HSTM Previous Colloquia

Lectures are held on Fridays at 3:35 p.m. in 275 Nicholson Hall on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota (refreshments served at 3:15 pm).

Black and white photo of Albert Einstein sitting at a desk
"Albert Einstein: Political Consistency in Volatile Times"
Robert Schulmann, Independent scholar and former Director - The Einstein Papers Project
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"Exploring the Material World of Mechanical Hands in Early Modern Europe"
Heidi Hausse, Department of History - Princeton University
"Thought Experiments in Economics"
Margaret Schabas, Department of Philosophy - University of British Columbia
Man in red parka standing in front of sign marking the South Pole
"Red Dawn Rising: the Sketchy History and Techno-thriller Prospects of Geoengineering"
Ed Larson, School of Law and Department of History - Pepperdine University
Neely_Plants on a wood floor in South Africa
“Entangled Agencies: Reimagining Social Medicine from Pholela"
Abigail Neely, Department of Geography - Dartmouth College
MCPS Annual Science Studies Symposium - "Considering Temporal Heterogeneity in Autism”
Jed Elison, Institute of Child Development - University of Minnesota
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"Material Things and Technologies of the Body in the Golden Mirror, 1742"
Marta Hanson, Department of the History of Medicine - Johns Hopkins University
"On the Metaphysics of Biological Functions"
Marcel Weber, Department of Philosophy - University of Geneva
Graney_Galileo Telescope
"The Telescope Against Copernicus -- Marius, Galileo, Riccioli, and the Problem of Telescopic Observations of Stars in the Early 17th Century"
Christopher Graney, Department of Physics - Jefferson Community and Technical College
"Scientific Modelling and the Nature of Speculation"
Margaret Morrison, Department of Philosophy - University of Toronto