History of Science Society Annual Conference


Thursday, November 21, 2013 (All day) to Sunday, November 24, 2013 (All day)


Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210

Panels of interest to the ESWG community include:

Session T3: Re-Thinking Medieval and Early Modern Science

  • Thursday 11/21
  • Location: Room 252B (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center) 
  • Chair and Organizer: Elly Truitt (Bryn Mawr College)
  • Presenters:
    • “Unsettling Boundaries I: Premodern and Modern,” Ahmed Ragab (Harvard University) 
    • “Unsettling Boundaries II: East and West,” Katharine Park (Harvard University) 
    • “Byzantium: The Other East,” Darin Hayton (Haverford College) 
    • “An Irrational Fear of Magic,” Elly Truitt (Bryn Mawr College)

Session Sa14: Negotiating Medical Knowledge in the Early Modern World

  • Saturday 11/23
  • Location: Otis (Lobby Level) 
  • Chair: Ashley Inglehart (Indiana University) 
  • Presenters
    • “Shop Natural History: The Conversable and Convivial Science of the Renaissance Pharmacy,” Valentina Pugliano (Cambridge University) 
    • “Needles, Texts and Anatomy: Towards a Cross-Cultural Understanding of Acupuncture in Seventeenth-Century Japan,” Wei Yu Wayne Tan (Harvard University)
    • "Making Observations: Patients and the Medical Encounter in Early Modern England,” Olivia Weisser (University of Massachusetts, Boston) 
    • “Reforming Knowledge over the Nature of Drugs: A Physiological Turn in Eighteenth Century Chinese Materia Medica,” He Bian (Harvard University) 
    • “Mercury Drugs as Objects of Knowledge in Tokugawa Japan,” Daniel Trambaiolo (Princeton University)

See http://hssonline.org/Meeting/index.html for more information, including registration.

A complete preliminary program can be found at http://hssonline.org/Meeting/2013HSSMeeting/2013_Preliminary_Program.pdf.  

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