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Fall 2015 Colloquium Schedule

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


October 5: Abena Osseo-Asare (Department of History, University of Texas, Austin)

(Cosponsored by the History and Social Studies of Medicine Program.)

“From Plants to Pills: Take Bitter Roots for Malaria”


October 12: Avner ben-Zaken (Liberal Arts Department, Ono College (Israel)),

“Clues Beneath the Lamp: on Copernicus’s Magical Other”


October 17 (Saturday): Workshop in Honor of Norton Wise: Knowledge, Technologies, and Mediation.

Royce Hall 314, 9:30-5:00          Full program: www.history.ucla.edu/events/


October 19: Jeremy Greene (Department of History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University)

(Cosponsored by the History and Social Studies of Medicine Program.)

“On Call: Towards a Media History of Medicine”


November 9: Laure Murat (Department of French and Francophone Studies, UCLA),

“Madness and Politics in Nineteenth-Century France”

November 16: Volker Hess (Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin),

“Thinking in Cases: Paper Technologies in Early-Modern Medicine”


November 17 (Tuesday): Lorraine Daston (MPI-WG, Berlin).

European History Colloquium, cosponsored by History of Science.

6265 Bunche Hall

“The Immortal Archives: Nineteenth-Century Science Imagines the Future”


November 23: Axel Jansen and Andreas Franzmann (University of Tübingen),

“Negotiating Political Challenges to the Integrity of Research: Islamic Studies and Stem Cell Science”


November 30: Luc Berlivet (INSERM, Paris),

Co-sponsored by EpiDaPo UCLA

“A Laboratory for Latin Eugenics: Corrado Gini and the Italian Investigation of Mexican Indians”