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).

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"Reform or Exclude?: Debating Medicine’s Role in Disability and Mental Health"
Andrew J. Hogan, Department of History - Creighton University
"Margaret Cavendish’s Medical Recipes: Medicine, Experience, and Natural Philosophy in Early Modern England"
Benjamin Goldberg , Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies - University of South Florida
"Mechanical Quackery: Electrical Cures for Deafness in the United States, 1880-1930"
Jaipreet Virdi, Department of History - University of Delaware
"The Homelands of the Plague: Soviet Disease Ecology in Central Asia, 1920s–1950s"
Susan Jones, Program in History of Science; Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior - University of Minnesota
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"Epigenetics is 76 years old, so why are you just now hearing about it?"
Erik Peterson, Department of History - University of Alabama
Deirdre Cooper Owens
"Exploring Hapticity, Slavery and the Emergence of American Gynecology"
Deirdre Cooper Owens, Department of History - Queens College, CUNY
"The Neurophilosophy of Memory: Reconciling Stable Engrams and Neural Dynamics"
Sarah Robins , Department of Philosophy - University of Kansas
Evan Ragland
"The Medical Origins of Experimental Science? Professors, Students, and the Cultivation of Experiment at Universities in Padua and Leiden"
Evan Ragland, Department of History - University of Notre Dame
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"Four Facts Everyone Ought to Know About Science"
Andrew Zangwill, School of Physics - Georgia Institute of Technology
"How to Acquire Number Concepts: A New Puzzle (With Stewart Shapiro and Eric Snyder)"
Richard Samuels, Department of Philosophy - The Ohio State University