History of Science Society Annual Conference

Date: 

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

Location: 

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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