2011-2012 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)


Poster of SHC lectures. Poster of lectures co-sponsored by SHC.

FALL 2011

October 3, 2011

Carol Heimer (Department of Sociology and American Bar Foundation, Northwestern University)
"Making the Clinic Safe for Science"

October 13, 2011

Donald MacKenzie (Department of Sociology, University of Edinburgh)
“Drilling Through the Allegheny Mountains: The Social Structure of Liquidity in the Age of Automated Trading”
**Hosted by the Sociology Department with the co-sponsorship of SHC and the Media, Technology, and Society program
12:30-1:50 pm in Parkes Hall 222

November 14, 2011

Matthew Wisnioski (Department of Science and Technology in Society, Virginia Tech)
“Bridges to Creative Renewal: Engineers and the Design Revolution in 1960's America”

WINTER 2012

January 9, 2012

Kaushik Sunder Rajan (Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago)
"Property, Rights, and the Constitution of Contemporary Indian Biomedicine: Notes from the Gleevec Case"

January 20, 2012

Daniela Bleichmar (Departments of Art History and History, USC)
“A New World of Knowledge: America in Prints, Prints in America”
**Part of a day-long colloquium at the Block Museum on “Knowledge| Replication,” hosted by the Art History Department with the co-sponsorship of SHC.
10:30am - Block Museum, Pick-Laudati Auditorium

January 23, 2012

Andrew Lakoff (Departments of Anthropology, Sociology, and Communication, USC)
"Real Time Biopolitics: The Actuary and the Sentinel in Global Public Health"

January 26, 2012

Alondra Nelson (Department of Sociology, Columbia University)
“Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination”
**Hosted by the Sociology Department with the co-sponsorship of SHC
12:30-1:50pm - Parkes Hall 222

February 6, 2012

Elizabeth Lunbeck (Department of the History of Science, Harvard University)
"Writing the History of Narcissism"
NOTE LOCATION: Humanities Seminar Room, Kresge 2-360

February 20, 2012

David Ribes (Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington)
"Infrastructure and Historical Ontology: Changing Objects in a Long-term Study"
**Co-sponsored by the Media, Technology, and Society program


SPRING 2012

NOTE NEW DATE: April 16 , 2012

Geoffrey Bowker (Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine)
"Emerging Forms of Knowledge Expression"
**Co-sponsored by the Media, Technology, and Society program

Special event:
May 4-5, 2012

Facts, Artifacts, and the Politics of Consensus: A Midwest Conference for Science and Technology Studies
Keynote Speaker on May 4:
Naomi Oreskes, Science Studies Program, University of California, San Diego
”Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming”

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dorothy Roberts (Law & Sociology, University of Pennsylvania Law School)
Keith Wailoo (History; Woodrow Wilson School for Public & International Affairs, Princeton)
“The Use and Abuse of Race in Medicine and Health Studies”
**Hosted by the African American Studies Department with the co-sponsorship of SHC
Univ Lib - Video Theater Rm 2712 - 1970 Campus Drive