The Consortium invites area scholars to join several topical working groups for challenging and collegial discussion of interesting publications in their fields and of each others’ works-in-progress. Please contact the conveners if you would like to participate in one or more of the groups.
Each of the groups meets one evening or afternoon each month at the Consortium offices in Philadelphia. Scholars located anywhere can also participate online. The regular meeting days are as follows, but be sure to check each group's individual schedule for changes.
|1st||History & Theory||Earth & Environmental Sciences||Biological Sciences||Early Modern Science|
|2nd||History & Philosophy of Science||Ancient and Medieval Sciences||Science Beyond the West|
|Human Sciences||Medicine and Health|
Povinelli, Elizabeth A. Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016. Chapters 1 & 2.
Our theme will be Polar Science. Adrian Howkins (Colorado State University), author of Frozen Empires: An Environmental History of the Antarctic Peninsula (Oxford, 2016) and Andrew Stuhl (Bucknell University), author of Unfreezing the Arctic: Science, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands (Chicago, 2016) will open the discussion by commenting on each others' books.
Lawrence Kessler will join the group, as we discuss a chapter from his on-going project, entitled "Entomology and Empire: Biological Pest Control, Diversified Farming, and Hawaiian Sugarcane Planters' Campaign for Annexation, 1893-1898." Mary Richie Mcguire (of Virginia Tech's STS Program) will lead discussion.
- M. Osborn, “Anglo-Saxon Ethnobotany: Women's Reproductive Medicine in Leechbook III” in Health and Healing from the Medieval Garden (2015), 145–161.
- C.M. Guardiola-Griffiths, “Homegrown: From the Woman’s Workplace to the Medieval Garden” La corónica 44 (2015): 39–65.