University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

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

Fall Semester

Friday, September 5th 2008
There is no HST Colloquium this week.
Friday, September 12th 2008
Speaker: Hasok Chang, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London
Subject: Phlogiston Revisited: An Argument for Scientific Pluralism
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, September 19th 2008
12:00 pm:
History of Science and Technology Colloquium in 70 Willey Hall (Minn. Population Center Seminar Room), West Bank *** NOTE Different Time and Place 
Speaker: Carla Nappi, Department of History and Philosophy, Montana State University
Subject: Bolatu's Pharmacy: Theriac in Early Modern China
Friday, September 26th 2008
Speaker: Jennifer Karns Alexander, Program in History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota
Subject: Author Meets Readers: The Mantra of Efficiency: From Waterwheel to Social Control
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 3rd 2008
3:35 pm:
History of Science and Technology Colloquium in 555 Diehl Hall *** NOTE Different Place ***
Speaker: Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD, PhD, Professor of Medical Humanities, George Washington University
Subject: Striking a Blow at Medical School Segregation: Edith Irby Goes to Medical School
Reception before the talk in the Wangensteen Library (Diehl Hall 5th floor)
Friday, October 10th 2008
Speaker: Jeremy Butterfield, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
Subject: The Uses of Infinity: A Philosopher Looks at Emergent Phenomena in Physics
Refreshments served in Room 236A Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 17th 2008
Speaker: Tara Nummedal, Department of History, Brown University.
Subject: Kunst and Cabala: Anna Zieglerin's Alchemical Secrets
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 24th 2008
Speaker: Domenico Bertoloni Meli, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University
Subject: The Role of Vivisection in 17th-Century Anatomy
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 31st 2008
Speaker: Samir Okasha, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol
Subject: Philosophical Issues in the Levels of Selection Debate: Reduction, Causality, Emergence
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, November 7th 2008
No HST Colloquium this week.
Friday, November 14th 2008
Speaker: Michael S. Reidy, Department of History and Philosophy, Montana State University
Subject: Mountaineering and Physics: Practicing Science Vertically
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, November 21st 2008
Speaker: Speaker had to CANCEL
Refreshments will still be served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, November 28th 2008
No HST Colloquium this week.
Friday, December 5th 2008
No HST Colloquium this week.
Friday, December 12th 2008
There will be no Colloquium this week.
Friday, December 19th 2008
There will be no Colloquium this week.
Friday, December 26th 2008
There will be no Colloquium this week.

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