CHSTM February Events and Working Groups

February 28, 2018

Working Groups

Scholars can participate in Consortium Working Groups online or in person, in Philadelphia and other locations. Please follow links below for details.
  • Biological Sciences
    Thursday, February 1, 2018 – 6:00pm EST
    Excerpts from: John Jackson Jr .and David J. Depew, Darwinism, Democracy and race: Anthropology and Evolutionary Biology in the Twentieth Century (Routledge, 2017)
  • Early Modern Science
    Friday, February 2, 2018 – 12:00pm EST
    We will discuss a selection of articles from the June 2017 special issue of History of Science on Iberian science.  Maria Portuondo, who wrote the introduction to this issue, will join us from Johns Hopkins.
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – 6:00pm
    We will discuss the recent Osiris volume on “Data Histories”.
  • History and Theory
    Friday, February 9, 2018 – 3:30pm
    We will discuss the introduction and Chapter 5 of Nikhil Anand, Hydraulic City: Water and the Infrastructures of Citizenship in Mumbai (Duke University Press, 2017).
  • History and Philosophy of Science
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – 6:15pm
    This Spring we will be reading:
    Lena Soler, Emiliano Trizio, and Andrew Pickering, eds., Science as it Could Have Been (Pittsburgh, 2015). For the first meeting, please read Chapters 1 and 2. Noel Swanson (U of Delaware) will be leading off the discussion.
  • Physical Sciences
    Friday, February 16, 2018 – 9:30am
    Gabriel Henderson, Postdoctoral Research Associate, American Institute of Physics, College Park, MD.  “Resurrecting Maunder’s Ghost: John ‘Jack’ Eddy, the Maunder Minimum, and the Rise of a Dilettante Astrophysicist.”
  • Technology
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – 6:00pm
    Christopher Otter, Ohio State, will present an excerpt from his book-in-progress “The Vital State: Food Systems, Nutrition Transitions, and the Making of Industrial Britain”.
  • Human Sciences
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – 6:00pm
    We will be discussing chapters from the book The Lost White Tribe: Explorers, Scientists, and the Theory That Changed a Continent with its author, historian Michael Robinson.


Please check the Consortium Events Calendar for more details on the events below.

  • February 1, 2018
    Ellen Cohn, Yale University
    Barbara Oberg, Princeton University
    Editing Franklin
    American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, PA)
  • February 1, 2018
    It’s Alive! Frankenstein and the Modern World
    The Rosenbach (Philadelphia, Pa)
  • February 5, 2018
    Sari Altschuler, Northeastern University
    The Medical Imagination: Literature and Health in the Early United States
    Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • February 9, 2018
    Decent of Darwin
    Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • February 10, 2018
    John A. Higgins, Princeton
    Wagner’s Winter Wonderland: The Ice Age
    Wagner Free Institute of Science (Philadelphia, PA)
  • February 14, 2018
    Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, MD, FACOG, National Birth Equity Collaborative
    Dr. William Callaghan, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Merck & Co.
    The 2018 New York Maternal Mortality Summit
    The New York Academy of Medicine (New York, NY)
  • February 15, 2018
    Margaret Farr, Independent Art Historian
    A Brief History of Photography
    Newberry Library (Chicago, IL)
  • February 16, 2018
    After Matter: Rupture, Persistence, Survival
    University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • February 17, 2018
    Robert Hicks, College of Physicians
    Vaccination Pure and Spurious: The Confederate Vaccination Crisis of the Civil War
    Community College of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
  • February 20, 2018
    Paul Jackson, University of Delaware
    “The Money Value of a Man:” Healthy Bodies Through Economics
    University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
  • February 22, 2018
    Cathy Gere, University of California, San Diego
    Medical Hedonists in the Kingdom of Ends: Patient Autonomy since the National Research Act
    Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • February 28, 2018
    Susan L. Burns, University of Chicago
    Leprosy and Medical Knowledge Production in Japan, 17th-20th Century
    Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • February 28, 2018
    Benjamin Wurgaft, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Cultured Meat and Three Futures of Flesh
    University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • February 28, 2018
    Lynette Regouby
    Threshold: Generations of Change in Botanical Practice at the end of the Ancien Regime
    Columbia University (New York, NY)

Posted: February 05, 2018