History of Science Program Seminar
The Program Seminar serves to foster scholarly community among the faculty, students, and visiting fellows of the Program: we meet weekly to think and talk together, and this is a considerable pleasure (not to mention intellectually invigorating). Topics of the gathering vary. Often we discuss a pre-circulated work in progress, but other conversations are welcome, recent literature, events and trends in the profession, issues of common concern in the Program. The goal is to bridge the divisions and to counteract the centrifugal forces that tend to affect small programs with broad scope.
This is open to registered persons only. Please do not distribute or cite any papers without prior permission from the author(s). For more information, or if you are intersted in joining Program Seminar and receiving invitations to papers, please contact the Graduate Program Assistant to be added to our listserv.
Program in History of Science Seminar: Spring 2017
Cutting the Edge of Objectivity: The Concept of “Science” and History and Philosophy of Science Program at Princeton University, 1960-1981
Life in the World, the Human and Natural History in the Seventeenth Century
The Speaking Ape: Eden, Language, and the Logic of Origins in the Nineteenth Century
6 March: TBA
Dr. Wiley’s “Poison Squad” and the Case for Pure Food: How One Study Became a Symbol for the Role of Government and Scientific Experts
The Birth of a Discipline: Infant Psychiatry and Video-assisted Micro-analysis of Behavior, 1960s-1980s
Library Stargazing: Textual Investigation in the Early Yuan Reform of the Chinese Calendar
The Geometry of Melancholy: Albrecht Dürer's Desperate Man
Operationalizing the Mind: Aboriginal Child Cognition and Assimilation in Australia, 1967-1970
Battles for Breath: Responses to coal workers' pneumoconiosis in South Wales and Central Appalachia, 1968-1985