Spring 2016 talks at WU on the history of science, medicine, technology

January 20: Mind the Gap: Avicenna’s New Argument against Actually Infinite Space and Its Reception. Jon McGinness (UMSL) Life Sciences 202 @ 12:00 pm. History & Philosophy of Science & Medicine Seminar Series

January 21: 49th Historia Medica “The History of Thoracic Surgery at Washington University” January 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm Bernard Becker Medical Library, King Center (7th floor) Marc Moon, MD John M. Shoenberg Chair in Cardiovascular Disease; Chief, Cardiac Surgery; Director, Center for Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta; Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Washington University School of Medicine

Feb. 10: Laughing Animals Lauren Olin. Life Sciences Building, Room 202 @ 12:00 pm. History & Philosophy of Science & Medicine Seminar Series

CANCELED: March 1: Book Workshop: The Multiple Realization Book. Larry Shapiro (Wisconsin) and Tom Polger (Cincinnatti).

March 10: The Historian’s Macroscope: Structural Shifts in Early Modern Correspondence Networks on Thursday, March 10, 4pm, in Busch Hall, Room 18. Scott Weingart, Digital Humanities Specialist at Carnegie Mellon University

March 10: Culling the Herd: Eugenics and the Environmental Conservation Movement, 1900-1950. Gar Allen. 4pm Rebstock 322 Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology Seminar–Spring 2016

March 10: 50th Historia Medica “Poison Trials: Testing Antidotes in Early Modern Europe” March 10, 2016 at 4:30 pm Bernard Becker Medical Library, King Center (7th floor) Alisha Rankin, PhD Associate Professor of History Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

March 11: Colloquium: Friday, March 11, 12-1pm, Busch Hall, Room 18. Six Degrees of Francis Bacon. Scott Weingart, Digital Humanities Specialist at Carnegie Mellon University. RSVP required for this event to alehman@wustl.edu

March 29: Hearing is Believing: Children, Disability, American Radio & Popular Culture, 1910-1970, A lecture presented by the Center for the Humanities. Speaker: Walton Schalick. 4:00 p.m. Danforth University Center, Room 233 Free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided. More information.

April 13: CANCELED Social values, scientific practice, and the nature of contemporary science. Ingo Brigandt (Calgary) Life Science 202 @ 12:00 pm. History & Philosophy of Science & Medicine Seminar Series

April 21: 51st Historia Medica “Goat Gland Messiah: The Bizarre Rise and Spectacular Fall of Dr. John R. Brinkley” April 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm Bernard Becker Medical Library, King Center (7th floor) L. Lewis, Wall, MD, DPhil Selina Okin Kim Connor Professor in Arts and Sciences for Medical Anthropology Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology Washington University in St. Louis

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Ruth is a librarian at Washington University for biology, math, history of science; she is also scholarly communications coordinator. Email: rlewis@wustl.edu Phone: 314-935-4819