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).

17th century apothecary transaction
"Republic of Venus: Shopping for Venereal Cures in Early Modern London"
Olivia Weisser, History - University of Massachusetts
nineteenth century naturalists partying
Being "One of the Boys": Manliness and Experimental Zoology in Boston
Jenna Tonn, History - Boston College
Author Meets Reader: "Varieties of Continua: From Regions to Points and Back." Authors: Geoffrey Hellman and Stewart Shapiro. Readers: Øystein Linnebo and Gabriel Uzquiano
microscopic image of cells with title in foreground
"The Politics of Popular Physiology in Germany in the 1840s and 50s"
Lynn Nyhart, History - University of Wisconsin - Madison
edward jones imhotep inset in image of trains
"Theaters of Machines: Breakage, Social Order, and the Lost Histories of the Technological Self"
Edward Jones-Imhotep, History - York University
Varlik Talk Title with image of Varlik
"Five-Hundred Years of Plague in Ottoman History: Re-thinking the Second Pandemic"
Nükhet Varlık , History - Rutgers University
Gordin talk title against backdrop of bust of Einstein in streets of Prague
"Einstein in Bohemia: Science and Prague before and after the Habsburgs"
Michael Gordin, History - Princeton University
Mechanisms, Multiple Realizability, and Medium Independence
Gualtiero Piccinini, Philosophy, and Center for Neurodynamics - University of Missouri - St. Louis
Gross talk title on background of SARS viruses and person having temperature taken
"Re-evaluating SARS: health campaigns as a lens into Chinese science, administration, and state control"
Miriam Gross, History - University of Oklahoma
Optimizing the Human-Machine Partnership with Zooniverse
Lucy Fortson, Science Studies Symposium, School of Physics and Astronomy - University of Minnesota