2007-2008 Klopsteg Lecture Series

All lectures are open to the public, thanks to the generosity of the Klopsteg fund, and (unless indicated otherwise below) are held in the Hagstrum Room (University Hall Room 201) on Mondays from 4:00-5:30pm.

Program Director: Professor Ken Alder (History)


October 5

Elizabeth Watkins, Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, University of California - San Francisco School of Medicine
The Estrogen Elixir: Women and Science in the Making and Unmaking of Hormone Replacement Therapy

October 26

Laura Stark, Program in Science in Human Culture and Department of Sociology, Northwestern University
Talking Ethics inside the Iron Cage: How Human Subjects Reviewers are Made Invisible

November 9

Alistair Sponsel, Program in the History of Science, Princeton University
Darwin’s First Theory: The Mystery of Coral Reefs

November 16

Jessica Wang, Department of History, University of British Columbia
Social Knowledge and the American State: From the Social Survey to the New Deal

January 11

Tony Hazard, Program in Science in Human Culture and Department of History, Northwestern University

February 1

John P. Jackson, Jr., Department of Communication, University of Colorado at Boulder
"The Boundary Work of the 'Blank Slate': Creating the Disciplines of Evolutionary Psychology and Cultural Anthropology"

February 15

Bruce Baum, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia
"The Rise and Fall of the Caucasian Race: A Study in the Politics of 'Race' Science"

February 29

Patrick Sharp, Department of Liberal Studies, California State University at Los Angeles
"Darwin’s Soldiers: Gender, Technology, and Warfare in American Culture"

May 2

Theodore M. Porter, Department of History, UCLA
"The Phantom of Blending Inheritance: Statistics and the Origins of Genetics"

May 29-30

Workshop: “Re:Calling ‘Science as a Vocation’”