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|
Sarah Robey, Temple University: "The Fallout from Fallout: The Peacetime Threat, 1954-1960." This paper will be a chapter from Sarah's dissertation on The Atomic American: Citizenship in a Nuclear State, 1945-1963.
Note Special Day Steven Harris, University of Mary Washington, will introduce his manuscript, "A Soviet Anxiety of Influence: What Harold Bloom Can Tell Us about Aeroflot’s History of Technological Development”
We will continue our discussion of climate history by complementing the environmental history forum we read for last time with some writings by historians of science such as Spencer Weart and Naomi Oreskes. Specific readings TBA.
Ian Merkel (NYU), "Atlantic Crossings and Disciplinary Reformulation in the 1930s: the case of French Social Science at the University of São Paulo"
Beth Linker (University of Pennsylvania) discussing Huddled Masses: The Making of a Poor Posture Epidemic in America.
Dan Liu, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: "Crystals, Colloids, and Fibers"