Talks at WU on the history of science, medicine, technology, fall 2016-spring 2017

This post will be updated as additions and corrections are sent to Ruth Lewis.

Sept. 9, 2016, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm: Taming Hazards: Natural Disasters and Prevention in the 19th and 20th Century History Workshop. Busch Hall, room 18. Preregistration expected.

Sept. 14, 2016: HPSM Lecture, Professor David Queller, Washington University. The social gene: The elements of selection, transmission, and evolution. Life Sciences Room 202. 12:00 pm

Sept. 28, 2016: 52nd Historia Medica / 6th Bohigian Lectureship – WEDNESDAY, September 28, 2016 – Mark J. Mannis, MD FACS “Shakespeare’s Eye: A Study of the Eye in Disease and Metaphor in the Works of William Shakespeare” Moore Auditorium (medical campus) – Meet & Greet: 4:30 p.m.; Lecture: 5:30

Oct. 6, 2016: 53rd Historia Medica – Thursday, October 6, 2016. “Frankenfest” [speakers and venue TBD]

Oct. 19, 2016: HPSM Lecture, Professor Serife Tekin, Deamen College. Are mental disorders natural kinds? A plea for a new approach to intervention in psychiatry. Life Sciences Room 202. 12:00 pm

Nov. 7, 2016: Assembly Series: Gregory Radick, University of Leeds. “How and Why Darwin Got Emotional About Race.” Thomas Hall Lecture in History of Science. Rebstock Hall, Location changed to Room 215 322. 4:00 pm

Nov. 9, 2016: HPSM Lecture, Professor Greg Radick, University of Leeds. New light on the biometrician/Mendelian debate from the classroom (and vice versa). Life Sciences Room 202. 12:00 pm

Nov. 10, 2016: 54th Historia Medica – Thursday, November 10, 2016. William G. Powderly, MD. present “How Infection Shaped America: Lessons from Irish Famine.” Free and open to the public. Light refreshments. Becker Medical Library, 7th floor, King Center, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Nov. 11, 2016: Sexploration at Washington University in St. Louis: The Legacy of Masters and Johnson in Sexuality Research and Clinical Practice; Panel Discussion, November 11, 2016 – 7:00pm, Umrath Hall, Room 140

Dec. 8, 2016: Please note: The Historia Medica lecture featuring Richard Brasington, MD has been rescheduled from December 8, 2016 to March 16, 2017. 55th Historia Medica – Thursday, December 8, 2016. Richard Brasington, MD. “The History of Informed Consent” Free and open to the public. Light refreshments. Becker Medical Library, 7th floor, King Center, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Jan. 12, 2017: Stephen Lefrak, MD “The Living Heritage of John Locke and his Colleagues: From the Enlightenment through Tomorrow” Free and open to the public. Light refreshments. Becker Medical Library, 7th floor, King Center, 4:30 p.m. The 55th Historia Medica lecture.

Jan. 25, 2017: HPSM Lecture, Professor Joseph Rouse, Wesleyen University. What is a scientific conception of the world?. Life Sciences Room 202. 12:00 pm

Feb. 1, 2017: HPSM Lecture, Operations and Cognitive Ontology Workshop: Jackie Sullivan (Western Ontario) and Uljana Feest (Hanover Operations and Cognitive Ontology) Psychology Building, Room 216. 12:00 pm. [I got notice of location change via email Jan. 30, 2017]

Feb. 16, 2017: Elisabeth Brander, MA, MLS. “Books and Bodies: 500 Years of Printing Medical Texts” Free and open to the public. Light refreshments. Becker Medical Library, 7th floor, King Center, 4:30 p.m. Glaser Gallery Grand Opening and 56th Historia Medica Lecture

Feb. 24, 2017: HPSM Lecture. Felipe DeBrigard, Duke University. Topic: Imagination and Modal Cognition Lab Home. Connor Auditorium, Med School campus. 3:00 pm

March 3, 2017: HPSM Lecture. Leah Krubitzer, PhD, Neuroscientist at UC Davis. Topic: Neuroscience Lab. TBA (Danforth campus). 3:00 pm

Not at WU: March 11, 2017: the ninth St. Louis Philosophy of Science Association (SLAPSA) workshop will be held in the UMSL philosophy department. Registration is not required. More info or download the program.

March 16, 2017: Richard Brasington, MD. “The History of Informed Consent” Free and open to the public. Light refreshments. Becker Medical Library, 7th floor, King Center, 4:30 p.m.

Mar. 22, 2017: HPSM Lecture, Prof. Steve Frank, UC Irvine. Cancer: Somatic mosaicism and the age-incidence curves of death. Life Sciences Room 202. 12:00 pm

Apr. 26, 2017: HPSM Lecture, Professor Steve Downes, Univ. of Utah. Is there a gene for language? Life Sciences Room 202. 12:00 pm

Historia Medica series Presented by the Bernard Becker Medical Library in collaboration with the Center for History Of Medicine

History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine HPSM series – now listed among Philosophy Events

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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