Junto 2017 Schedule

Midwest Junto for the History of Science 

at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

March 24 – 26, 2017

 

(schedule as of 3-20-2017; can download the latest version as a PDF file here: MidwestJuntoSchedule-3-20-17)

Friday, March 24th

Pre-Reception: Campus activity guides available for those arriving during the day

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Opening Reception – Ballantine Hall Room 004

      To be followed by groups going “out on the town”

 

Saturday, March 25th

Located in the Social Science Research Commons, Woodburn Hall Room 200

Talks are 15 minutes each, with 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

 

8:30 am: Morning Gathering, with coffee and light refreshments

      Sponsored by the Linda Hall Library

 

8:55 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

      Sander Gliboff, Indiana University

 

9:00 – 10:20 am: Session I

      Chair: James Capshew, Indiana University

Baedeker’s Archaeology: A historical tourist in Alexandria – Kathleen Sheppard, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Spreading “the Light of Science”: The Place of Science in Yale’s Curriculum in the Early 19th Century – Sarah Jozina Reynolds, Indiana University

The Kallikaks of Kansas: Rural Degenerationism and Hereditarian Thinking, 1897-1919 – Ry Marcattilio-McCracken, Oklahoma State University

Forensic Neuroimaging as a 21st-Century Lombroso-style Criminal Anthropology – Guilherme Sanches de Oliveira, University of Cincinatti

 

10:20 am – 10:40 am: Mid-Morning Refreshment Break

 

10:40 am – 12:00 noon: Session II

      Chair: William Newman, Indiana University

The Social Structure of Islamicate Science – Peter Barker, University of Oklahoma

Critiques and problems in Islamic theoretical astronomy at Samarqand – Scott Trigg, University of Notre Dame

The Simplistic Herbals: Recognizing the Subtler Content in 15th Century Botanical Illustrations – Ali Mirza, Indiana University

Picturing Problems: Tracing the Sources of Error in Early Modern Scientific Images – Brenton Wells, Indiana University

 

12:00 noon – 2:00 pm: Lunch Break (on own)

 

2:00 pm – 2:40 pm: Stuart Pierson Memorial Talk

Reenacting Historical Alchemical Experiments – a demonstration by William Newman

 

2:40 – 2:50 pm:  Brief Break

 

2:50 pm – 3:50 pm: Session III

      Chair: Laura Foster, Indiana University

 A Vital Matter: Benjamin Worsley, the Sal Nitrum School, and the Scientific Practices of the Hartlib Circle – Justin Niermeier-Dohoney, University of Chicago

Diagnosis of Plague in Gui de Chauliac’s Major Surgery – Meagan Allen, Indiana University

Lessons from Love-Struck Birds: Harvey’s Studies of Sexual Desire – Karin Ekholm, St. John’s College (Annapolis, MD)

 

3:50 – 4:10 pm: Afternoon Break

 

4:10 – 5:00 pm: Session IV

      Chair: Nathan Ensmenger, Indiana University

Celestial and Human Bodies: The Role of Medicine During Project Apollo – Caitlin Fendley, Purdue University

The Management of the Mind: American Influence on the Soviet Psychology of Learning – Ekaterina Babintseva, University of Pennsylvania

 

6:30 pm: Junto Banquet ($25/person, advance registration required)

Banquet is at The Crazy Horse, 214 W. Kirkwood Ave.

 

Sunday, March 26th

Located in the Social Science Research Commons, Woodburn Hall Room 200

Talks are 15 minutes each, with 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

 

8:30 am – Morning Gathering, with coffee and light refreshments

      Sponsored by the Linda Hall Library

 

9:00 – 10:20 am: Session V

       Chair: Jutta Schickore, Indiana University

The Beautiful Cell: Image and Affect – Sam Schulte, University of Chicago

Three approaches to “discovering what we know” in 1970’s psychology – David Rogers, Indiana University

“Nothing Further is to be Said”: Distance, Measurement and Perception in Russell’s Principles of Mathematics – Biying Ling, University of Chicago

Don’t trust Atoms. They Make Up Everything: Daniel Sennert’s Experimental Proof of Seventeenth-century Atomism – M. Lucio Mare, University of South Florida

 

10:20 am – 10:40 am: Mid-Morning Break

 

10:40 am – 11:40 am: Session VI

      Chair: Tom Gieryn, Indiana University

From Fallow to Fertility: Oilseed in Early Modern Agricultural Improvement – Amy Coombs, University of Chicago

Seeing the Forest for the Microbes: A History of Land Use Change and Emerging Epidemic Disease in Melbourne, Australia, 1837-1914 – Emily Webster, University of Chicago

Milking the Indian Aurochs for All its Scientific Worth: Nineteenth-Century Uses of Fossil Fauna to Reconstruct India’s Geological Past – Emma Kitchen, University of Chicago

11:40 am – 12 noon: Wrap-up and Farewell

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