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.
- 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
- Media Studies
- Medicine and Health
- Ocean Science, Technology and Medicine
- Sciences of the Senses
- Under Tropical Skies: Science, Technology, and Society
Upcoming Groups for 2020-2021
- Collections and Collecting
- Science in Early South Asia
- Science, Technology and Medicine in Latin America
- Practices and Social Relations of Obstetrical Objects
All times Eastern
Cameron Brinitzer, "The Colour Sense: Between the Lab, Field, and Garden" (work in progress).
In this initial session, we will read the introduction to Roger Backhouse and Philippe Fontaine, eds., A Historiography of the Modern Social Sciences (2014) and a draft paper from one of our co-conveners, Dave Park, "The Pre-History of ICA: NSSC, the Communication Course, and the Field of Communication in the Mid-20th Century."
Note: Download the two readings as a single zip file in the "Readings" tab in the upper left.
Gabriel Coren, "Sounding Ethnos: composition by field" (work in progress).
Sean Fraga, University of Southern California, "Settler Steamboats: Mobility, Settler Colonialism, and Steam Power in the Terraqueous Pacific Northwest, 1846–1872"
William deJong-Lambert, Bronx Community College (CUNY), “Synthesizing a Synthesis: The Relationship between Theodosius Dobzhansky, Andre Dreyfus, Crodowaldo Pavan and Antonio Brito da Cunha”
Claude-Olivier Doron, Université Paris Diderot, Precisa de título (title forthcoming)