March Events and Working Groups, CHSTM

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March 2019 Working Groups and Events


Working Groups


Scholars can participate in Consortium Working Groups online or in person, in Philadelphia and other locations. Check the web page for updates.
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
    March 6, 2019
    We will discuss selections from the recent special thematic issue of the British Journal for the History of Science on “Science and Islands in Indo-Pacific Worlds.” Two contributors to that issue, Genie Yoo and Geoff Bil, will join us.
  • Biological Sciences
    March 7, 2019
    Jay Aronson will discuss selections from his book, Who Owns the Dead? The Science and Politics of Death at Ground Zero.
  • Medicine and Health
    March 8, 2019
    Janet Golden, Professor of History, Rutgers University-Camden.
    “‘Normal Enough’: Paula Patton, Intellectually Disabled Immigrant Children, and the 1924 Immigration Act.”
    Comment by Jaipreet Virdi, Assistant Professor of History, University of Delaware.
  • History and Philosophy of Science
    March 13, 2019
    We will read Alexander Reutlinger and Juha Saatsi (eds.) Explanation Beyond Causation, Chapers 7 and 8 (by Alisa Bokulich and Mazviita Chirimuuta, respectively).
  • Physical Sciences
    March 15, 2019
    Gregory Good, American Institute of Physics, on space weather. This session will be a power point presentation and discussion.
  • Ancient and Medieval Sciences
    March 15, 2019
    M. Berrey, Hellenistic Science at Court. Science, Technology and Medicine in Ancient Cultures, chaps 3 & 4.
  • Technology
    March 19, 2019
    Meredith Sattler, Cal Poly San Louis Obispo, “Knowledge Space Eco-Technics: Designing Life-Forms and Life Ways at Biosphere 2, 1974-1994”


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

  • March 4, 2019
    Warwick Anderson
    STS Circle at Harvard: Negotiating Personhood and Precision in Recent Biomedicine
    Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • March 7, 2019
    Erica Milam
    Harvard University History of Science Seminars
    Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • March 7, 2019
    Kim Tolley and Natalie King
    Rewriting the Story of Girls’ Education in STEM: Past Through Present
    Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine and the Wagner Free Institute of Science (Philadelphia, PA)
  • March 7, 2019
    Hasia Diner
    Julius Rosenwald: From Sears Executive to Passionate Philanthropist
    Hagley Museum and Library (Wilmington, DE)
  • March 11, 2019
    Marianne F. Potvin
    STS Circle at Harvard: Humanitarian Planners in the “Century of the Unsettled Man”
    Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • March 11, 2019
    Elena Aronova
    HSS Workshop: Missing Link: Nikolai Vavilov’s Genogeography and History’s Past Future
    University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • March 11, 2019
    Paul Lombardo
    Documentary: No Mas Bebes
    University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • March 12, 2019
    Patrick Shea
    Appraising Archives for the History of Science
    Science History Institute (Philadelphia, PA)
  • March 14, 2019
    Joyce White
    Science Beyond the West: Joyce White
    University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • March 14, 2019
    Alain Touwaide
    Historia Plantarum
    The Huntington  (San Marino, CA)
  • March 14, 2019
    Jessica C. Linker
    Profiles of 19th-Century Women in Science
    Library Company of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
  • March 16, 2019
    Saturday DNA! Ancient Ancestry
    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Cold Spring Harbor, NY)
  • March 16, 2019
    Ötzi the Iceman Museum Tour – DNA Learning Center
    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Cold Spring Harbor, NY)
  • March 18, 2019
    Myles Jackson
    HSS Workshop: “A Berlin Ensemble: Natural Scientists, Radio Engineers, Musicians, and the Trautonium.”
    University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • March 18, 2019
    Dr. Jan Goplerud, Kate Campbell Hurd-Mead
    The Kate Hurd-Mead Lecture: Dr. John Langdon Down, Prenatal Diagnosis, and Disability Advocacy
    The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
  • March 18, 2019
    Alexander Ji
    Carnegie Lecture – Glimpses of the Cosmic Dawn
    The Huntington (San Marino, CA)
  • March 20, 2019
    Pamela H. Smith
    Of Lizards, Laboratories, and History: The Making and Knowing Project
    The Huntington (San Marino, CA)
  • March 25, 2019
    Eli Nelson
    STS Circle at Harvard: Repossessing the Wilderness: New Deal Sciences in the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation
    Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • March 25, 2019
    David Sepkoski
    HSS Workshop: Catastrophic Thinking in Science and Culture; or, How We Learned to Start Worrying and Fear Mass Extinctions
    University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • March 26, 2019
    Library Pop-up: Women’s History Month
    The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
  • March 26, 2019
    C. Pierce Salguero
    Sino-Buddhist Medicine: A Missing Link in the Global History of Medicine
    The Huntington (San Marino, CA)
  • March 27, 2019
    Doug Lantry
    Hagley Museum and Library (Wilmington, DE)
  • March 31, 2019
    Sujit Sivasundaram
    Botany and the Roots of the British Conquest of Sri Lanka
    The Huntington (San Marino, CA)