The fall list of lectures from the History of Medicine program have been announced.  All take place from 12:20-1:10 pm in 555 Diehl Hall, U of M East Bank. More info.

October 8        “Gender and Depression in the Twentieth Century”  A Dorothy Bernstein Lecture in the History of Psychiatry, Laura Hirshbein, MD, Ph.D. (University of Michigan)

October 22      “The Contradictions of Scientific Motherhood: Women, Physicians, and                                 the Politics of Expertise” A Bruce and Sally Kantar Lecture
Rima Apple, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin)

October 29      “The History of Organ Transplantation at the University of Minnesota

John Najarian, MD (University of Minnesota)

November 5     “Causation and Cleanliness: George W. Callender and the Debates over Listerism”

Peter J. Kernahan, MD (University of Minnesota)

November 12   “Medicine and Madison Avenue”

A Charles E. Culpeper Lecture

Nancy Tomes, Ph.D. (SUNY, Stonybrook)

November 19  “Saving the World: Histories of Health as a Global Cause”

A Charles E. Culpeper Lecture

Gary Belkin, MD, Ph.D. (New York University)

The History of Science and Technology/Philosophy of Science Colloquia take place in 131 Tate Laboratory of Physics, at 3:35 pm every Friday.  More info.

September 21
Staffan Mueller-Wille *
The ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society (EGENIS)
University of Exeter
“Fleck and Kuhn on Scientific Change”
(abstract)

September 28
Kenneth Lipartito
Department of History
Florida International University
“It’s Not Rocket Science:
Operations Engineering and Human Space Flight”
(abstract)

October 5
Michael Weisberg*
Department of Philosophy
University of Pennsylvania
“Three Kinds of Idealization”

October 12
No colloquium

October 19
Stuart McCook
Department of History
University of Guelph
“The ‘Malaria of Coffee’:
Hemileia vastatrix and Changing Ideas about
Health and Disease in Plants, 1870-1930″

October 26
These two talks are part of a symposium on Time and Relativity organized by the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Advanced Study
3:30-4:10 Amit Hagar
Department of History and Philosphy of Science
Indiana University
4:10-4:50 Don Howard
Department of Philosophy
University of Notre Dame
“Einstein’s distinction between principle theories and constructive theories”
4:50-5:10 Coffee
5:10-5:20 Chris Smeenk, commentator
Department of Philosophy
University of Western Ontario
5:20-6:00 Discussion

November 2
Carlson School of Management, Room TBA
NOTE DIFFERENT PLACE
Kenneth Manders *
Department of Philosophy
University of Pittsburgh
“Representation vs Ontology in Mathematics”

November 9
John P. Jackson
Department of Communication
University of Colorado-Boulder
“The Boundary Work of the ‘Blank Slate’:
Creating the Disciplines of
Evolutionary Psychology and Cultural Anthropology”

November 16
Lillian Hoddeson
Department of Physics
University of Illinois, Urbana
“Analogy and Inventive Style:
Lessons from Studying Stanford Ovshinsky’s Approach to
Alternative Energy Technologies”

November 23
No colloquium: Thanksgiving

November 30
Evelynn Hammonds
Holyoke Center
Harvard University

December 7
Laura Snyder *
Department of Philosophy
St. John’s University
“Bold Leaps:
Guesses or Inferences?
Analogical Reasoning in Science”
(abstract)

December 10
Monday, NOON, Carlson School of Management, room TBA
NOTE DIFFERENT DAY, TIME and PLACE
Giovanni Giorgini *
Department of Ancient History
University of Bologna
“Relativism and Its Discontents”
(abstract)

* Cosponsored by Studies of Science and Technology, the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, and Department of Philosophy.