HSTM Upcoming Colloquia

For Fall 2019, lectures will be held on Fridays at 3:35 p.m. in 101 Tate Hall on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota (refreshments served at 3:25 p.m.)

September 6

“The Health of the People: A New History of Latin American Social Medicine”

Eric Carter, Geography, Macalester College


September 13

“The Role of Historical Science in Methodological Actualism”

Meghan Page, Department of Philosophy, Loyola University

September 20

“Reimagining the History of Climate Science”

Deborah Coen, Department of History, Yale University

Co-sponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies and the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World

September 27, MOMS Conference

"New Deal Medicine and the Birth of Socialized Health Care in Canada: Fred Mott in Saskatchewan, 1946-1951"

Esyllt Jones, Department of History, University of Manitoba

October 4

"The Dynamics of Epistemic Ecology: Learning from Scientific Theory Change

Lydia Patton, Department of Philosophy, Virginia Tech


October 11

Underground Evangelizing: Theodicy and Orthodoxy in Lomonosov’s Theory of Earth

Anna Graber, Program in History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Minnesota


October 18



October 25

“Indigo Trials and Tribulations: Michel Adanson’s African Laboratory”

Mary Terrall, Department of History, University of California-LA

Co-sponsored by the Mia, Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World, and the Center for Early Modern History


November 1

"Dispensing with Explanatory Inference

Kareem Khalifa, Department of Philosophy, Middlebury College


November 8

“How to Train a Mouse: Methodological Challenges to Pre-Clinical Exercise Ontology”

Amit Hagar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University


November 15

"The Methodologists – Following the Scientists who make Tools, not Facts

Nicole Nelson, Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin - Madison


November 22

"A new way of seeing: Medical Humanities and the moral imperative of social justice"

Brandy Shillace, Dittrick Medical History Center, Case Western University


December 6

The Structure of Best Explanations

Jonah N. Schupbach, Department of Philosophy, University of Utah