Working Groups

Active Groups

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 Paper for discussion at one of the groups below, deadline July 15.

Each group meets monthly. All interested scholars are welcome to participate via online video conferencing.

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  3. Click on the "Membership" tab and select "Request Group Membership"

Upcoming Meetings

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Thursday, August 12, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

Discussion of selections from Susan Lawrence's Privacy and the Past: Research, Law, Archives, Ethics (2016) and Julia Laite's "The Emmet's Inch: Small History in a Digital Age." 

Friday, August 13, 2021 4:00 pm EDT

Sean Morey Smith (Postdoctoral Project Manager, Rice University Humanities Research Center), "The Rush to Race: Benjamin Rush and Climatic-Racial Arguments against Slavery"
Comment by Eric Herschthal, Assistant Professor of History, University of Utah

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 3:00 pm EDT

Ann Elias, University of Sydney, chapters 2, 4 and 6 from her book Coral Empire: Underwater Oceans, Colonial Tropics, Visual Modernity (Duke University Press, 2019) 

Friday, September 10, 2021 4:00 pm EDT

Meghan K. Roberts (Associate Professor of History, Bowdoin College), "'The Talk of All Paris': Making Race and Reputations in Enlightenment France"
Comment by Suman Seth, Marie Underhill Noll Professor of the History of Science, Cornell University

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

September 15, 2021 – "Epistemologia feminista e caminhos para uma ciência melhor: discussões em torno do conceito de objetividade e dos saberes localizados" - Eliza Teixeira de Toledo (PhD in History from the Graduate Program in History of Science and Health at Casa de Oswaldo Cruz - COC-Fiocruz)

Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

Jennifer Tucker, Wesleyan University, chapters from ms. Dangerous Exposures, on the use of visual evidence in environmental science and pollution reform.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 2:00 pm EDT

Penelope K. Hardy, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, seeks your input on her new project: a four-volume edited primary source collection tentatively titled Knowing the Oceans, 1790-1914: A Global Documentary History.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 4:00 pm EDT

Welcome to the History and Politics of Immunity working group! We'll use our first meeting to get to know each other and briefly discuss the introductions of two influential texts that offer compelling methodological arguments for how we might think about immunity, disease, and health across disciplinary divides: Cristobal Silva's Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative (2011) and Paul Ramírez's Enlightened Immunity: Mexico's Experiments with Disease Prevention in the Age of Reason (2018). 

Monday, September 27, 2021 11:00 am EDT

Hanin Hannouch (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz / Max-Planck-Institut), Title TBA

Friday, October 15, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

Elisabeth Hsu, University of Oxford, work in progress, “The Yijin jing (Canon for supple sinews) of 1882, 1956 and 2003: the texts of tu- illustrations.”

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 4:00 pm EDT

Aparna Nair (Assistant Professor, History of Science, University of Oklahoma-Norman), "Paper Trails and Poxes: A Global History of Vaccination Certificates and Passports"
Comment by TBA

Monday, October 25, 2021 11:00 am EDT

Edna Bonhomme,  Title TBA

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 4:00 pm EST

Elise A. Mitchell (PhD candidate in History, New York University), TBA
Comment by TBA

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:00 pm EST

November 17, 2021 - “Psiquiatria Genética na Eugenia alemã e no Brasil” - Pedro Muñoz (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)

Friday, November 19, 2021 12:00 pm EST

Marco Tamborini, Institute of Philosophy, Technical University of Darmstadt, ch. from ms. The Architecture of Evolution: The Science of Form in Twentieth-Century Evolutionary Biology.

Monday, November 22, 2021 11:00 am EST

Mirjam Brusius (German Historical Institute London), Title TBA

Friday, December 17, 2021 12:00 pm EST

Alexis L. Boylan, Department of Art History, University of Connecticut, ch. from ms. on the art of the American Natural History Museum in New York.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 4:00 pm EST

Don James McLaughlin (Assistant Professor of English, University of Tulsa) “The Muzzle: An Object Biography” 
Comment by TBA

Monday, January 17, 2022 10:00 am EST

Madhusudan Rimal, PhD student, University of Alberta will present a selected research paper and chair discussion of its contribution to the historical understanding of science in early South Asia.  Paper details TBA.