University of Minnesota History of Science and Technology Fall Colloquium 2008 Location: Minnesota, United States University of Minnesota History of Science and Technology Fall Colloquium 2008
September 12 “Phlogiston Revisited: An Argument for Scientific Pluralism.” Hasok Chang, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London. Cosponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.
September 19, Noon, 70 Willey Hall (Minn. Population Center Seminar Room), West Bank *** NOTE Different Time and Place *** “Bolatu’s Pharmacy: Theriac in Early Modern China.” Carla Nappi, Department of History and Philosophy, Montana State University. Cosponsored by The Center for Early Modern History.
September 26 Author Meets Readers: The Mantra of Efficiency: From Waterwheel to Social Control. Author: Jennifer Karns Alexander, Program in History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota. Commentators: Naomi Scheman, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies & Philosophy, University of Minnesota; Andrew Feenberg, Philosophy of Technology, Simon Fraser University; David Valentine, Anthropology, University of Minnesota. Cosponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.
October 3, 3:35, 555 Diehl Hall Reception before the talk in the Wangensteen Library (Diehl Hall 5th floor) *** NOTE Different Place *** “Striking a Blow at Medical School Segregation: Edith Irby Goes to Medical School.” Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD, PhD, Professor of Medical Humanities, George Washington University. Cosponsored by the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology of Medicine and the Program in the History of Medicine.
October 10 “The Uses of Infinity: A Philosopher Looks at Emergent Phenomena in Physics.” Jeremy Butterfield, Trinity College, University of Cambridge. Cosponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.
October 17 “Kunst and Cabala: Anna Zieglerin’s Alchemical Secrets.” Tara Nummedal, Department of History, Brown University. Cosponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study and Theorizing Early Modern Studies.
October 24 “The Role of Vivisection in 17th-Century Anatomy.” Domenico Bertoloni Meli, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University
October 31 “Philosophical Issues in the Levels of Selection Debate: Reduction, Causality, Emergence.” Samir Okasha, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol. Cosponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.
November 7 No Colloquium
November 14 “Mountaineering and Physics.” Michael Reidy, Department of History, Montana State University
November 21 “The Philosophical Inadequacy of Engineering.” Carl Mitcham, Hennebach Program in the Humanities, Colorado School of Mines
November 28 No colloquium: Thanksgiving
Lectures are held on Fridays at 3:35 p.m. in room 131 of the Tate Laboratory of Physics on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota (refreshments at 3:15 p.m. in room 216). Please check our website (http://groups.physics.umn.edu/hsci) for updates. For additional information, please contact Barbara Eastwold at (612) 624-7069 or [email protected]. History of Science and Technology University of Minnesota 310 Pillsbury Drive SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 Tel: 612-624-7069