The Consortium invites area 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 groups meets monthly. All interested scholars are welcome, either in person at the Consortium's offices in Philadelphia, or online via web conferencing software.
Working groups and their regularly scheduled meeting days are listed below. To join a group, click on that group's name, then the "Request group membership" link.
- Biological Sciences
- Early Modern Science
- Earth & Environmental Sciences
- Evolution and Heredity in Brazil
- History & Philosophy of Science
- History of Science in Asia: Decolonizing the History of Science
- Malingering and Social Welfare Policy
- Measuring Aurality: Interdisciplinary Histories of Disability, Technology, and Military Acoustics
- Medicine and Health
- Sciences of the Senses
- Under Tropical Skies: Science, Technology, and Society
Upcoming Groups for 2020-2021
- Collections and Collecting
- Media Studies
- Ocean Science, Technology and Medicine
- Science in Early South Asia
- Science, Technology and Medicine in Latin America
- Practices and Social Relations of Obstetrical Objects
All times Eastern
We will discuss a chapter in progress by Claire Perrott (University of Arizona):
"The Cultural and Environmental History of Parícutin in Mexico: Volcano as Science, 1943-1952"
Mary Fissell, Johns Hopkins University, will share drafts of the introduction and Chapter 2 of a book in progress about Aristotle’s Masterpiece, now tentatively titled Before Sex Ed.
Lauren Kassell, Professor of the History of Science and Medicine, University of Cambridge, will provide the comment.
Clark Alejandrino: The Science of Storms: Modern Meteorology in Guangdong's Typhoon Space from the 1850s to the 1950s
J.B. Shank will present his WIP titled “Europeans Telling of the World’s Beginnings Around 1700. Between Science and Religion, Prose, Verse, and Scripture, and Image and Text.”
These papers will be precirculated to the group. Please RSVP to the Early Modern Working Group Coordinators at least a week before the event.
Megan Piorko firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Reinhart email@example.com
Abstract & bio attached
Lilian Al-Chueyr Pereira Martins, Universidade de São Paulo, Precisa de título (title forthcoming)
Omar Nasim, "Ornamental Mind," (work in progress).
NOTE SPECIAL DATE
Epstein, The Ant Trap
TBA, selections from Ch. 10-16
David Suisman, "Harmonicas, Hospitals, and Hit Kits: Music in the U.S. Military in World War II," work-in-progress.
Emily Gibson, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, National Science Foundation, "Technology and Policy: Applied research and engineering at the National Science Foundation during the 1970s"
We will discuss a chapter in progress by Aaron Thomas of Mississippi State University. More details will follow.