History of Biology

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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