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.
- Biological Sciences
- Early Modern Science
- Earth & Environmental Sciences
- Evolution and Heredity in Brazil
- History & Philosophy of Science
- History of Science in Asia: Decolonizing the History of Science
- Malingering and Social Welfare Policy
- Measuring Aurality: Interdisciplinary Histories of Disability, Technology, and Military Acoustics
- Medicine and Health
- Sciences of the Senses
- Under Tropical Skies: Science, Technology, and Society
Upcoming Groups for 2020-2021
- Collections and Collecting
- Media Studies
- Ocean Science, Technology and Medicine
- Science in Early South Asia
- Science, Technology and Medicine in Latin America
- Practices and Social Relations of Obstetrical Objects
All times Eastern
Clark Alejandrino: The Science of Storms: Modern Meteorology in Guangdong's Typhoon Space from the 1850s to the 1950s
J.B. Shank will present his WIP titled “Europeans Telling of the World’s Beginnings Around 1700. Between Science and Religion, Prose, Verse, and Scripture, and Image and Text.”
These papers will be precirculated to the group. Please RSVP to the Early Modern Working Group Coordinators at least a week before the event.
Megan Piorko email@example.com
Katie Reinhart firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract & bio attached
Lilian Al-Chueyr Pereira Martins, Universidade de São Paulo, Precisa de título (title forthcoming)
Omar Nasim, "Ornamental Mind," (work in progress).
NOTE SPECIAL DATE
Epstein, The Ant Trap
TBA, selections from Ch. 10-16
David Suisman, "Harmonicas, Hospitals, and Hit Kits: Music in the U.S. Military in World War II," work-in-progress.
Emily Gibson, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, National Science Foundation, "Technology and Policy: Applied research and engineering at the National Science Foundation during the 1970s"
We will discuss a chapter in progress by Aaron Thomas of Mississippi State University. More details will follow.
Power in Scientific Working Relationships
Maile Arvin (University of Utah) will join us to discuss "Conditionally Caucasian: Polynesian Racial Classification in Early Twentieth-Century Eugenics and Physical Anthropology," chapter two of her recently published book Possessing Polynesians: The Science of Settler Colonial Whiteness in Hawai`i and Oceania. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019.