University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

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

semester, 2019

Friday, January 25th 2019
Speaker: Lucy Fortson, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
Subject: Optimizing the Human-Machine Partnership with Zooniverse
Note change of Colloquium time, this week only. Refreshments at 3:45 p.m.
Friday, February 1st 2019
Speaker: Stephen Snobelen, Humanitites, King's College, Halifax
Subject: Science, religion and the New Atheism: the view from the history and philosophy of science
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, February 8th 2019
Speaker: Stephen Snobelen, History of Science and Technology - King's College, Halifax
Subject: Science, Religion and the New Atheism: the view from the history and philosophy of science
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, February 22nd 2019
Speaker: Michael Gordin, History - Princeton University
Subject: Einstein in Bohemia: Science and Prague before and after the Habsburgs
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, March 1st 2019
Speaker: Nükhet Varlık , History - Rutgers University
Subject: Five-Hundred Years of Plague in Ottoman History: Re-thinking the Second Pandemic
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, March 8th 2019
Speaker: Edward Jones-Imhotep, History - York University
Subject: "Theaters of Machines: Breakage, Social Order, and the Lost Histories of the Technological Self"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, March 15th 2019
There will be no colloquium this week
Friday, March 29th 2019
Speaker: Lynn Nyhart, History - University of Wisconsin - Madison
Subject: The Politics of Popular Physiology in Germany in the 1840s and 50s
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, April 5th 2019
Subject: Author Meets Reader: "Varieties of Continua: From Regions to Points and Back." Authors: Geoffrey Hellman and Stewart Shapiro. Readers: Øystein Linnebo and Gabriel Uzquiano
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, April 19th 2019
Speaker: Jenna Tonn, History - Boston College
Subject: Being "One of the Boys": Manliness and Experimental Zoology in Boston
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, April 26th 2019
Speaker: Olivia Weisser, History - University of Massachusetts
Subject: Republic of Venus: Shopping for Venereal Cures in Early Modern London
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, May 3rd 2019
Speaker: Rachel Mason Dentinger, Undergraduate Studies - University of Utah
Subject: Pests, Parasites, Partners & Poisons: The Metaphors and Molecules that Frame Interspecies Interactions
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, May 10th 2019
There is no colloquium this week.
Friday, May 17th 2019
There will be no colloquium this week
Friday, September 6th 2019
Speaker: Eric Carter, Macalester College
Subject: The Health of the People: A New History of Latin American Social Medicine
Friday, September 13th 2019
Speaker: Meghan Page, Department of Philosophy, Loyola University
Subject: The Role of Historical Science in Methodological Actualism
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, September 20th 2019
Speaker: Deborah Coen, Department of History, Yale University
Subject: Reimagining the History of Climate Science
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, September 27th 2019
Speaker: Esyllt Jones, Department of History, University of Manitoba
Subject: "New Deal Medicine and the Birth of Socialized Health Care in Canada: Fred Mott in Saskatchewan, 1946-1951"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 4th 2019
Speaker: Lydia Patton, Department of Philosophy, Virginia Tech
Subject: The Dynamics of Epistemic Ecology: Learning from Scientific Theory Change
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, November 8th 2019
Speaker:  Amit Hagar, Indiana University Bloomington
Subject: How to Train a Mouse: Methodological Challenges to Pre-Clinical Exercise Ontology
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Faculty Host: Victor Boantza

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