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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Join us Thursday, April 22nd @2PM EST for (Re)Producing Medical Knowledge in Modern Latin America, a conversation on the history of medicine and the politics of reproductive knowledge and reproductive agency in Modern Latin America. Bianca Premo (Florida International University & Guggenheim Fellow) will present a talk entitled, "Carrión Avenue: Routes to the Scientific Truth about Peru’s Youngest Mother in the World.” This showcases her new research on the complicated story of Lina Medina, Peru’s youngest mother, who gave birth in 1939 at the age of five, and how a transnational medical community varyingly dismissed and objectified her case and the medical condition of precocious puberty. Elizabeth O’Brien (Johns Hopkins University) will offer a presentation entitled, “‘I’ll walk wherever I damn please’: Agency, Resistance, and the Patient’s Voice in Mexican Medical History,” which explores the experiential and embodied histories of reproductive surgery in Modern Mexico. The conversation will include a larger discussion about the place of Latin America in the History of Medicine.
Workshop: Minakshi Menon (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)
Discussant: Staffan Müller-Wille (University of Cambridge)
“What is Indian Spikenard?”
Moritz von Brescius (University of Bern), "When was the Postcolonial in German History? Ernst Fickendey, Imperial Careering and Plantation Cultures Between Europe and the Tropics" [work in progress]
Recommended supplementary reading:
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).
Radical Psychiatry and Political Activism
In this month's meeting we will be exploring the theme of recipes, food and cookery:
The earliest English culinary recipes, and other dietary advice in the Old English medical collections
Debby Banham: Affiliated lecturer, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic University of Cambridge, Director of Studies, Murray Edwards College
Anisha Gupta, American Philosophical Society: "Conservation is not neutral: an anti-colonial framework for collections care"
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
Jennifer Hubbard, Ryerson University, "Rescuing the World: The Food and Agriculture Organization and the Quest for Efficient Scientific Administration in World Fisheries"
Andrew Meade McGee, Carnegie Mellon, Title TBA
“ABET’s Errant Evaluators and the Limits of Accreditation as a Mode of Governance in Engineering Education”
Atsushi Akera, Sarah Appelhans, Alan Cheville, Thomas DePree, Soheil Fatehiboroujeni, Jennifer Karlin, Donna Riley, Rafael Julián Burgos-Mirabal
Workshop: Donald Opitz (DePaul) & Banu Subramaniam (Univerity of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Zoé Samudzi (University of California San Francisco), Title TBA
Medieval and early modern recipes: circulation, transmission, organisation. In this session we will compare and contrast the different ways in which manuscripts were used to organise, transmit and circulate knowledge of medical recipes from the medieval to early modern periods. What can be gained from observing manuscript recipes across this broad time period?
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.
Session 7: "Visualization"
This session, led by Abigail Nieves Delgado and Iris Clever, will take a broad view of visualization from the 18th to 20th centuries across a range of traditions. Please find the list of readings below and all readings either hyperlinked or in the zip file.
Ashley Gonik, Doctoral Candidate at Harvard University
"Printed Calendars, Inside and Out"
Hanna Lucia Worliczek, Department of History, University of Vienna (Austria), ch. ms. "Of fibroblasts and antibodies on Long Island - The becoming of molecularized imaging at the intersection of tumor virus research and cell biology at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in the 1970s"
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
Meghan K. Roberts (Associate Professor of History, Bowdoin College), title TBA
Comment by Suman Seth, Marie Underhill Noll Professor of the History of Science, Cornell University
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
Edna Bonhomme, Title TBA
Mirjam Brusius (German Historical Institute London), Title TBA