Friday, 1 April 2016

3:30–5:00. Visit to the Harvard Natural History Museum

5:30. Welcome reception, Science Center room 469


Saturday, 2 April 2016
(All events take place in Science Center room 469)

8:30–9:00. Coffee and pastries

9:00–9:15. Welcome
Janet Browne, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University

9:30–10:45. Session 1: Circulating Species
Chair: Janet Browne, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University

“The Wamei: Japanese Vernacular Nomenclature in Zoology from the Meiji Era to the Present”
Paul Callomon, Center for Science, Technology and Society, Drexel University, Philadelphia

“William Trelease and the Species Problem”
Nuala F. Caomhanach, American Museum of Natural History, New York

10:45-11:15. Coffee break

11:15–12:30. Session 2: Biology and Human Difference
Chair: Jim Strick, Program in Science, Technology and Society, Franklin and Marshall

“‘Something Needed to be Done for the Black Patients’: Integrating the Crownsville State Hospital, 1945-1970”
Ayah Nuriddin, Department of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

“A Science Without Borders: The Circulation of Letters and the Scientific Correspondence Network of Louis Agassiz”
Deise Rodrigues, History, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

12:30–1:45. Buffet Lunch

1:45–3:30. Panel: Representing Life
Chair: Robin Scheffler, Program in Science, Technology, and Society, MIT

“Less Erroneous Pictures. Whalers’ Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Natural History, Oceanography, and Literature”
Felix Lüttge, Institute for Cultural History and Theory, Humboldt-University, Berlin

“Paper Fishes: Flattening Life at Eighteenth-Century Harvard”
Whitney Barlow Robles, American Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge

“Prior Art? Edward Steichen & the Authorship of Life”
Jonny Bunning, Program in the History of Science and Medicine, Yale University

3:30–4:00. Coffee break

4:00–4:30. Special Session: Publishing in the Journal of the History of Biology
Michael R. Dietrich, Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, Editor, Journal of the History of Biology

4:30–5:00. General Discussion

5:00. Closing remarks
Everett Mendelson, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University

6:00. Dinner at a local restaurant