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.
- 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
- Media Studies
- Medicine and Health
- Ocean Science, Technology and Medicine
- Practices and Social Relations of Obstetrical Objects
- Sciences of the Senses
- Under Tropical Skies: Science, Technology, and Society
Upcoming Groups for 2020-2021
- Collections and Collecting
- Science in Early South Asia
- Science, Technology and Medicine in Latin America
All times Eastern
Gabriel Coren, "Sounding Ethnos: composition by field" (work in progress).
In this second session, we will read Johan Heilbron, Nicolas Guilhot, and Laurent Jeanpierre, "Toward a Transnational History of the Social Sciences" (2008) and a draft paper co-authored by one of our members, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz (and Adam Kendon), "The Natural History of an Interview and the Microanalysis of Behavior in Social Interaction: A Critical Moment in Research Practice".
Sean Fraga, University of Southern California, "Settler Steamboats: Mobility, Settler Colonialism, and Steam Power in the Terraqueous Pacific Northwest, 1846–1872"
William deJong-Lambert, Bronx Community College (CUNY), “Synthesizing a Synthesis: The Relationship between Theodosius Dobzhansky, Andre Dreyfus, Crodowaldo Pavan and Antonio Brito da Cunha”
Will Scates-Frances, Australian National University, "Captain Vanderford's Rule" (from his dissertation "Faces of Nature: The Race Thinking of Charles Pickering on the United States South Seas Exploring Expedition 1838-1842")
Tamara Fernando, University of Cambridge, “Seeing like the Sea: The Pearl Fishery of Ceylon as a Maritime Assemblage 1799-1925”
Claude-Olivier Doron, Université Paris Diderot, Precisa de título (title forthcoming)