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

Monday, January 7, 2019

A list of our upcoming HPS and HHS workshops (titles will be updated as they become available):

Friday, January 11, 2019 – 12:00pm (Noon)
HHS Workshop – Michael Rossi (Chicago)
Location: SS 224 (John Hope Franklin Room)
Description: “Color and Cultures: Evolution, Biology, and Society.”

Friday, January 18, 2019 – 4:00pm
HPS Workshop – Eric Gurevitch (Chicago)
Location: SS 224 (John Hope Franklin Room)
Description: “How to Train an Elephant: From Indigenous Knowledge to Palm-
                       Leaf Information.”       

Friday, January 25, 2019 – 12:00pm (Noon)
HHS Workshop - Karen Darling (Chicago Press)
Location: SS 305 *Please note the unusual location*
Description: “The Basics of Book Submission.”

Friday, January 25, 2019 – 4:00pm
HPS Workshop - Marty Sereno (SDSU, CHSS Alumnus '84)
Location: SS 305 *Please note the unusual location*
Description: “DNA and Language: Origin versus Evolution of Symbol-Using
                       Systems.”

Friday, February 1, 2019 – 4:00pm
HPS Workshop – Andre Ariew (Missouri)
Location: SS 302 *Please note the unusual location*
Description: “How Statistics Changed Natural Selection.”

Friday, February 8, 2019 – 12:00pm (Noon)
HHS Workshop – Karl Matlin (Chicago)
Location: SS 224 (John Hope Franklin Room)
Description: “Microscopes and Moving Molecules: The Discovery of Kinesin at
                      the Marine Biological Laboratory.”

Friday, February 15, 2019 – 4:00pm
HPS Workshop – Agatha Kim (Chicago)
Location: SS 224 (John Hope Franklin Room)
Description: “National forms of scientific texts: fictions and realities in the case
                      study of Goethe and De Candolle.”

Friday, February 22, 2019 – 12:00pm (Noon)
HHS Workshop – Devin Gouvêa (Chicago)
Location: SS 224 (John Hope Franklin Room)
Description: “Histories of the Homology Concept.”

Friday, March 1, 2019 – 4:00pm
HPS Workshop – Ada Palmer (Chicago)
Location: SS 224 (John Hope Franklin Room)
Description: "The Persecution of Renaissance Readers of Lucretius Revisited, a Case Study Challenging Common Modern Narratives of the Relationship Between the Catholic Church and Science."

Friday, March 8, 2019 – 12:00pm (Noon)
HHS Workshop – Zachary Barr (Chicago)
Location: SS 122 *Please note the unusual location*
Description: “From Volksbildung to Phylogenetics: Academic and Popular Biology in Fin de Siecle Austria.”  

Friday, March 15, 2019 – 4:00pm
HPS Workshop – Trevor Pearce (UNC – Charlotte)
Location: SS 224 (John Hope Franklin Room)
Description: “Evolution at School: Educating the Second Cohort of Pragmatists.”


Wednesday, April 29th, 2019

 The Nicholson Center for British Studies
Alison Winter Lecture Series
2018-19

Please save-the-date for the third annual lecture in memory of the life and work
of our colleague and friend, Alison Winter,
Professor of History and Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, and the College
Director of the Nicholson Center for British Studies (2013-16)

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Mary Poovey
Emeritus Professor at New York University
Cultural Historian and Literary Critic

Modeling and Its Discontents

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
Classics 110
5:00pm