking vaccines to diseases such as autism, vaccination is still heavily resisted by several segments of American society. We have assembled an interdisciplinary group of experts to examine and discuss this important topic. Panelists will provide historical context and analyze the scientific, educational, and ethical aspects surrounding vaccination. Short presentations will be followed by a Q&A. The roundtable is free and open to the public. (Event Poster)

Panelists: Elena Conis (Emory University), James Conway (UW-Madison), Lewis Leavitt (UW-Madison), and Karen Walloch (UW-Madison)

Moderator: Paul Kelleher (UW-Madison)

Location: Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building, Rm 1441 (map)
Next to Lot 20 Parking Ramp, entrance from University Avenue

Co-Sponsored by the Department of the History of Science. Funding courtesy of the Anonymous Fund, Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Fund, and the Lectures Committee General Fund.


October 16 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Robert D. Miller, UW-Madison
“A ‘heavy steel thing that had teeth’: An eighteenth-century case at the intersection of medical innovation, law, and ethics.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


October 23 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Meghan Doherty, Assistant Professor, Art and Art History program; Director, Doris Ullman Galleries; Curator, College Art Collections, Berea College, Kentucky

“Experiments in Teaching the Visual Cultures of Science.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial

Co-sponsored by the Center for Visual Cultures


October 23 (Friday) at 4:00 pm

Colloquium: Meghan Doherty, Assistant Professor, Art and Art History program; Director, Doris Ullman Galleries; Curator, College Art Collections, Berea College, Kentucky

“Illustrating a ‘New Visible World’ in Hooke’s Micrographia.”

History of Science Departmental colloquia lecture series: Seeing the Invisible: An Interdisciplinary Lecture Series Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Robert Hooke’s Micrographia. Co-sponsored by Art History; part of the 2015 Wisconsin Science Festival and Wisconsin Book Festival.

Location: Orchard View Room, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison (map)


October 30 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Nicole Nelson, History of Science, UW-Madison

Pre-circulated paper, chapter title: “Animal Behavior Genetics, the Past and the Future.”

This paper will be distributed by e-mail to dept faculty and grad students about a week beforehand. If you are outside the dept and wish to receive a copy, please contact Pablo Gómez (email: pgomez@wisc.edu) for a copy of the paper.

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


November 6 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Susan E. Lederer, UW-Madison

“When there’s a will: Body donation and American anatomy.”

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


November 13 (Friday) at Noon

Brown Bag: Joseph Gabriel, George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, UW-Madison

Pre-circulated paper, chapter title: “Pharmaceutical Patenting and Industrial Cooperation During the 1920s.”

This paper will be distributed by e-mail to dept faculty and grad students about a week beforehand. If you are outside the dept and wish to receive a copy, please contact Pablo Gómez (email: pgomez@wisc.edu) for a copy of the paper.

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


November 13 (Friday) at 3:30 pm

Colloquium: Molly Laas, UW-Madison

“Fats on the Ground: Dietary Studies and the Struggle to See the Universal in 19th-Century Nutrition Science.”

History of Science Departmental colloquia lecture series: Seeing the Invisible: An Interdisciplinary Lecture Series Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Robert Hooke’s Micrographia.

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections)


November 20 (Friday) at Noon

No Brown Bag – HSS meeting in San Francisco


November 27 (Friday) at Noon

No Brown Bag – Thanksgiving Holiday


December 2 (Wednesday) at 3:45 pm

Colloquium: Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga, Associate Professor, Science and Technology Studies, MIT

“Re-membering Dismembered Knowledges: African Chemistry.”

History of Science Departmental colloquia lecture series: Seeing the Invisible: An Interdisciplinary Lecture Series Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Robert Hooke’s Micrographia. Co-sponsored by the Program in African Studies.

Location: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections)


December 4 (Friday) at Noon

Discussion

Department transition will be discussed.

Location: 204 Bradley Memorial


December 11 (Friday) at Noon

Presentation and Discussion

Presentation and discussion of student posters from “Things not Words: Using Material Culture” – History of Science 350 Special Topics class taught by Catherine M. Jackson.

Location: Lobby area of Bradley Memorial Building