University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

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

Fall Semester

Friday, September 10th 2010
No Colloquium presentation.
Friday, September 17th 2010
Speaker: Florence Hsia, Department of the History of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Subject: Telling Scientific Lives and the Return of Biography
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, September 24th 2010
3:35 pm:
History of Science and Technology Colloquium in *** NOTE Different Location: Great Hall, Walter Library ***
Speaker: Nancy Beadie, College of Education, University of Washington; Pamela Henson, Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution
Subject: Author Meets Readers: Teaching Children Science: Hands-On Nature Study in North America, 1890-1930. Author: Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, Program in History of Science and Technology, University of Minneso
Refreshments served in Great Hall, Walter Library at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, October 1st 2010
Speaker: Linnda Caporael, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Subject: Truly Social Cognition: Repeatedly Assembling Culture and Mind
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 8th 2010
Speaker: James Griesemer, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Davis.
Subject: Origin Stories and Theoretical Biology: On Not Begging the Question
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 15th 2010
Speaker: Richard Bellon, Lymann Briggs School, Michigan State University
Subject: The Moral Condition of Victorian Science: Patience, Humility and the Inductive Method
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 22nd 2010
Speaker: Hiromi Muzuno, Department of History, University of Minnesota
Subject: Scientific Nationalism in Postcolonial East Asia
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 29th 2010
Speaker: Douglas Marshall, Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, Visiting Scholar
Subject: Challenging the Applicability of Geometry
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, November 5th 2010
No HST Colloquium this week.
Friday, November 12th 2010
No HST Colloquium this week.
Friday, November 19th 2010
Speaker: Thomas Nickles, Department of Philosophy, University of Nevada, Reno
Subject: Heuristic Appraisal: How to Learn from the 'Future'
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, November 26th 2010
There will be no HST Colloquium this week. The University is closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, December 3rd 2010
Speaker: William C. Wimsatt, Winton Chair Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota, and Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago
Subject: Studying Cultural Evolution: Beyond the Meme?
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, December 10th 2010
No HST Colloquium this week.
Friday, December 17th 2010
There will be no colloquium this week. Finals begin.

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