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
All times Eastern
Junaidu Dunladi, Bayero University, Kano-Nigeria: "Public Perceptions and Resistance to Piped Water in Kano City, 1924-1945"
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.
Nicole Huberfeld, "Is Medicare for All the Answer? Assessing the Health Reform Gestalt as the ACA Turns 10"
Decolonization and the History of Science in East Asia
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."
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.
Paula Arantes Botelho Briglia Habib, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), “Breeding, Genetics, and Scientific Dissemination in the Revista de Agricultura (1926-1937)”
Epstein, The Ant Trap
Graeme Gooday and Annie Jamieson, "Normalizing Hearing" work-in-progress.