2011-2012 Doctoral Colloquia

The doctoral colloquium is a student-run colloquium that enables graduate students to try out grant proposals, present dissertation chapters, give practice job talks, discuss issues of professional development, and hear visiting speakers. The colloquium usually meets on Mondays at 4:00-5:30pm in the Hagstrum Room (University Hall 201) on those Mondays when there is no scheduled Klopsteg lecture.

Jaimie Morse (Sociology) coordinated meetings and events for 2011-12.


FALL 2011

October 17

Planning session for the year, and feedback session on fellowship/grant applications and practice conference presentations.

October 24

Additional feedback session on fellowship/grant applications and practice conference presentations.

November 21

We will be reading selected articles and book chapters related to the Winter Klopsteg Lectures by Andrew Lakoff and Geoffrey Bowker.


WINTER 2012

Thursday, January 19

The show "Prints & the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe" opens at the Block Museum of Art. More information about the show and associated events is available at
http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2011/12/prints-block-museum-art_mobile.html

Friday, January 20

Professor Claudia Swan has organized a one-day symposium, entitled Knowledge|Replication: Early Modern Sciences in Print, in conjunction with the exhibit and co-sponsored by SHC, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pick-Laudati Auditorium at the Block Museum. All are welcome to attend.

January 30

Presentation by NSF Program Officer Kelly Moore on NSF funding opportunities for STS research (including NSF STS Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants and post-doctoral fellowships).

Wednesday, February 8 at noon

Professor Swan is giving a one-time gallery tour of the show at the Block, called "Of autopsies and flowers: making early modern science." All are welcome to attend.

February 13

Reading group: We will be reading in preparation for the special conference that SHC is hosting in the spring: “Facts, Artifacts, and the Politics of Consensus: A Midwest Conference for Science and Technology Studies” on May 4-5, 2012, at Northwestern University. Selections include excerpts from Gabrielle Hecht’s forthcoming book Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (MIT Press) and articles by Lorraine Daston and Christopher Hamlin.


SPRING 2012

April 9

Feedback on student work in progress

April 16, 12:00-1:30 pm

Lunch with Prof. Geoffrey Bowker, Professor at the School of Information and Computer Science, UCI

April 23 **LOCATION: CLS Seminar Room, Crowe 1-125**

Feedback on student work in progress

Friday, May 4 - Saturday, May 5

“Facts, Artifacts, and the Politics of Consensus: A Midwest Conference for Science and Technology Studies” at Northwestern University

May 14

Reading Group: Cronon, William. 1991. Nature's metropolis: Chicago and the Great West. New York: W.W. Norton.