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>

Questions can be directed to the organizers, Robert Seidel ([email protected]) and C. Kenneth Waters ([email protected]).

Location: Tate Lab of Physics 131

Time: 3:35-5:00pm

University of Minnesota

History of Science and Technology

Spring Colloquium 2010

February 12

“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

February 19

“Thinking about Climate in the Space Age: NASA and American Climate Science.” Erik Conway, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

February 26

“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.

March 5

“TBA.” Kenneth Weiss, Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University. Sponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.

March 26


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.

April 2

“Temporary Tombstones: What the Death and Burial of Six Baboons Tells Us  about Primatology.” Georgina Montgomery, Lyman Briggs School, Michigan State University

April 9

“*Women in Science*.” Margaret Rossiter, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University

April 16

“Imagining the Good Society: The Social Sciences in the American Past and Present.” Hamilton Cravens, Department of History, Iowa State University

April 23

“*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.

April 30

“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.