New Department website at the College of Arts and Sciences

This events blog is no longer being updated. Please see the new website for the Department of the History of Science at this url:

http://cas.ou.edu/hsci

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Reeds on Renaissance Herbals

THIS COLLOQUIUM IS CANCELLED

Public lecture: From the Margins to the Gutters 
in Oklahoma’s Renaissance Herbals: A Demonstration and Preliminary Report

When and where: Friday, May 6, 2011, 3:30 – 5 pm, History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries, BL 521.

Who: Dr. Karen Reeds, Mellon Visiting Fellow – OU; Visiting Scholar – University of Pennsylvania; and Princeton Research Forum.

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Pandora: Pixelated Humanism

Public lecture: Pixelated Humanism: The Digital Vernacular and the Ghost of Carl Becker

When and where: Friday, April 22, 2011, 3:30 – 5 pm, History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries, BL 521.

Who: Dr. Katherine Pandora, Associate Professor, Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma.

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Stewart: Muck is the Mother of the Meal Chest

Public lecture: Muck is the Mother of the Meal Chest: Agricultural Chemistry and Affinity in Eighteenth Century Britain

When and where: Friday, April 8, 2011, 3:30 – 5 pm, History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries, BL 521.

Who: Dr. John Stewart, PhD candidate, History of Science, University of Oklahoma.

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Midwest Junto for the History of Science

UPDATED: Junto program (pdf)
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David Cahan, University of NebraskaDear Friends and Colleagues,

We’re just a few days shy of the deadline for paper proposals (22 February) and about six weeks shy for this year’s Midwest Junto meeting (1-3 April) here at UNL, and so I thought I would write to remind you of these facts and ask you to consider making a proposal yourself, and/or encouraging one of your colleagues or students to do so. I have, incidentally, already received a number of proposals.

I’ve posted this year’s meeting announcement and registration form on the HSS website, as well as on the sites of SHOT, AAHM, H-Net Academic, and Facebook. ISU will continue to maintain the Junto’s webpage, and you’ll find a copy of the announcement and form there, too.

Please remember that I’ve reserved discounted rooms at the Downtown Holiday Inn, which is very close to the UNL campus, and that it’s important to reserve your room sufficiently ahead of time (before 20 March at the latest) so as to ensure the discount. (Contact the Downtown HI directly to make your reservation; see the announcement on the HSS website for details.) And please remember to send in your registration form and check for the registration and the banquet as soon as you can, too.

I look forward to seeing everyone here at the meeting in April.

Best,

David

David Cahan
Charles Bessey Professor of History
Department of History
610 Oldfather Hall
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0327
USA
Tel.: 402-472-3238 (office)
Fax: 402-472-8839

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Remaining Colloquia, Spring 2011

Nobutoyo, 1556-1846c.This is a provisional list of the remaining colloquia still to come this spring semester of 2011. Unless otherwise noted, colloquia will be held in the Harlow Room of the History of Science Collections, Bizzell Memorial Library (directions), from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more information or accommodations on the basis of disability please call 325-2741.

March 04: No colloquium. Prospective Student Visit day.

Thursday March 10, 12 noon, Cate IV 251: Paul Sutter, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies Core Faculty, University of Colorado. “Pulling the Teeth of the Tropics: Towards an Environmental History of Public Health during the Construction of the Panama Canal.”

Thursday March 10, 7 pm, Room TBA: Paul Sutter, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies Core Faculty, University of Colorado. “Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies: Making Environmental Sense of Georgia’s ‘Little Grand Canyon.’

March 12 SPRING BREAK BEGINS

March 18 SPRING BREAK

March 22, 7-9 pm, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History: Erik Conway, Historian at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, “Merchants of Doubt.” Followed by a reception at the Museum. Co-sponsored by the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Studies, History of Science Association, IPE, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Zoology.

March 25: No colloquium.

April 1: No colloquium. MIDWEST JUNTO FOR THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE.

April 8: John Stewart, Ph. D. Candidate, History of Science, “Chemical Affinity in Eighteenth Century England.”

April 15: Stephen P. Weldon, Assistant Professor, History of Science, and Editor, Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science. “Atheism, Secularism, and Science in Modernity.”

April 22: Katherine Pandora, Associate Professor, History of Science. “Pixelated Humanism: The Digital Vernacular and the Ghost of Carl Becker.”

May 6: Karen Reeds, Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, Mellon Visiting Fellow at OU, and National Coalition of Independent Scholars. “Oklahoma’s Renaissance Herbals: From the Margins to the Gutters. A Demonstration and Preliminary Report.

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Valentine’s exhibit in the History of Science Collections

UPDATE: The Valentine’s exhibit will remain open through Friday, March 11!
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A new exhibit in the lobby of the History of Science Collections opens today:

A Valentine’s Celebration: Matters of the Heart from Science, Stage & Story

Mondino dei Luzzi, Anatomia (1541)This joint exhibit features works from the History of Science Collections, the John and Mary Nichols Collection, and the Harry W. Bass Business History Collection.

Works on display celebrate:

  • the science of love,
  • chocolate,
  • the rituals of love,
  • the anatomy of the heart,
  • tales of romance from American and British Literature,
  • famous scientific couples,
  • and the romance of science.

No appointment is necessary; the exhibit will be available for viewing through March 5th. The exhibit is open during the regular hours of the History of Science Collections, which is located on the 5th floor of Bizzell Library. For accommodations on the basis of disability, call 325-2741.

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Gerali on “The Geologist and Oil: Giovanni Capellini”

Public lecture: The Geologist and Oil: Reflections on the First Steps of the Oil Industry through the Experiences of Giovanni Capellini (1833-1922)

When and where: Friday, February 11, 2011, 3:30 – 5 pm, History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries, BL 521.

Who: Dr. Francesco Gerali, Mellon Fellow, University of Oklahoma and Accademia Lunigianese di Scienze.

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Siddons on Sensibility and Science

Public lecture: Sensibility and Science: Interpreting Two Mezzotints after Joseph Wright of Derby

When and where: Friday, January 28, 2011, 3:30 – 5 pm, History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries, BL 521.

Who: Dr. Louise Siddons, Assistant Professor and Curator of Collections, Department of Art, Oklahoma State University.

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Peter Soppelsa, “Tracks in the City”

Public lecture: ‘Tracks in the City’: Problems of Urban Railways in Paris, 1870-1914
When and where: Friday, January 12, 2011, 3:30 – 5 pm, History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries, BL 521.
Who: Dr. Soppelsa is Lecturer in the Department of the History of Science of the University of Oklahoma and Managing Editor of Technology and Culture.

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