University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

History of Science and Technology/Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science Colloquium

Fall Semester

Thursday, September 14th 2006
3:30 pm:
History of Science and Technology Colloquium in 710 Social Sciences Building, Ford Room
Speaker: Carola Sachse, Institute of Modern History, University of Vienna. Cosponsored by Center for German and European Studies, Center for Austrian Studies, and Department of History.
Subject: On Men and Animals: The Vivisection Debate in 19th Century Germany.
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, September 15th 2006
Speaker: Carola Sachse, Institute of Modern History, University of Vienna. Cosponsored by Center for German and European Studies, Center for Austrian Studies, and Department of History.
Subject: Science and Power: The Kaiser Wilhelm Society in an International Comparative Perspective, 1933-1945.
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, September 22nd 2006
Speaker: Robert Richards, Fishbein Center for History of Science, University of Chicago
Subject: Did Ernst Haeckel Fraudulently Misrepresent His Embryo Illustrations? And Why Do the Creationists Care?
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, September 29th 2006
Speaker: Paul Hoyningen-Huene, Center for Philosophy and Ethics of Science, University of Hannover. Cosponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science
Subject: Systematicity: On the Nature of Science
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 6th 2006
No colloquium this week.
Friday, October 13th 2006
Speaker: Alan Rocke, Department of History, Case Western Reserve University
Subject: Imagining the Molecular World
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 20th 2006
Speaker: Jerry Fodor, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University. Cosponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science and the Department of Philosophy.
Subject: An Evolutionary Cognitive Science? We Should Live So Long.
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 27th 2006
Speaker: Tom Misa, Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota
Subject: Revisiting the Rate and Direction of Technical Change: Scenarios and Counterfactuals in the Information Technology Revolution
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, November 3rd 2006
No colloquium: HSS/PSA Meetings
Friday, November 10th 2006
Speaker: Kai-Henrik Barth, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University
Subject: Scientists and the Making of the Iranian Nuclear Program
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, November 17th 2006
Speaker: Daniel P. Steel, Department of Philosophy, Michigan State University. Cosponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.
Subject: Extrapolation, Capacities, and Mechanisms
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, November 24th 2006
No colloquium this week: Thanksgiving
Friday, December 1st 2006
Speaker: Niccolò Guicciardini, Dept. of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Univ.of Siena. Cosponsored by Theorizing Early Modern Studies (TEMS) Research Collaborative supported by the Univ.of Minnesota
Subject: Not Worthy of Public Utterance: Newton on the Publication of Analysis
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, December 8th 2006
Speaker: Eda Kranakis, Department of History, University of Ottawa
Subject: Building European Identity and Community through Civil Aviation: The Struggle Between Nationalism and Internationalism in the 1920s
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, December 15th 2006
Colloquium is done for this semester.
Friday, December 22nd 2006
Colloquium is done for this semester.

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