2015 Introductory Symposium

Consortium for HSTM

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:00am

427 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

Streaming will start at 9:20 am on September 10
9:00am - Coffee and Pastries
9:20am - Welcome
Babak Ashrafi, Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine
9:30am - Session 1
‘Science and World Order’: Uses of Science in Plans for International Government, 1899-1950 Geert Somsen, Columbia University Social Science for What? Scientific Legitimacy, Public Purpose, and Federal Funding at the U.S. National Science Foundation, 1945 to the Present Mark Solovey, University of Toronto Test Cases: Law, Expertise & Democracy in the Nuclear Pacific, 1946-2010 Mary X. Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania From Bauhaus to Maxwell House: Continental Design and Social Science as Technologies of Consumer Engineering in Twentieth-Century America Joseph Malherek, Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine Surface and Self: Science and the Social Economy of Skin in the Twentieth Century Maxwell Rogoski, University of Pennsylvania Polymorphous Plasticity: 1960s Artist Experiments in Plastic as Speculative Thought Roksana Filipowska, University of Pennsylvania Digital Afterlives: Patterning Posterity Through Networked Remains Tamara Kneese, New York University
11:00am - Session 2
Mapping 18th Century Botany Lynnette Regouby, American Philosophical Society Naming and Forming the Molecular World Evan Hepler-Smith, Princeton University From Ships to Rockets: Pine Institute and Resin Chemistry in Aquitaine (1900 – 1970) Marcin Krasnodebski, University of Bordeaux in France Drosophila population genetics in Spain, the beginning Marta Velasco Martin, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain Natural History and First-Person Prose in Early America, 1783-1830 Julia Dauer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Between Cope and Osborn: the Role of the American Biological Discourse on the Public Debate on Evolution David Ceccarelli, University of Rome Tor Vergata
1:00pm - Session 3
Planter’s Paradise: Agriculture, Ecology, and Science on Hawaiʻi’s Sugarcane Plantations, 1778-1920 Lawrence Kessler, Temple University Orbital Decay: Space Junk and the Environmental History of Earth’s Borderlands, 1957-1985 Lisa Ruth Rand, University of Pennsylvania Art and Ecology in the Early Republic Laura Igoe, Independent Scholar Public Surveillance: German and American Culture's New Media Paradigm, 1920-1932 Michael Ryan, University of Pennsylvania Linguistic Boundaries in Science, or Why We Won't Read What We Can't Read Paul Callomon, Drexel University Schools to Satellites: Enlightening and Entertaining Village India, 1947-76 Anthony Acciavatti, Princeton University
2:20pm - Session 4
The Peculiar Institution: Race, Gender, and Religion in the Making of Modern Psychiatry Wendy Gonaver, College of William and Mary Surgeon, Fetish Woman, Apothecary, Slave: The Medical Culture, Labor, and Economy of the British Slave Trade, 1680-1807 Carolyn Roberts, Harvard University Patent Medicines, Family Monopolies, and the State in Early Modern France: From Orviétan to Ipecacuanha, 1640s to 1740s Justin Rivest, Johns Hopkins University Historicizing the Science of the Affects: Autism in the United States 1943-Present Marga Vicedo, University of Toronto Medicine on the Battlefield: the History of Military Medics in Japan Reut Harari, Princeton University Road to Eradication: Global Polio Vaccine Testing in the Cold War Dora Vargha, Birbeck College, University of London