Consortium for Hist, Sci, Tech and Med: April Working Groups

Working Groups

Scholars can participate in Consortium Working Groups online or in person, in Philadelphia and other locations. Please follow links below for details.

  • History and Theory
    April 4, 2017
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
    April 5, 2017
    Our theme will be Polar Science. Adrian Howkins (Colorado State University), author of Frozen Empires: An Environmental History of the Antarctic Peninsula (Oxford, 2016) and Andrew Stuhl (Bucknell University), author of Unfreezing the Arctic: Science, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands (Chicago, 2016) will open the discussion by commenting on each others’ books.
  • Biological Sciences
    April 6, 2017
    Jim Endersby will join the group (in Philadelphia), and we will discuss two chapters of his book, Orchid (U. Chicago, 2016).  The discussion will be led by Rich Bellon (Department of History, Michigan State University).
  • Early Modern Science
    April 7, 2017
    The group will discuss “A Second Look: Leviathan and the Air Pump,” published in Isis, volume 108, No. 1, March 2017.
  • Human Sciences
    April 12, 2017
    Note Special Day TBA
  • Ancient and Medieval Sciences
    April 13, 2017
  • Science Beyond the West
    April 14, 2017
  • Physical Sciences
    April 18, 2017
    Jonnie Penn, University of Cambridge
  • Technology
    April 18, 2017
    Matt Wisnioski, Virginia Tech
  • History and Philosophy of Science
    April 19, 2017
    Note Special Day TBA
  • Medicine and Health
    April 21, 2017
    Joanna Radin, from the Program in History of Science & Medicine, Yale University, will present “Latent Life in Biomedicine’s Ice Age,” the first chapter of her new book, Life on Ice: A History of New Uses for Cold Blood (Chicago, 2017).