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.
Each group meets monthly. All interested scholars are welcome to participate via online video conferencing.
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We will meet for a wrap-up/discussion of the year's meetings, asking members to identify together themes and questions that arise organically from the papers we've discussed so far. We'll also start planning for the fall; if you have ideas, requests, or questions about presenting a paper to the working group, bring them!
June 16, 2021 –“Síndrome Congênita do ZikaVírus, Deficiência e memória da Eugenia” - Alessandra Santana (Federal University of Bahia Ondina)
In this session, we will read Peter Galison's “The Ontology of the Enemy: Norbert Wiener and the Cybernetic Vision” (1994) and Katie Bruner's “Seeing the Unforeseen: The Compton Reforms and the Edgerton Flash Unit, 1939-1945”.
No meeting this month. Have a happy and restful June!
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"
Please join us on Thursday, June 24, for the next meeting of the working group on Medieval European Medical Manuscripts:
Manuscript to print and print to manuscript: medical knowledge in transition
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
Presenting at a conference this summer? Attended a really good panel? Come tell us about it! We'll meet in July for a meet-and-greet and conference round-up. Bring your conference reports, publication announcements, and news for this informal get-together.
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
Ann Elias, University of Sydney, two chapters from her book Coral Empire: Underwater Oceans, Colonial Tropics, Visual Modernity (Duke University Press, 2019)
*NOTE SPECIAL TIME*
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)
Hanin Hannouch (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz / Max-Planck-Institut), Title TBA
Edna Bonhomme, Title TBA
November 17, 2021 - “Psiquiatria Genética na Eugenia alemã e no Brasil” - Pedro Muñoz (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)
Mirjam Brusius (German Historical Institute London), Title TBA