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Fall 2014 Colloquium Schedule


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

October 6: Welcoming session and History Department Book discussion on Mary Terrall’s Catching Nature in the Act, with comments by Debora Silverman and Norton Wise. To be followed by a reception. Please note alternate location: History Conference Room, 6275 Bunche, 4 pm.

October 13: Alexei Kojevnikov (University of British Columbia), “Space-Time, Death-Resurrection, and the Russian Revolution”

Tuesday, October 14: History Department book discussion on Amir Alexander’s Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World, with comments by Theodore Porter. Please note alternate location: History Conference Room, 6275 Bunche, 4 pm.

October 27: Stephen Snobelen (University of King’s College, Halifax Nova Scotia), “Cosmos and Apocalypse: prophetic themes in Newton's astronomical physics”

November 10: Warwick Anderson (University of Sydney), “Racial Conceptions in the Global South”

November 24: Melissa Lo (Huntington Library), “The Picture Multiple: Geometricized Figure as Natural Philosophy in Descartes's Essais”

December 1: Theodore Porter (UCLA), draft of chapter seven, “Madness in Norway: Pedigree Charts and Diseased Family Lines,” from The Unknown History of Human Heredity..

December 8: James Moore (Open University, London), "Fuegians, not finches: the meaning of Darwin's first contact"