2003-2004 Klopsteg Lecture Series

October 10

Simon Werrett, Department of History, University of Washington, Seattle
"Fireworks and Natural Philosophy"

October 24

Adrian Johns, Department of History, University of Chicago
"Death of a pirate: economic liberalism, offshore radio, and popular culture in '60s Britain"

November 7

Guy Ortolano, Department of History, Northwestern University
"Kick the Two Cultures Habit! A 5-Step Program"

December 5

“Interior temptation”: Early modern imagination
Organized by Claudia Swan, Art History, Northwestern University, and Fernando Vidal, Max Planck Institute for History of Science, Berlin.

On December 5th and 6th, the SHC program is supporting a special international workshop co-organized by Northwestern’s Program in the Study of the Imagination and the Max Planck Institute for History of Science, Berlin. This workshop will bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines to discuss various formulations and practices of the imagination, its powers, its dangers and its benefits in early modern Europe, where theories of its operations explained mental function and malfunction, dreams, artistry, the effects of music, witchcraft, various maladies, and religious contemplation.

January 16

Greg Mitman, Department of Medical History and Bioethics
"Campaigning for Health: Visual Languages of Disease and Race in America, 1963-1965"

January 30

Ruth Schwartz Cowan, Janice and Julian Bers Professor and Chair, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania
"Can A Eugenic Program be Morally Right and Politically Correct? Mandated Genetic Screening on the Island of Cyprus"

February 12

Pietro Corsi, University of Paris
"After the Revolution: The Politics of Words, 1795-1802"

February 20

Tom Gieryn, Rudy Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Professor of History & Philosophy of Science, Indiana University
"City as Truth-Spot: Laboratory and Field-sites in Urban Studies"

February 27

Tom Gunning, Department of Art History, University of Chicago
"Phantasmagoria: Making Illusions Between Enlightenment and Cinema"

March 12

Helene Mialet, Visiting Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
"Performing Thought Experiments"

April 2

Mitchell Ash, Department of History, University of Vienna
"Scientific Changes in Times of Political Upheaval: Germany 1933, 1945, 1990"

April 16

Norton Wise, Department of History, University of California - Los Angeles

April 30

Adele Clarke, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, University of California - San Francisco
"From the Rise of Medicine to Biomedicalization: American (Bio)medical Formations c1890-2000"

May 14

Steven Epstein, Department of Sociology and Science Studies Program, University of California, San Diego
"One Size Does Not Fit All': Standardization, Identity Politics, and the Management of Difference in U.S. Biomedical Research"

May 28

Mark Brown, Department of Government, California State University--Sacramento
"Citizen Panels and the Co-Production of Scientific and Political Representation"