The Committee on the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science (CHSS) is an interdisciplinary graduate program dedicated to the study of the history, philosophy, and social relations of science. Read more…

Announcements

Upcoming Events - Spring 2019

Titles and Speakers will be updated as the information becomes available.

Friday, April 5, 2019 – 12:00pm (Noon)
HHS Workshop – Andrew Cooper (Warwick)
Location: SS 305 *Please note the unusual location*
Description: ’"The Generation Dilemma: Newtonian physiology in the eighteenth century."

Friday, April 12, 2019 – 4:00pm
HPS Workshop – Jenny Reardon (UCSC) 
Location: SS 224 (John Hope Franklin Room)
Description: "The Postgenomic Condition: Truth, Race and Justice After the Genome."

Friday, April 19, 2019 – 12:00pm (Noon)
HHS Workshop – Parysa Mostajir (Chicago)
Location: SS 224 (John Hope Franklin Room)
Description: “The Pragmatist Solution to Scientism.”

Friday, April 26, 2019 – 4:00pm
HPS Workshop – Adrian Johns (Chicago)
Location: SS 224 (John Hope Franklin Room)
Description: “On Privacy.”

Friday, May 3, 2019 – 12:00pm (Noon)
HHS Workshop – Cecelia Watson (Bard) 
Location: SS 224 (John Hope Franklin Room)
Description: “Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark.”

Friday, May 10, 2019 – 4:00pm
HPS Workshop – TBA
Location: SS 224 (John Hope Franklin Room)
Description: “TBA.”

Friday, May 17, 2019 – 12:15pm *Please note the unusual start time*
HHS Workshop – Emma Kitchen (Chicago)
Location: SS 122 *Please note the unusual location*
Description: “Rare Meat: On Temporality and Attempts to Bring an Extinct Cow Back to Life.”  

Friday, May 24, 2019 – 4:00pm
HPS Workshop – Joseph Phillips (DePaul)
Location: SS 224 (John Hope Franklin Room)
Description: “Two Science/Technology Lectures for the Price of One!  An Architecture for Computer-Aided Scientific Reasoning and Discovery, and the History of Its Development.”

Friday, May 31, 2019 – 12:00pm (Noon)
HHS Workshop – Elizabeth Millán Brusslan (DePaul)
Location: SS 224 (John Hope Franklin Room)
Description: “Alexander von Humboldt: Romantic Critic of Nature.”