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Upcoming Meetings

There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.

Past Meetings

  • November 16, 2017

    Matthew Shindell, National Air and Space Museum, "From European Novice to American Nobelist: The Early Scientific Career of Harold C. Urey"

  • October 19, 2017

    A. Emilie Gehl Skulberg, University of Cambridge, "Building Around a Black Hole: Materiality and Embodiment in Visual Representations of Black Holes, c. 1965-2017."

  • September 21, 2017

    Ryan Dahn, “Denazification in Postwar German Physics: The Case of Pascual Jordan."

  • April 18, 2017

    Jonnie Penn, University of Cambridge, "Inventing Intelligence: Exploring the Origins of Artificial Intelligence as Social Technology"

  • March 21, 2017

    Dan Liu, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: "Crystals, Colloids, and Fibers."

  • February 21, 2017

    Sarah Robey, Temple University: "The Fallout from Fallout: The Peacetime Threat, 1954-1960." This paper will be a chapter from Sarah's dissertation on The Atomic American: Citizenship in a Nuclear State, 1945-1963.

  • January 24, 2017

    Deborah Coen, Barnard/Columbia: "Climate and the Power of Difference in Austria-Hungary"

  • December 15, 2016

    Michael Barany (Dartmouth College) introduced his recent article, “Fellow Travelers and Traveling Fellows: The Intercontinental Shaping of Modern Mathematics in Mid-Twentieth Century Latin America,” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, Vol. 46, Number 5, pps. 669–709. A copy of his article can be accessed here.

  • November 17, 2016

    Sarah Bridger (CalPoly), discussed her paper, "Disgruntled Women Scientists in the 1970s."

  • October 20, 2016

    John Krige of Georgia Tech discussed chapter two from his book Sharing Knowledge, Shaping Europe (MIT 2016).

Group Conveners

  • Richard Shrake


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