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Upcoming Meetings

There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.

Past Meetings

  • October 19, 2016

    Greg Eghigian (Penn State) discussed the introduction to the forthcoming edited volume The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health

  • April 15, 2015

    Erika Milam of Princeton University introduced her draft chapter, "Death of the Killer Ape: the 'New' Politics of Humans as Animals"

  • March 18, 2015

    Audra Wolfe, Independent Scholar, introduced an excerpt of Thomas Medvetz, Think Tanks in America (University of Chicago Press, 2012).

  • February 18, 2015

    Nadia Berenstein of the University of Pennsylvania introduced her paper, “Defining Flavor: Taste Panels and Sensory Research, 1930-1950"

  • January 21, 2015

    Rachel Walker of the University of Maryland and the Library Company of Philadelphia introduced her paper, "Character Detectives: Female Physiognomists in the early American Republic"

  • December 17, 2014

    Jason Oakes of UC-Davis introduced his draft chapter, "The Road to Tragedy: Garrett Hardin, the Systems Approach, and the Political Economy of Population Science"

  • November 19, 2014

    Whitney Laemmli of UPenn introduced a draft dissertation chapter "'Dance as the Measure of Man': Alan Lomax, Choreometrics, and the History of Humankind (1965-1985)"

  • October 15, 2014

    Greg Eghigian of Penn State introduced a draft of his paper "UFOs and Aliens as a Problem in the History of the Human Sciences"

  • September 17, 2014

    Erika Milam of Princeton University introduced selections from Aaron Panofky's Misbehaving Science: Controversy and the Development of Behavior Genetics (Chicago, 2014).

  • April 16, 2014

    Jamie Cohen-Cole introduced the "Introduction" and chapter 5, "Scientists as the Model of Human Nature,” from his book, The Open Mind: Cold War Politics and the Sciences of Human Nature, Chicago 2014.

Group Conveners

  • Richard Shrake


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