Welcome to the blog for the program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine! This blog is meant to be a forum for any number of HSTM related subjects. I would hope that this blog can be a place where current faculty and grad students can discuss weekly colloquia, where alumni and others can post about upcoming articles, books, and general updates (both personal and professional), and where general HSTM ideas, events, and discussions can be posted on a regular basis. Please feel free to post at any time. Everybody is welcome.
If you have any questions about the colloquium schedule or any specific questions about the program you should contact Barbara Eastwold, the administrative assistant for the program, as I am merely a blog administrator/graduate student and wield no real power.
Midwest Junto: March 27-29th at the Linda Hall Library, Kansas City
AAHM Annual Meeting: April 23-26 in Clevland, OH
ISHPSSB: July 12-18 in Brisbane, Australia
SHOT Annual Meeting: October 15-19 in Pittsburgh, PA
HSS Annual Meeting: November 19-22 in Pheonix, AZ
HSTM Colloquium Schedule - Spring 2009
Lectures are held on Fridays at 3:35 p.m. in room 131 of the Tate Laboratory of Physics on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota unless otherwise noted (refreshments at 3:15 p.m. in room 216). All are welcome.
January 23 Annual Science Studies Symposium*
Douglas Allchin Program in History of Science and Technology, and Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science University of Minnesota "Teaching Science Lawlessly"
Naomi Scheman Department of Philosophy University of Minnesota "Objectivity as Trustworthiness"
Alan Gross Department of Communications Studies University of Minnesota "Verbal–Visual Interaction in Science"
January 30 David Sepkoski Department of History University of North Carolina "Stephen Jay Gould, Niles Eldredge, and the 'True' History of Punctuated Equilibria"
February 6 Hugh Gorman Department of Social Sciences Michigan Technological University "The Story of N: Sustainability and Society's Changing Interaction with the Nitrogen Cycle"
February 13 David Schmit Department of Psychology College of St. Catherine "Sympathetic Contagions and Investment Scheme Crazes: Mesmerism and Nineteenth-Century Theories of Social Influence"
February 20 Peter Richerson* Department of Environmental Science and Policy University of California, Davis "Darwinian Evolutionary Ethics: Between Patriotism and Sympathy"
February 27 Nathan Ensmenger Department of History and Sociology of Science University of Pennsylvania "Is Chess the Drosophila of AI? Computer Games as Experimental Technologies in Artificial Intelligence"
March 6 John Powers*** Department of History Virginia Commonwealth University "Herman Boerhaave and the Demarcation of Chemistry from Alchemy"
March 13 No colloquium: Spring Break
March 20 No colloquium: Spring Break
March 27 Frederick Kronz* National Science Foudatin "On Actual and Virtual Chances"
April 3 Chandra Mukerji** Communication Studies University of California, San Diego "Impersonal Rule: Logistical Power and the Canal du Midi"
April 10 Richard Burkhardt Department of History University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign "Studying Behavior Biologically: Konrad Lorenz, Niko Tinbergen, and the Founding of Ethology"
April 17 Special Colloquium in Honor of Alan E. Shapiro Jed Z. Buchwald Department of History California Institute of Technology Noel M. Swerdlow Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics University of Chicago
April 24 Jon Marks * Department of Anthropology University of North Carolina-Charlotte "Evolution and Relativism"
May 1 Kathryn Steen Department of History & Politics Drexel University "What's 'The Big Idea'?: Patents and the Ideology of Invention"