Johns Hopkins Program in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology Schedule of Colloquia Fall 2008

Colloquia are usually conducted on the basis of pre-circulated papers. For copies of papers, please contact Molly Manfredo ([email protected]) or Danielle Stout ([email protected]). Unless otherwise noted (**), meetings are held on Thursdays at 3.00pm at either the Dept of History of Science and Technology, 3505 North Charles St, Homewood Campus (HW) or the Institute of the History of Medicine Seminar Room, 3rd Floor, Welch Medical Library, East Baltimore Campus (EB). For schedule updates and further information, please see

(HW) September 18 CONSTANCE CLARK, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Gorillamania Meets Pithecophobia: Irreverence, Evolution and Vernacular Science, 1859-1929

(EB) September 25 CHRISTOPHER HAMLIN, University of Notre Dame “Fever,” Famine, Population, and Politics in Ireland, 1816-1851

(HW) October 2 KEN ALDER, Northwestern University The Forensic Self: Identity and Identification in France

(EB) October 9 BRIAN NANCE, Coastal Carolina University The Lovesick Merchant of Arles and Other Strange Cases: Observing Melancholy in the Renaissance

** (EB) Monday October 13, 3 pm FRANÇOIS DELAPORTE, Université de Picardie Jules-Verne Problems of Medical Entomology

** (HW) October 16 EDITH SYLLA, North Carolina State University Medieval Dynamics: the Interaction of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy (no paper) Co-sponsored with the Department of Physics & Astronomy – 3:00 pm in the Schafler Auditorium of the Bloomberg Center, Homewood

(EB) October 23 FRANK MORT, University of Manchester Surveillance, Sexual Secrets and the Bureaucratic State: The Wolfenden Committee 1954-57

(HW) October 30 DANIAN HU, City College of the City University of New York The Reception of Albert Einstein and His Relativity in China (no paper)

(EB) November 13 SHIGEHISA KURIYAMA, Harvard University “Excrement, and the Origins of Forgetfulness” Rethinking the History of Humors

(HW) November 20 MIRIAM LEVIN, Case Western Reserve University Bringing Paris into the Future: Creating a Modern Culture of Change, 1852-1914.

(EB) December 4 PETER KEATING, Université du Québec à Montréal & ALBERTO CAMBROSIO, McGill University A New Style of Research: Clinical Cancer Trials (1965-1989)