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.

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

To join a group:

  1. Log in, or create an account
  2. Click on a group below
  3. Click on the "Membership" tab and select "Request Group Membership"

Submit a discussion paper for one of the working groups.


Upcoming Meetings

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022 2:00 pm EDT

"Oceans in the Archives"
Join us as a panel of archivists introduce us their collections on ocean history, finding aids and funding for researchers.
Featuring:
Laura Kissel, Polar Curator (Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Archival Program, The Ohio State University)
Daniel Lewis, Dibner Senior Curator History of Science & Technology (The Huntington Library, Art Museum & Botanical Gardens)

Friday, August 19, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

Guest: Marcelo Lima Loreto, PhD at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Research Fellow at CHSTM, US.
 
Title of the presentation: "Repercussions of Lysenkoism in Brazil [Manuscript of the book]"
 
Reading: Text will be attached soon. Doctoral thesis can be accessed here.

Friday, September 9, 2022 11:00 am EDT

Daniel Trambaiolo (Hong Kong University)
“Manufacturing and Marketing Medicines in Tokugawa Japan”
Comment by Yan Liu (University at Buffalo, SUNY)

Friday, September 16, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

Guest: 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 2:00 pm EDT

Jack Bouchard, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Friday, October 14, 2022 11:00 am EDT

Lavinia Maddaluno (Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice)
“Water Management and Public Health in Spanish Milan”

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 2:00 pm EDT

Urna Mukherjee, Johns Hopkins University.

Friday, October 21, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

Guests: 
Pamela Block (Stony Brook University, New York, US)
Richard Scotch (University of Texas at Dallas, US)
Allison C. Carey (Shippensburg University, PA, US)
 
Title of the presentation: "Allies and Obstacles: Disability Activism and Parents of Children with Disabilities"
 

Friday, November 11, 2022 11:00 am EST

Ben Breen (University of California, Santa Cruz)
"Colonial Magic and Spaces of Healing in the Seventeenth Century"
Comment by Philippa Carter (University of Cambridge)

Friday, November 18, 2022 12:00 pm EST

Guest: Thomas F. Glick, Professor of History, Emeritus, at Boston University, US. 
Personal website: http://www.thomasfglick.com/index.html
 
Title of the presentation: "Darwin and Darwinism in Uruguay”
 
Reading: Text will be attached soon.

Friday, December 9, 2022 11:00 am EST

Meredith Gamer (Columbia University)
“William Hunter's Bedside Manner”
Comment by Mary Fissell (John Hopkins University)

Friday, December 16, 2022 12:00 pm EST

 
Guest: Henrique Caldeira, PhD candidate, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
 
Title of the presentation: "The Creation-Evolution Controversy in Brazil (1960-1990)"
 
Reading: Text will be attached soon.
 
 

Friday, February 17, 2023 12:00 pm EST

Guest: Jorge Quetzal Argueta Prado, México. [Still to be confirmed]
 
Title of the presentation: The title will be announced soon.
 
Reading: Text will be attached soon.