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Winter 2021 Colloquium Schedule

Announcing the 2021 UCLA Winter Quarter History of Science, Medicine and Technology Colloquium. All meetings will take place 4pm-5pm PST Mondays on Zoom (RSVP required). Links to RSVP for each Zoom meeting will be sent out closer to the relevant meeting dates. Everyone is welcome!

Jan 11 Grace Kim (Vanderbilt), “Preserving Art, Producing Science: The Microbiological Lives of Cultural Heritage.”

Jan 25 Philip Lehmann (UCR), “Polish Steppes and German Gardens: Climate Amelioration in the Generalplan Ost.”

Feb 8 Hippolyte Goux (UCLA), "Representation and Abstraction: Economic Models and the End of Man."

Feb 22 Roundtable Past and Futures: Current Challenges in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine 

            with interventions by:

                 Terence Keel (UCLA), “The Demographic Future of the History of Science.”

                 Cathy Gere (UCSD), "The Climate Crisis and Professional Equity in History of Science."

March 8 Preston McBride (Dartmouth), "Lethal Education: Native American Boarding Schools, 1879-1934."


Fall 2020 Colloquium Schedule

We will meet on zoom from 4-5 pm. RSVP links will be circulated with the announcements for the individual talks.

Nov 2
Ted Porter (UCLA) "Democracy Counts: On Sacred and Debased Numbers"
Comments by Amir Alexander (UCLA)
Co-sponsored by the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy

Nov 16
Book Event: Presentation and celebration of Soraya de Chadarevian, Heredity under the Microscope: Chromosomes and the Study of the Human Genome (University of Chicago Press, 2020)
Discussants: Ted Porter (UCLA) and Iris Clever (University of Chicago)

Nov 23
Taylor Moore (UCSB): "Tracing the Magical Rhinoceros Horn in Egypt: A Decolonial Materialist History"
Co-sponsored by the European History Colloquium

Regristration: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsdeGurzIqGtxldiJYGsO0ROwIFjd72WeD 

Nov 30
Claire Gherini (Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Fellow), "Slavery's Medicine: Making Medical Knowledge from the Garrison to the Plantation in the British Caribbean, 1763-1807"

Registration: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMldumtpz0sEtPww5ISb-MGdBajvEwO8SZP


Winter 2020 Colloquium Schedule

All talks are held in Bunche 5288 at 4pm unless otherwise noted.


February 3:   Lukas Rieppel, Brown University.

“Assembling the Dinosaur”

February 24No Colloquium TodayInstead: History Department Talk by Glenn Penny, University of Iowa and Candidate for Bruman Chair in German History. 

“Unbinding German History”

(Philipp Lehmann, UC Riverside, postponed to Spring 2020 - “Polish Steppes and German Gardens: Climate Amelioration in the Generalplan Ost”)

March 2:   Aro Velmet, University of Southern California

“Pasteur’s Empire: Bacteriology and Politics in France, Its Colonies, and the World”

March 9:   Otniel Dror, Hebrew University and UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics

"Supra-Maximal Super-Pleasure"

March 16: Deborah Coen, Yale University

“Climate Change and the Enigma of Usable Knowledge”



Fall 2019 Colloquium Schedule

All talks are held in Bunche 5288 at 4pm unless otherwise noted.


October 21: Sari Siegel, Cedars Sinai Program in History of Medicine and UCLA

“The Recruitment and Activities of Jewish Prisoner-Physicians During the Holocaust”


November 4: John Krige, Georgia Institute of Technology and Caltech

“Some Challenges of Writing Transnational History of Science and Technology”


Saturday, November 9: 2019 UC SoCal History of Science Graduate Seminar



November 18:  Scottie Buehler, UCLA

“Religion and Ecclesiastical Practices of Midwifery Education in Eighteenth-century France”


November 25: Vivien Hamilton, Harvey Mudd College

“Competing Virtues of Measurement: Physics, Medicine and Quantification in Early X-ray Therapy”