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


April 1: Sandra Eder, UC Berkeley

“Making Gender. The Transformation of Sex in 1950s American Biomedicine”


April 8: Carla Bittel, Loyola Marymount University

“Boxes of Traits and Volumes of Knowledge: Phrenology Books as Medical Technologies”


Wednesday, April 24: Daniel Margocsy, Cambridge University

“The Pineapple and the Worms: Early Modern Helminthology and Maritime Travel”

This talk will take place in the History Department Conference Room (6275 Bunche)


May 6: Jason Nguyen, Huntington Library

“The Measure of Exactitude: Architecture, Law, and Science in 17th- and 18th-Century France.”


Friday, May 10

Special One-Day Workshop on Encounters of Medical Knowledge Systems

Co-sponsored by Cedars Sinai Program in the History of Medicine

Karen Flint
, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Pablo Gomez, University of Wisconsin

Yumi Kim, Johns Hopkins University

Projit Mukharji, University of Pennsylvania

History Department Conference Room (6275 Bunche) Schedule TBA


May 13: Suman Seth, Cornell University

“Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire”