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Spring 2016 Colloquium Schedule

All talks are held in Bunche 5288 at 4pm unless otherwise noted.


April 11: Eric Hounshell (UCLA)
“A Feel for the Data: Paul F. Lazarsfeld and the Columbia Bureau of Applied Social Research”


April 18: Discussion with Ted Porter and Norton Wise (UCLA)
“Positivism and Revolutions: First-Generation Historiographies of Science”
Please note: This meeting is designed especially for graduate students, and will be organized as a discussion of short essays about Kuhn and Gillispie. Essays will be circulated to history of science grad students; anyone else who would like to participate can get the papers from Iris (irisclever@ucla.edu)


April 25: Kathleen Murphy (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)
“Botany and Biopiracy along the Routes of the Asiento Trade”


May 2: Adam Mosley (Swansea University (Wales) and Dibner Fellow, Huntington Library)
“Cosmographic Instruments, Sundials, and the Decline of Cosmography Revisited”


May 9: Adam Lawrence (UCLA)
“The Territory of Fables: Ecological Productivity in Nazi Germany's Imaginary Empire”


May 16: Rob Schraff (UCLA)
“Making and Unmaking Madness with LSD: From Psychotomimetic to Psychedelic and Back Again”


May 23: William Deringer (MIT)
“Calculated Values: Finance, Politics, and the Quantitative Age, 1688-1776"


May 30: Memorial Day Holiday