University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

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

semester, 2014

Friday, January 24th 2014
Speaker: Jan Estep, Department of Art, University of Minnesota
Subject: Art, Emotion, Mind: What can brain scans tell us about being human?
Refreshments served in Room 275 Nicholson Hall at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, January 31st 2014
Speaker: Hannah Landecker, Institute for Society and Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles
Subject: "The Metabolism of History: Combustion, Homeostasis, Epigenesis"
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, February 7th 2014
Speaker: Robert Spekkens, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo
Subject: "On Causal Explanations of Quantum Correlations"
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, February 14th 2014
Speaker: Martin Summers' Colloquium has been cancelled due to severe weather in the eastern half of the country.
Refreshments WILL be served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m. as usual!
Friday, February 21st 2014
Speaker: Eric Otremba, Department of History, Macalester College
Subject: "Experimental Empire: Science, Sugar, and Plantation Slavery in the English Atlantic, 1626-1688"
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, February 28th 2014
Speaker: Susan Craddock, Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota
Subject: "Science, Patents, and Global Health: Contradictions of Tuberculosis Vaccine and Drug Development"
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, March 7th 2014
Speaker: E. Haven Hawley, Program in History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota
Subject: "Mimeography: Constructing Culture through Reproduction"
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, March 14th 2014
There will be no colloquium this week..
Friday, March 28th 2014
Speaker: Gregg Mitman, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Subject: "A Film Never Made: History, Science, and Memory in Liberia"
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, April 4th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Carla Fehr, Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo
Subject: "Ignorance, Excellence, and Diversity: Improving the Representation of Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics"
Refreshments served in Room 275 Nicholson Hall at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, April 11th 2014
Speaker: Elaine Leong, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, April 18th 2014
Speaker: Suzanne Moon, Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma
Subject: Thinking through Technology and Religion: Industrialization and Islam in New Order Indonesia
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, April 25th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Richard Zach, Department of Philosophy, University of Calgary
Subject: "Carnap and Logic in the 1920s and 1930s"
Refreshments served in Room 275 Nicholson Hall at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, May 2nd 2014
Speaker: Catherine Jackson, John J. Reilly Center, University of Notre Dame
Subject: Chemist’s Labour’s Lost: A History of Organic Chemistry in Four Acts
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, May 9th 2014
There will be no colloquium this week.
Friday, September 12th 2014
Speaker: Martin Summers, Department of History, African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Boston College
Subject: 'A Maze of Unintelligibility': Psychotherapy and African American Patients at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, 1900-1940
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, September 19th 2014
Speaker: Karen Detlefsen, Department of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
Subject: Generation, Individuation, and Teleology: Malebranche's and Leibniz's Divergent Theories of Pre-formation
Refreshments served in Room 275 Nicholson Hall at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, September 26th 2014
Speaker: Alistair Sponsel, Department of History, Vanderbilt University
Subject: Writing the Origin with Burned Fingers: Darwin's Penance for the 'Sin of Speculation'
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 3rd 2014
Speaker: Author: Roy Cook, Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota. Readers: Stephen Donaho, Department of Philosophy, Normandale Community College and Roy Sorensen, Department of Philosophy, Washin
Subject: Author Meets Readers:
Refreshments served in Room 275 Nicholson Hall at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 10th 2014
Speaker: Karen Rader, Department of History, Virginia Commonwealth University
Subject: Life on Display: The Exhibits Revolution in U.S. Science and Natural History Museums
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 17th 2014
Speaker: Marcus Feldman, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University
Subject: Next Generation Theory of Cultural Evolution
Refreshments served in Room 275 Nicholson Hall at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 24th 2014
Speaker: Symposium on Vesalius
Subject: Visualizing the Body: The Convergence of Art, cadaver, & Medical Knowlege
Refreshments served in Room 555 Diehl Hall at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, October 31st 2014
Speaker: Jeroen van Dongen, History of Science, University of Amsterdam/Utrecht University
Subject: A Virtuous Theorist’s Theoretical Virtues: Einstein on Physics versus Mathematics and Experience versus Unification
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, November 7th 2014
There is no HSTM Colloquium this week.
Friday, November 14th 2014
3:30 pm:
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Colloquium in 211 Andersen Library, WEST BANK
Speaker: CBI Open House: Book Event
Friday, November 21st 2014
Speaker: Tarja Knuuttila, Department of Philosophy, University of South Carolina
Subject: Modeling, Representing and Experimenting in the Study of Genetic Circuits
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, December 5th 2014
Speaker: Arthur Daemmrich, University of Kansas, School of Medicine, History and Philosophy of Medicine
Subject: Vulnerable Subjects, Vulnerable Knowledge: Children's Chemical Testing Programs in the United States and European Union
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, December 12th 2014
There will be no Colloquium this week.

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