Working Groups

Upcoming Meetings

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:00 pm EDT

Jennifer Hubbard, Ryerson University, "Rescuing the World: The Food and Agriculture Organization and the Quest for Efficient Scientific Administration in World Fisheries"  

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:00 pm EDT

Andrew Meade McGee, Carnegie Mellon, Title TBA

Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:00 pm EDT

In this session, we will read Margaret Rossiter's “The Matilda Effect in Science” (1993) and Leonarda García-Jiménez and Esperanza Herrero's “Including Female Voices in the Stories We Tell About Communication Research: Memories and Narratives of Women in Academia.”

Friday, May 21, 2021 10:00 am EDT

“ABET’s Errant Evaluators and the Limits of Accreditation as a Mode of Governance in Engineering Education”
Atsushi Akera (Rensselaer), Sarah Appelhans (U Albany), Rafael Burgos-Mirabal (U Mass Amherst), Alan Cheville (Bucknell), Thomas DuPree (Univ. New Mexico), Soheil Fatehiboroujeni (Cornell), Jennifer Karlin (Minnesota State, Mankato), Donna Riley (Purdue)
Commentator: Julia Williams, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Friday, May 21, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

Workshop: Donald Opitz (DePaul) & Banu Subramaniam (Univerity of Massachusetts, Amherst)
This week, Don Opitz and Banu Subramaniam have kindly shared with us their proposal for a compendium of primary sources, under contract with Routledge and in an early stage of development. Here's a note from the authors:

Monday, May 24, 2021 11:00 am EDT

Zoé Samudzi (University of California San Francisco), Title TBA

Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:00 am EDT

Medieval and early modern recipes: circulation, transmission, organisation. In this session we will compare and contrast the different ways in which manuscripts were used to organise, transmit and circulate knowledge of medical recipes from the medieval to early modern periods. What can be gained from observing manuscript recipes across this broad time period?
Prof Iolanda Ventura, Associate Professor, Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies, University of Bologna

Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:00 pm EDT

Rethinking Center-Periphery 
David Edgerton.
Gisela Mateos and Edna Suarez.
Mara Dicenta and Ezequiel Sosiuk.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

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.
Main Readings:

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

Kateřina Kolářová, "Rehabilitative Post-Socialism: Disability, Race, Gender, and Sexuality and the Limits of National Belonging" (forthcoming with University of Michigan Press).
The meeting will be a discussion of a chapter entitled “The Inadaptable (Non-)Citizen: The Racialised Logic of the Provisionally Permanent Abandonment."

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

Ashley Gonik, Doctoral Candidate at Harvard University
"Printed Calendars, Inside and Out"

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

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

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

Thursday, July 29, 2021 11:00 am EDT

Material and visual qualities of medieval medical manuscripts 
Details TBC
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

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

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.