Spring 2016


All sessions meet from 6-8pm in Science Center 469. Dinner is served at working group meetings. For catering purposes and to receive any pre-circulated materials, RSVP to angelrodriguez@g.harvard.edu

February 8
Michelle LaBonte (History of Science)
“‘A Problem of Translation’: Analysis of Fetal Cells from Maternal Blood for Prenatal Diagnosis”

February 22
“The Life Cycle of the Collection, from Acquisition 
to Finding Aid” & “Newly Available Collections”
Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library

February  29
Elizabeth Quinn (Greater Lawrence Family Health Center)
“The Good Enough Midwife: Notes Toward a History of Traditional Birth Attendant Training in Latin America”

March 7
Beat Bächi (University of Bern)
“From Ergot to LSD: Materiality, Local and Global Knowledge in the Agricultural, Industrial and Scientific Production of Psychotropic Substances” 

March 21
Akif Ercihan Yerlioǧlu (History & Middle Eastern Studies)
“Paracelsus Goes East: Ottoman Medicine in the Early Modern Period”

March 28
J. Cecilia Cárdenas-Navia (Yale University)
“Thinking About the Sciences, Skin Color, and Human Difference: Dermatology and Melanin Sciences in the 21st Century”

April 4
Frank Blibo (History of Science)
“The Tumored Nerves of Africa: The Yearning for Neuro-Oncological Modernity in (In)dependent African States, 
Using Nigeria as a Case Study, 1940s–2000”

April 11
Shireen Hamza (History of Science)
“Sex in the Kitchen: Aphrodisiacs in Tenth-Century Medicine and Cuisine”

April 18
Emily Harrison (History of Science)
“Infant Loss, Big Data”

April 25
Cara Fallon (History of Science)
“More Preventable than Disease? Falls in the Home in the 20th Century”
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