2009-2010 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 Steve Epstein (Sociology)


FALL 2009

October 5. 2009

Alice Dreger (Department of Medical Humanities, Northwestern)
"Galileo's Middle Finger: Science and Identity Politics in the Internet Age"

October 19. 2009

Yarí Pérez Marín (Department of Hispanic Studies, Durham University)
"New World Bodies: Anatomy and Physiology in Early Colonial Mexican Texts”

November 2, 2009

Francisco Portugal (SHC, Northwestern and Psychology Department, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
“Psychology and Education in Brazil's First Republic, 1889-1930”

November 9, 2009

Daniel Margocsy (SHC and History, Northwestern)
“The Camel's Head: Picturing Exotica in Sixteenth-Century Europe”

November 16, 2009

Jeanette Colyvas (School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern)
“Ubiquity and Legitimacy, Examining the Relationship between Diffusion and Institutionalization in the Academic Life Sciences”


WINTER 2010

January 25, 2010

Lindsay Smith (Geography + Environmental Studies, University of New Mexico)
“‘Bring Them Back Alive’: Negotiating Genetics and Identity in Post-dictatorship Argentina”

February 1, 2010

Kelly Moore (Sociology, Loyola University Chicago)
"The Nourished Neoliberal: 'Pleasured Self-Discipline', Markets, and Citizenship in the United States"

February 8, 2010

Gregg Mitman (History of Science Department, Madison)
"Latex and Blood: Science, Markets, and American Empire"

February 15, 2010

Jennifer Reardon (Sociology Department, UC Santa Cruz)
"The Postgenomic Condition: Technoscience at the Limits of Liberal Democratic Imaginaries"

February 22, 2010

Karin Knorr Cetina (Anthropology, U Chicago)
"The Market as an Object of Attachment: What Type of Agent is a Financial Market?"

March 1, 2010

Kapil Raj (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
"Circulation as a Problem for the History of Science: Constructing Knowledge in the Early Modern World"

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 (Humanities Seminar Room, Kresge 2-370)

Adrián López-Denis (Program in Latin American Studies, Princeton University)
"Transatlantic Medicine, Modern Slavery and the Iberian Empire in the Age of Revolution"


SPRING 2010

April 5, 2010

Antonio Barrera (History Department, Colgate)
"Empiricsm and the New Science: Indian and European Doctors in the Atlantic World (Sixteenth Century)"

April 12, 2010

Jorge Canizares-Esguerra (History Department, University of Texas at Austin)
"Fighting Demons while Crossing the Oceans: The Iberian Roots of British and Dutch Cosmography"

April 22, 2010 at 2pm

Jonathan M. Metzl (The Program of Culture, Health, and Medicine, University of Michigan)
"Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease"

April 26, 2010

Michelle Molina (Religious Studies Department, Northwestern)
"Circulations: Heart and Science in the Catholic Atlantic World"

May 3, 2010

Cori Hayden (Anthropology Department, UC Berkeley)
“Generic Specificities: Pharmaceutical access and the Making of New Same Things”

May 17, 2010

Kristin Ruggiero (History Department, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee)
"Foreign Contagion And Honor In Late Nineteenth- And Early Twentieth-Century Buenos Aires"

May 18, 2010

Neena Schwartz (Neurobiology & Physiology, Northwestern University)
"A Lab of Her Own"