The Consortium invites area scholars to join our topical working groups for challenging and collegial discussion of interesting publications in their fields and of each others’ works-in-progress.
Each groups meets monthly. All interested scholars are welcome, either in person at the Consortium's offices in Philadelphia, or online via web conferencing software.
Working groups and their regularly scheduled meeting days are listed below. To join a group, click on that group's name, then the "Request group membership" link.
|1st||Science Beyond the West||Earth & Environmental Sciences||Biological Sciences||Medicine and Health|
|2nd||History & Philosophy of Science||Early Modern Science|
|3rd||Technology||Human Sciences||History & Theory||Physical Sciences
Ancient and Medieval Sciences
All times Eastern
We will discuss a chapter in progress by Hadeel Assali (Columbia University), "Moses Everywhere: Geology and Southern Palestine."
Sarah Naramore, Sewanee: The University of the South, presents a chapter from her dissertation on Benjamin Rush, on the way that the distinctive American climate and geography called forth a uniquely American medicine.
Tech Working Group will not meet on October 15, due to the upcoming international SHOT conference
NOTE SPECIAL DATE
We will discuss selections from two related and recently published books:
Pablo Gomez, The Experiential Carribean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017).
Cameron Strang, Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018).
The two authors will open the discussion with comments on each other's books.
Jaipreet Virdi, University of Delaware, "Dorothy Brett's 'Ear Machines': Disability, Technology and Representation"
We will discuss a chapter in progress by Mary Richie McGuire (Virginia Tech) from her project “Translating Natural Knowledge in the Age of Revolution: Tobacco, Science, and the Rights of Man and Nature in the Art of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 1795 to 1820."