History of Biology

2018 Sep 13

History of Science Seminars: Terence Keel

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Science Center 469

Terrence KeelTerence Keel
The Department of African American Studies,
University of California, Los Angeles

“Ghosts in the Machine: Christianity, Race, and the Haunting of Biological Science”

2017 Dec 07

Harvard Environmental History Working Group

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE), 26 Oxford St., 4th Floor

Speaker: Gillian Osborne
(Harvard University Center for the Environment)
Title: Bioregion and Biodescription: Reading and Writing in Place

 

2017 Nov 14

Harvard Environmental History Working Group

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE), 26 Oxford St., 4th Floor

Speaker: Rosalyn LaPier
(Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Montana)
Title: Plants that Purify: The Natural and Supernatural History of Smudging

 

2017 Oct 19

Harvard Environmental History Working Group

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE), 26 Oxford St., 4th Floor

Speaker: Daniel Zizzamia
(Ziff Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment & Department of History)
Title: Beneath the Frontier: Fossils, Coal and Remaking the American West, 1800-1920

 

2017 Apr 13

Mind, Brain, & Behavior Panel Discussion: What is Mental Illness? A Humanistic, Genetic, & Cognitive Perspective

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

 

How have people thought about mental illness in different cultures, and are there positive aspects associated with it, thinking historically and scientifically? Should we think of mental illness as categorically different or as deviations from the normal healthy state? What measures other than pharmaceutical medicines can be helpful for maintaining positive mental health? Join us as we take a deep dive into the biological, historical and psychological aspects of mental illness.

A panel featuring: Prof. Anne Harrington (History of Science),
Prof....

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