University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

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

Spring Semester

Friday, January 25th 2008
Speaker: Michael Strevens
Subject: What Is Empirical Testing?
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, February 1st 2008
Speaker: Christian Fleck, Institute of Sociology, University of Graz, Austria
Subject: Austrian and German Émigré and Homeguard Social Scientists during the Nazi Period: A Prosopography
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, February 8th 2008
Speaker: Susan D. Jones, Program in History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota
Subject: Tracing Anthrax: History, Ecology, and Phylogenetics
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Thursday, February 14th 2008
Speaker: Pamela Smith, Department of History, Columbia University
Subject: Making and Knowing: Lived Experience and the Written Word in Early Modern 'Europe'
* NOTE Different Day, Time, and Place *
Friday, February 15th 2008
12:00 pm:
History of Science and Technology Colloquium in 712 Social Sciencse Bldg (Ford Room) West Bank
Speaker: Pamela Smith, Department of History, Columbia University
Subject: Book Discussion: The Body of the Artisan: Art and Experience in the Scientific Revolution
* NOTE Different Time and Place **
Friday, February 22nd 2008
Speaker: Mark Walker, Department of History, Union College
Subject: Why Do We Care about 'Hitler's Bomb,' and Should We?
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, February 29th 2008
Speaker: Michael D. Root, Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota
Subject: Stratifying a Population by Race
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, March 7th 2008
Speaker: Brian A. Woodcock, Department of Philosophy, Carleton College
Subject: Quantum State Collapse Along a Light Cone: History and Objections
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, March 14th 2008
There will be no seminar this week.
Friday, March 21st 2008
No Colloquium this week--Spring Break
Friday, March 28th 2008
Speaker: Jonathan Kahn, School of Law, Hamline University
Subject: Race, Medicine, and Money: Contextualizing the Emergence of 'Ethnic' Drugs
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, April 4th 2008
2:30 pm:
History of Science and Technology Colloquium in 131 Physics *** NOTE DIFFERENT TIME ***
Speaker: SPEAKER 1: John Doris, Department of Philosophy, Washington University
Subject: On Reflection (...more or less)
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
4:00 pm:
History of Science and Technology Colloquium in 131 Physics *** NOTE DIFFERENT TIME ***
Speaker: SPEAKER 2: Robert Kohler, Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania
Subject: Wildlife Ecology: A Residential Science
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Friday, April 11th 2008
There will be no seminar this week.
Friday, April 18th 2008
Speaker: John K. Brown, Department of Science, Technology, and Society, University of Virginia
Subject: Professional Imperatives in Engineering Communities: A Contest in Constructing the St. Louis Bridge, 1867 - 1874
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, April 25th 2008
Speaker: Lisa Downing, Department of Philosophy, Ohio State University
Subject: Maupertuis on Attraction as an Inherent Property of Matter
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, May 2nd 2008
Speaker: Thomas Zeller, Department of History, University of Maryland
Subject: Consuming Landscapes: Parkways and Driving Cultures in the United States and Germany, 1920-1970
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, May 9th 2008
Speaker: Alan C. Love, Department of Philosophy; Arun Saldanha, Department of Geography; J. B. Shank, Department of History; C. Kenneth Waters, Department of Philosophy
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, May 16th 2008
There will be no Colloquium this week.
Friday, May 23rd 2008
The colloquium has ended for the semester. It will return in September 2008

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