Consortium for Hist, Sci, Tech and Med: May and June 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
    May 2, 2017
    Povinelli, Elizabeth A. Geontologies:  A Requiem to Late Liberalism. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016. Chapters 1 & 2.
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
    May 3, 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
    May 4, 2017
    Lawrence Kessler will join the group, as we discuss a chapter from his on-going project, entitled “Entomology and Empire: Biological Pest Control, Diversified Farming, and Hawaiian Sugarcane Planters’ Campaign for Annexation, 1893-1898.”  Mary Richie Mcguire (of Virginia Tech’s STS Program) will lead discussion.
  • Early Modern Science
    May 5, 2017
    TBA
  • Ancient and Medieval Sciences
    May 11, 2017
    M. Osborn, “Anglo-Saxon Ethnobotany: Women’s Reproductive Medicine in Leechbook III” in Health and Healing from the Medieval Garden (2015), 145–161.
    C.M. Guardiola-Griffiths, “Homegrown: From the Woman’s Workplace to the Medieval Garden” La corónica 44 (2015): 39–65.