2008-2009 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 Francesca Bordogna | Program of Liberal Arts, University of Notre Dame


October 17

Peter Benson, Assistant Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis
“The Pharmaceuticalization of Tobacco: Philip Morris, Ethical Variability, and Health Cigarette Myths”

November 14

Dorothy Roberts, Kirkland and Ellis Professor, Northwestern University Law School, Professor, African-American Studies and Sociology, Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
"Race and the New Biocitizen"

November 21

Tony Hazard, Postdoctoral Fellow, Science in Human Culture, Department of History, Northwestern University
"A Racialized Deconstruction? Ashley Montagu and the 1950 Unesco Statement on Race"

January 16

Lindsay Smith, Northwestern University
"'Subversive Genes': Reconstituting Identity in Post-Dictatorial Argentina"

February 13

Jordi Cat, Indiana University Bloomington
"Maxwell's family lines, land, colors and toys: construction, convention, and multidisciplinarity"

February 20

Ian Whitmarsh, UCSF
"Vexed Biomedicine: Hyperdiagnostics of Race and Disease in the Caribbean"

April 17

Pap Ndiaye, Ecole Des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
“The French social sciences and the meaning of race”

April 24

Gianna Pomata, Johns Hopkins University
“A Word of the Empirics: the ancient concept of observation and its recovery in early modern medicine”

May 8

Gary Hatfield, University of Pennsylvania
“On the Disciplinary Identity of Psychology: 1732-1933”

May 15

Lorraine Daston, Director, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
“The Passions of the Unnatural”