Past Events

  • 2015 Oct 06

    Seminar: Peter Weingart

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Science Center 469

    Title: "Science, Public, and the Media: The Challenges of Science Communication"

  • 2015 Oct 05

    HMWG: Frank Blibo

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    SC469

    Frank Blibo (History of Science), “The ‘New’ Scientific Racism and the Misjudgment of Man: Rationalizing Human Difference in a (Post)-Genomic Age”

  • 2015 Sep 28

    HMWG: Nils Hansson (University of Cologne)

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    SC469

    Nils Hansson (University of Cologne), “Enacting Excellency: Awarding Nobel Prizes (or Not) to Surgeons in the Twentieth Century”

  • 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...

    Read more about MSWG: Miriam Rich
  • 2015 Sep 21

    HMWG: Colleen Lanier-Christensen

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    SC469

    Colleen Lanier-Christensen (History of Science), “Managing a ‘Moon Shot’ for Cancer: Contract Research at the National Cancer Institute”

  • 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...

    Read more about MSWG: Felix Lüttge

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