Modern Sciences

2016 May 05

HMNH Public Lecture



Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St.

Title: Natural and Induced Earthquakes: The Hidden Threat to Large Cities in the United States

Marine Denolle, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, who will discuss how scientists are applying new tools to predict and model earthquakes.

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2015 Dec 04

MSWG: Anouska Bhattacharyya

4:00pm to 6:00pm



"Tactile Elements: Digital Imprints of the Raj"

Note change of time (Friday afternoon)

2015 Nov 04

MSWG: Dan Volmar

12:00pm to 1:30pm


Science Center 252

"The Missile, the Forest, and the Garbage Can"

RSVP here by Monday, Nov. 2 for lunch.

In 1960, officials of the United States government began to worry that nuclear-armed missiles in the Minuteman class could launch on their targets unintentionally--perhaps by the hundreds. The military and its industrial partners did not share their concern. More than...

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2015 Sep 23

MSWG: Miriam Rich

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Science Center 252

"'Protecting the National Germ Plasm': Concepts of Defective Reproduction from Nineteenth-Century Embryology to American Eugenics"

RSVP here by Monday, Sep. 21 for lunch.

This talk will focus on very early-stage material from Miriam’s archival research at the American Philosophical Society this summer...

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2015 Sep 16

MSWG: Felix Lüttge

12:00pm to 1:30pm


Science Center 252

"The whalers' natural history and natural historians' whales"

Abstract: The paper uses the iconoclasm of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick as a point of departure to examine four types of images that deal with the problem of representing whales pictorially. I hope to show how the practical knowledge of whalers came...

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