The Consortium invites scholars to join our topical working groups for challenging and collegial discussion of interesting publications in their fields and of each others’ works-in-progress.
Propose a new working groups for 2021-2022.
Each group meets monthly. All interested scholars are welcome to participate via online video conferencing.
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Nahyan Fancy and Matthew Melvin-Koushki
Nahyan Fancy’s presentation will go over a selection of the primary sources
for two forthcoming pieces (one co-authored with Monica Green) that provide
evidence for plague in the mid-thirteenth century in the Levant and Egypt.
Matthew Melvin-Koushki’s presentation will discuss his recent publication
“Taşkoprīzāde on the (Occult) Science of Plague Prevention and Cure”.
Session 6: "Policing and Applied/Public Anthropology"
Prof. Coreen McGuire
Durham University, Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Britain
"Measurement and Madness: Past Difficulties and New Directions"
Anita Guerrini, Horning Professor in the Humanities emerita at Oregon State University and Research Professor of History at University of California, Santa Barbara
“Giants, Fossils and National Identity in Early Modern France"
Leonelli, Data-Centric Biology
"Curving the Pevis: The Sociomaterial Practices of André Levret's Curved Forceps"
By: Scottie Hale Buehler, Insitute for Historical Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Ian Read (Associate Professor of Latin American Studies, Director of International Studies, Soka University of America), "Racial Fevers: Yellow Fever, Race, and Climate in Brazilian History."
Comment by Urmi Engineer Willoughby, Assistant Professor of History, Pitzer College
Samm Newton, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Pteropods Realized: From Bio-indication to Bio-inspiration"
Mario Bianchini, Georgia Institute of Technology; Linda Hall Library. "The Perfect(able) German Body: Sport as Technological Utopianism in East Germany."
- In this session, we will read a draft chapter of Fenwick McKelvey's in-progress book, Voter_Machine_World: America’s Quest for Computer Models of Elections and World Affairs.
Dean Chahim, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, Stanford University (United States): "'A Permanent Bloodletting': Engineering, Risk, and the Drainage of Mexico City, 1947-1975."
Elise Burton, Genetic Crossroads: The Middle East and the Science of Human Heredity (Stanford University Press, 2021)
Elena Aronova, Scientific History: Experiments in History and Politics from the Bolshevik Revolution to the End of the Cold War (University of Chicago Press, 2021)
Laura Aguilera, Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory, University of British Columbia, diss. ch. “Transcultural Trajectories of Two Feathered Objects” (from her dissertation "Transcultural Mobilities: The Translation of Mesoamerican Knowledge and Early Modern Natural History")
Katherine Arnold (London School of Economics), Title TBA
Technology and the Environment in Latin America
Presenters: Sara B. Pritchard and Carl A. Zimring (authors of Technology and the Environment in History).
Discussants: David Pretel and Mikael Wolfe.
Nadine Löhr, Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities: "Collecting Arabic Scientific Manuscripts - Ptolemy’s Tetrabiblos in Mashhad, Iran"
Daniel Vandersommers, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Dayton, will present on the introduction and a selected chapter from his book manuscript: "Entangled Encounters at the National Zoo: Stories of Science, Culturre, and Environment." The manuscript is under contract with University Press of Kansas.
Session 7: "Visualization"
By: Isabela Dornelas
Jessica Hauger (PhD candidate in History, Duke University), title TBA
Comment by Juliet Larkin-Gilmore, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Program in American Indian Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Leonelli, Data-Centric Biology
In this session, we will read Maria Löblich (a member) and Andreas Scheu, "Writing the History of Communication Studies: A Sociology of Science Approach" (2011) and a working paper by two of our members, Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz and Sarah Cordonnier, "French and German Theories of Communication: Comparative Perspectives."
Sangwoon Yoo, Assistant Professor, Hanbat National University, Korea, "Self-defining Waste: Cleanroom Operators and Maintainers in the Semiconductor Industry in South Korea in the 1980s-2000s."
Pamela Mackenzie, Max Planck Institute for Art History, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome, either diss. ch.: Nehemiah Grew’s Anatomy of Plants / OR article: images of bladder stones in the Royal Society collections.
- Presenter: Dagmar Wujastyk, University of Alberta
- Topic: Readings from the Kalyāṇakāraka of Ugrāditya (fl. ca. 800 CE), a Jain work on medicine and alchemy.
ASEH Environmental History Week
Transformative Histories: Connecting Science, Weather and Environmental Change
Chair: Dr Ruth Morgan (ANU)
Ruth Morgan is Director of the Centre for Environmental History at the Australian National University in Canberra, where she is researching the environmental exchanges between British India and the Australian colonies during the long nineteenth century.
Katharina Steiner, University of Wisconsin-Madison, chapter from her book manuscript Visualizing Marine Biology: Fishermen, Copepods, and the Naples Zoological Station 1880-1914
Justin Castro, Arkansas State University; Linda Hall Library. Title TBA.
Workshop: Minakshi Menon (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
Moritz von Brescius (University of Bern), Title TBA
Elena Aronova, assistant professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present and discuss chapter 3, "Nikolai Vavilov, Genogeography, and History’s Past Future," as well as the introduction, from her new book, Scientific History: Experiments in History and Politics from the Bolshevik Revolution to the End of the Cold War (University of Chicago Press, 2021).
Anisha Gupta, American Philosophical Society: TBA
Session 8: "Data futures"
Susan Burch, Committed: Remembering Native Kinship in and Beyond Institutions. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2021).
Burch is a professor of American Studies at Middlebury College. Her research and teaching interests focus on deaf, disability, race, ethnicity, indigeneity, and gender and sexuality in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. history. Material culture, oral history, and inclusive design play an important role in her courses.
Luke Freeman, Doctoral Candidate at University of Minnesota
“Bernard and Picart’s Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses des tous les peuple du monde (1723-1743)"
By: Jennifer Kosmin
Judy Johns Schloegel, Independent Scholar, "Instituting Biology in the Great Lakes: Scientific Survey Work and Inland Seas Maritime Culture, 1893-1903"
Zoé Samudzi (University of California San Francisco), Title TBA
Medieval and early modern recipes: circulation, transmission, organisation
More details to follow in due course
Prof Iolanda Ventura
Associate Professor, Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies, University of Bologna
Gisela Mateos and Edna Suarez.
Mara Dicenta and Ezequiel Sosiuk.
Ashley Gonik, Doctoral Candidate at Harvard University
"Printed Calendars, Inside and Out"
Hanna Lucia Worliczek, The Sciences in Historical, Philosophical and Cultural Contexts, University of Vienna, ch. ms. Visual Evidence and Image Circulation – A History of the Argumentative Use of Fluorescence Microscopy Images in Cell Biology Research, 1970-1995.
Medical Manuscripts in the Age of Print , a joint talk by Dr Lori Jones and Winston Black
Lori Jones, PhD
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, Carleton University, Department of History, University of Ottawa
Winston E Black, Instructor in Medieval History at Dalhousie University and Idaho State University
Matthew Vollgraff (The Warburg Institute), Title TBA
Material and visual qualities of medieval medical manuscripts
Mary Yearl (McGill University), Julia Nurse (Wellcome Collection), Jess Bailey (Phd candidate, University of California, Berkeley), Dr Andrew Griebelerill University), Julia Nurse (Wellcome Collection), Jess Bailey (Phd candidate, University of California, Berkeley), Dr Andrew Griebeler
Hanin Hannouch (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz / Max-Planck-Institut), Title TBA
Mirjam Brusius (German Historical Institute London), Title TBA