Working Groups

Upcoming Meetings

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:00 pm EDT

In this session, we will read Peter Galison's “The Ontology of the Enemy: Norbert Wiener and the Cybernetic Vision” (1994) and Katie Bruner's “Seeing the Unforeseen: The Compton Reforms and the Edgerton Flash Unit, 1939-1945”.

Friday, June 18, 2021 10:00 am EDT

No meeting this month. Have a happy and restful June!

Friday, June 18, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

Hanna Lucia Worliczek, Department of History, University of Vienna (Austria), ch. ms. "Of fibroblasts and antibodies on Long Island - The becoming of molecularized imaging at the intersection of tumor virus research and cell biology at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in the 1970s"

Thursday, June 24, 2021 11:00 am EDT

Please join us on Thursday, June 24, for the next meeting of the working group on Medieval European Medical Manuscripts:

Manuscript to print and print to manuscript: medical knowledge in transition

Monday, June 28, 2021 11:00 am EDT

Matthew Vollgraff (The Warburg Institute), Title TBA

Friday, July 9, 2021 4:00 pm EDT

Meghan K. Roberts (Associate Professor of History, Bowdoin College), title TBA
Comment by Suman Seth, Marie Underhill Noll Professor of the History of Science, Cornell University

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 2:00 pm EDT

Presenting at a conference this summer? Attended a really good panel? Come tell us about it! We'll meet in July for a meet-and-greet and conference round-up. Bring your conference reports, publication announcements, and news for this informal get-together.

Thursday, July 29, 2021 11:00 am EDT

Lightening talks for ECRs on Medieval European Medical Manuscripts
Dear members, we have a free slot coming up for the 29th July meeting and would like to invite PhD students to come and give a short lightening talk (10-15 mins each) on research that may be of interest to the group. Given the meetings are 90 mins long, there is scope for 4 of these talks. Please get in touch with Julia ( if you are interested in taking part.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 3:00 pm EDT

Ann Elias, University of Sydney, two chapters from her book Coral Empire: Underwater Oceans, Colonial Tropics, Visual Modernity (Duke University Press, 2019) 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

September 15, 2021 – "Epistemologia feminista e caminhos para uma ciência melhor: discussões em torno do conceito de objetividade e dos saberes localizados" - Eliza Teixeira de Toledo (PhD in History from the Graduate Program in History of Science and Health at Casa de Oswaldo Cruz - COC-Fiocruz)

Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

Jennifer Tucker, Wesleyan University, chapters from ms. Dangerous Exposures, on the use of visual evidence in environmental science and pollution reform.

Monday, September 27, 2021 11:00 am EDT

Hanin Hannouch (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz / Max-Planck-Institut), Title TBA

Friday, October 15, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

Elisabeth Hsu, University of Oxford, work in progress, “The Yijin jing (Canon for supple sinews) of 1882, 1956 and 2003: the texts of tu- illustrations.”

Monday, October 25, 2021 11:00 am EDT

Edna Bonhomme,  Title TBA

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:00 pm EST

November 17, 2021 - “Psiquiatria Genética na Eugenia alemã e no Brasil” - Pedro Muñoz (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)

Friday, November 19, 2021 12:00 pm EST

Marco Tamborini, Institute of Philosophy, Technical University of Darmstadt, ch. from ms. The Architecture of Evolution: The Science of Form in Twentieth-Century Evolutionary Biology.

Monday, November 22, 2021 11:00 am EST

Mirjam Brusius (German Historical Institute London), Title TBA

Friday, December 17, 2021 12:00 pm EST

Alexis L. Boylan, Department of Art History, University of Connecticut, ch. from ms. on the art of the American Natural History Museum in New York.