Working Groups

Active Groups

The Consortium invites 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.

Propose a Paper for discussion at one of the groups below, deadline July 15.

Each group meets monthly. All interested scholars are welcome to participate via online video conferencing.

To join a group:

  1. Log in, or create an account
  2. Click on a group below
  3. Click on the "Membership" tab and select "Request Group Membership"

Upcoming Meetings

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Friday, August 13, 2021 4:00 pm EDT

Sean Morey Smith (Postdoctoral Project Manager, Rice University Humanities Research Center), "The Rush to Race: Benjamin Rush and Climatic-Racial Arguments against Slavery"
Comment by Eric Herschthal, Assistant Professor of History, University of Utah

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 3:00 pm EDT

Ann Elias, University of Sydney, chapters 2, 4 and 6 from her book Coral Empire: Underwater Oceans, Colonial Tropics, Visual Modernity (Duke University Press, 2019) 

Friday, September 10, 2021 4:00 pm EDT

Meghan K. Roberts (Associate Professor of History, Bowdoin College), "'The Talk of All Paris': Making Race and Reputations in Enlightenment France"
Comment by Suman Seth, Marie Underhill Noll Professor of the History of Science, Cornell University

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

September 15, 2021 – "Epistemologia feminista e caminhos para uma ciência melhor: discussões em torno do conceito de objetividade e dos saberes localizados" - Eliza Teixeira de Toledo (PhD in History from the Graduate Program in History of Science and Health at Casa de Oswaldo Cruz - COC-Fiocruz)

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.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 2:00 pm EDT

Penelope K. Hardy, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, seeks your input on her new project: a four-volume edited primary source collection tentatively titled Knowing the Oceans, 1790-1914: A Global Documentary History.

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

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:00 pm EST

November 17, 2021 - “Psiquiatria Genética na Eugenia alemã e no Brasil” - Pedro Muñoz (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)

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.