Modern Sciences

2015 Dec 04

MSWG: Anouska Bhattacharyya

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

TBA

"Tactile Elements: Digital Imprints of the Raj"

Note change of time (Friday afternoon)

2015 Nov 04

MSWG: Dan Volmar

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

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

Location: 

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

Location: 

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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2015 Oct 14

MSWG: Susanne Schmidt

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Science Center 252

"Midlife Crisis: The Story of a Feminist Concept"

2015 Sep 09

MSWG: Notes from the Field: Wythe Marschall, Alex Csiszar, and Colleen Lanier Christensen

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Science Center 252

First meeting of the fall term for the Modern Sciences Working Group. A panel discussion featuring students and faculty discussing their recent research experiences.

Please RSVP by filling out this form. Lunch will be served if you RSVP before Monday, Sep 7.

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