University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

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

Fall Semester

Friday, September 7th 2018
Speaker: Andrew Zangwill, Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Four Facts Everyone Ought to Know About Science
Friday, September 21st 2018
Speaker: Sarah Robins , Department of Philosophy - University of Kansas
Subject: The Neurophilosophy of Memory: Reconciling Stable Engrams and Neural Dynamics
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, September 28th 2018
Speaker: Deirdre Cooper Owens Department of History Queens College, CUNY
Subject: Exploring Hapticity, Slavery and the Emergence of American Gynecology
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 5th 2018
Speaker: Erik Peterson, Department of History - University of Alabama
Subject: "Epigenetics is 76 years old, so why are you just now hearing about it?"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 12th 2018
Speaker: Susan Jones, Program in History of Science; Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior - University of Minnesota
Subject: "The Homelands of the Plague: Soviet Disease Ecology in Central Asia, 1920s–1950s"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 19th 2018
Speaker: Jaipreet Virdi, University of Delaware
Subject: Mechanical Quackery: Electrical Cures for Deafness in the United States, 1880-1930
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 26th 2018
Speaker: Benjamin Goldberg , Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies, University of South Florida
Subject: Margaret Cavendish’s Medical Recipes: Medicine, Experience, and Natural Philosophy in Early Modern England
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, November 2nd 2018
There will be no colloquium this week.
Friday, November 9th 2018
Speaker: Andrew J. Hogan, Department of History, Creighton University
Subject: Reform or Exclude?: Debating Medicine’s Role in Disability and Mental Health
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, November 16th 2018
Speaker: Daniel Rood, Department of History, University of Georgia
Subject: El Principio Sacarino: Organic Chemistry Meets Racial Capitalism in the Cuban Sugar-Mill
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, December 7th 2018
Speaker: Roger Stuewer, History of Science and Technology, Department University of Minnesota
Subject: From the Old to the New World of Nuclear Physics, 1919–1939
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, December 14th 2018
There will be no colloquium this week

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