The Consortium invites 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.
Propose a new working groups for 2021-2022.
Each group meets monthly. All interested scholars are welcome to participate via online video conferencing.
Please set your timezone.
"Interações interdisciplinares: genética humana e povos indígenas no Brasil” – Rosanna Dent (Rutgers University)
Leonelli, Data-Centric Biology
In this session, we will read Maria Löblich (a member) and Andreas Scheu, "Writing the History of Communication Studies: A Sociology of Science Approach" (2011) and a working paper by two of our members, Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz and Sarah Cordonnier, "French and German Theories of Communication: Comparative Perspectives."
*Note Special Time* Sangwoon Yoo, Assistant Professor, Hanbat National University, Korea, "Self-defining Waste: Cleanroom Operators and Maintainers in the Semiconductor Industry in South Korea in the 1980s-2000s." Commentator: Ross Bassett, Professor of History, North Carolina State University
Pamela Mackenzie, Max Planck Institute for Art History, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome, will be presenting her work on images of bladder stones in the Royal Society collections: "Cures and Curiosities: Visualizing the Stone Disease."
- Presenter: Dagmar Wujastyk, University of Alberta
- Topic: Readings from the Kalyāṇakāraka of Ugrāditya (fl. ca. 800 CE), a Jain work on medicine and alchemy.
ASEH Environmental History Week
Transformative Histories: Connecting Science, Weather and Environmental Change
Chair: Dr Ruth Morgan (ANU)
Ruth Morgan is Director of the Centre for Environmental History at the Australian National University in Canberra, where she is researching the environmental exchanges between British India and the Australian colonies during the long nineteenth century.
Katharina Steiner, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Changing Audiences, Changing Meanings: Haeckel’s Copepods and Biology’s Popular Culture"
Justin Castro, Arkansas State University; Linda Hall Library. Title: Introduction to "Technocratic Visions: Engineers, Technology, and Society in Mexico, 1876-1946."
Join us Thursday, April 22nd @2PM EST for (Re)Producing Medical Knowledge in Modern Latin America, a conversation led by historians Bianca Premo & Elizabeth O'Brien about their work on reproduction and medicine in the region.
Workshop: Minakshi Menon (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)
Discussant: Staffan Müller-Wille (University of Cambridge)
“What is Indian Spikenard?”
Moritz von Brescius (University of Bern), "When was the Postcolonial in German History? Ernst Fickendey, Imperial Careering and Plantation Cultures Between Europe and the Tropics" [work in progress]
Recommended supplementary reading:
Elena Aronova, assistant professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present and discuss chapter 3, "Nikolai Vavilov, Genogeography, and History’s Past Future," as well as the introduction, from her new book, Scientific History: Experiments in History and Politics from the Bolshevik Revolution to the End of the Cold War (University of Chicago Press, 2021).
Radical Psychiatry and Political Activism
In this month's meeting we will be exploring the theme of recipes, food and cookery:
The earliest English culinary recipes, and other dietary advice in the Old English medical collections
Debby Banham: Affiliated lecturer, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic University of Cambridge, Director of Studies, Murray Edwards College
Anisha Gupta, American Philosophical Society: "Conservation is not neutral: an anti-colonial framework for collections care"
Session 8: "Data futures"
Susan Burch, Committed: Remembering Native Kinship in and Beyond Institutions. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2021).
Burch is a professor of American Studies at Middlebury College. Her research and teaching interests focus on deaf, disability, race, ethnicity, indigeneity, and gender and sexuality in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. history. Material culture, oral history, and inclusive design play an important role in her courses.
Luke Freeman, Doctoral Candidate at University of Minnesota
“Bernard and Picart’s Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses des tous les peuple du monde (1723-1743)"
By: Jennifer Kosmin
Jennifer Hubbard, Ryerson University, "Rescuing the World: The Food and Agriculture Organization and the Quest for Efficient Scientific Administration in World Fisheries"
Andrew Meade McGee, Carnegie Mellon, Title TBA
Workshop: Donald Opitz (DePaul) & Banu Subramaniam (Univerity of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Zoé Samudzi (University of California San Francisco), Title TBA
Medieval and early modern recipes: circulation, transmission, organisation
More details to follow in due course
Prof Iolanda Ventura
Associate Professor, Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies, University of Bologna
Gisela Mateos and Edna Suarez.
Mara Dicenta and Ezequiel Sosiuk.
Session 7: "Visualization"
This session, led by Abigail Nieves Delgado and Iris Clever, will take a broad view of visualization from the 18th to 20th centuries across a range of traditions. Please find the list of readings below and all readings either hyperlinked or in the zip file.
Ashley Gonik, Doctoral Candidate at Harvard University
"Printed Calendars, Inside and Out"
Hanna Lucia Worliczek, The Sciences in Historical, Philosophical and Cultural Contexts, University of Vienna, ch. ms. Visual Evidence and Image Circulation – A History of the Argumentative Use of Fluorescence Microscopy Images in Cell Biology Research, 1970-1995.
Medical Manuscripts in the Age of Print , a joint talk by Dr Lori Jones and Winston Black
Lori Jones, PhD
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, Carleton University, Department of History, University of Ottawa
Winston E Black, Instructor in Medieval History at Dalhousie University and Idaho State University
Matthew Vollgraff (The Warburg Institute), Title TBA
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
Material and visual qualities of medieval medical manuscripts
Mary Yearl (McGill University), Julia Nurse (Wellcome Collection), Jess Bailey (Phd candidate, University of California, Berkeley), Dr Andrew Griebelerill University), Julia Nurse (Wellcome Collection), Jess Bailey (Phd candidate, University of California, Berkeley), Dr Andrew Griebeler
Hanin Hannouch (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz / Max-Planck-Institut), Title TBA
Edna Bonhomme, Title TBA
Mirjam Brusius (German Historical Institute London), Title TBA