Working Groups

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.


Active Groups


Upcoming Meetings

All times Eastern

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 6:00pm

Junaidu Dunladi, Bayero University, Kano-Nigeria:  "Public Perceptions and Resistance to Piped Water in Kano City, 1924-1945"

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 8:00am

Jim Fleming: Into the Clouds: Joanne Simpson and the Tropical Atmosphere
This discussion will be based on the life and work of Joanne (Gerould) Simpson (1923-2010), examines the history of women in meteorology and the history of tropical meteorology in the context of Simpson's long and productive career as pioneer scientist, project leader, and mentor.

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10:00am

Nicole Huberfeld, "Is Medicare for All the Answer? Assessing the Health Reform Gestalt as the ACA Turns 10"

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 9:00am

Decolonization and the History of Science in East Asia

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 6:00pm

We will discuss an article in progress by Anna Graber (University of Minnesota), "The Lisbon Earthquake's Russian Aftershocks: The Mineral Science of Mikhail Lomonosov."

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 6:30pm

Edna Suárez Díaz, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, will join us to discuss her recent paper: “The Molecular Basis of Evolution and Disease: A Cold War Alliance.” Journal of the History of Biology 52, no. 2 (June 1, 2019): 325–46.

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 3:30pm

Ian Burney, Manchester University.  "Staging Innocence: The Origins of the Court of Last Resort and the Imaginative Landscapes of Frontier Justice."
Comment by Christopher Hamlin, University of Notre Dame. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:30pm


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 12:00pm

Paula Arantes Botelho Briglia Habib, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), “Breeding, Genetics, and Scientific Dissemination in the Revista de Agricultura (1926-1937)”

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:30pm

Epstein, The Ant Trap
Ch. 1-4

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 1:30pm

Graeme Gooday and Annie Jamieson, "Normalizing Hearing" work-in-progress.