History of Science and Technology Colloquium at the University of Minnesota, Spring 2010
All events are free and open to the public. A detailed schedule is available at <http://www.hst.umn.edu/events/colloquia.html>
Location: Tate Lab of Physics 131
University of Minnesota
History of Science and Technology
Spring Colloquium 2010
“The Technology and Social Justice Movement: Jacques Ellul, Walter Eichrodt, and the Role of Religion and the Old Testament in Debates about Rebuilding Europe after the Second World War.” Jennifer Alexander, Program in History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota
“Thinking about Climate in the Space Age: NASA and American Climate Science.” Erik Conway, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
“The Pendulum in the Tropics: The Académie des Sciences and the Globalization of Science, c. 1670-c. 1740.” Nicholas Dew, Department of History, McGill University. Cosponsored by Institute for Advanced Study, Theorizing Early Modern Studies, the Center for Early Modern History,and the French History Lecture Series of the European Studies Consortium.
“TBA.” Kenneth Weiss, Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University. Sponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.
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12:15 — 1:30 PM, 1210 Heller Hall
Work in Progress Seminar: “Agostino Scilla, a Baroque Painter in Pursuit of Nature.” Paula Findlen, Department of History, Stanford University. Sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study and Theorizing Early Modern Studies.
“Temporary Tombstones: What the Death and Burial of Six Baboons Tells Us about Primatology.” Georgina Montgomery, Lyman Briggs School, Michigan State University
“*Women in Science*.” Margaret Rossiter, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
“Imagining the Good Society: The Social Sciences in the American Past and Present.” Hamilton Cravens, Department of History, Iowa State University
“*How ‘Wave Front’ Found Its Truth-Values: A Study in Semantic Stabilization*.” Mark Wilson, Department of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh. Sponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.
“The All-Important Casual Remark: Some Recollections of P. M. S. Blackett.” Francis Everitt, W. W. Hansen Experimental Physic Laboratory, Stanford University. Cosponsored by School of Physics and Astronomy.