45th Annual Meeting (2002)

45th Annual Meeting, April 5-7, 2002
Iowa State University
President Jole Shakelford
President-Elect Bruce Bradley
Sec-Treas Amy Bix
Council David Robinson
Robert Martensen

Saturday, April 6
8:15-9:00 Breakfast and Registration – 131 Ross Hall (see campus map) 9:00-9:15 Welcome – Dr. George McJimsey, chair, History Department, ISU

Session #1
(All sessions will be in 124 Ross Hall)

  • 9:15-9:40 James T. Andrews (Iowa State University) “Envisioning the Cosmos: K.E. Tsiolkovskii an the Dreams of Rocket-Flight in the Provincial Russian Locale to 1917″
  • 9:40-10:05 Karen Ross (University of Minnesota) “The Pursuit of Scientific Medicine and the Transmission of Poliomyelitis, 1910-1940″

10:05-10:30 Break – refreshment, 131 Ross Hall

Session #2

  • 10:30-10:55 Edy Parsons (Iowa State University) “Alfred Binet and His Unfinished Concept of Intelligence”
  • 10:55-11:20 Neal R. Holtan (University of Minnesota) “Weeding the Human Garden: Surgical Sterilization in Minnesota, 1926-1936″
  • 11:20-11:45 Jenny Barker (Iowa State University) “Margaret Sanger, the Negro Project, and Popular Memory: An Analysis of Margaret Sanger’s Legacy as a Birth Control Pioneer in Modern America”

11:45-1:30 Lunch on your own (see list of recommended restaurants in Ames)

Session #3

  • 1:30-1:55 Alexandra Kindell (Iowa State University) “The Diffusion of Agricultural Science Before the Civil War”
  • 1:55-2:20 Daniel Thurs (University of Wisconsin) “The Reign of Lord Bacon: The Uses and Limits of Baconian Rhetoric During the Nineteenth Century”
  • 2:20-2:45 Paul Brinkman (University of Minnesota) “Sullivan’s Travels: Darwin’s Beagle Shipmate and His Discovery of Fossil Mammals in the Tertiary Beds of Patagonia”
  • 2:45-3:10 Susan Rensing (University of Minnesota) “Revisioning (Revisiting) Clarence Darrow and the Scopes Trial”

Session #4

  • 3:35-4:00 David Seim (Iowa State University) “Making Physical Anthropology a Science, 1920-1950: The Role of Mildred Trotter”
  • 4:00-4:25 John Davis (Iowa State University) “Quick Expansion of Federal-Aid Roadbuilding: Autos, Jobs, and the 1920-22 Depression”
  • 4:25-4:50 Peter Ramberg (Truman State University) “Stereochemistry and ‘Generational Dynamics’ in the Diffusion of Scientific Theories”

6:00 Banquet
Banquet Speaker
Dr. Jane Farrel-Beck (Department of Textiles and Clothing, Iowa State University) “In Quest of the Bra: Notes from an Aspiring Historian”

Sunday, April 7
Session #5

  • 9:00-9:25 Rick Swanson (University of Minnesota) “Einstein’s Electron: Mutual Influences Between Electromagnetic Theory and Special Relativity”
  • 9:25-9:50 Paul Nienkamp (Iowa State University) “H.A. Lorentz’s Contributions to the Theory of Relativity”

9:50-10:15 Break

Session #6

  • 10:15-10:40 Cai Suise-Richardson (Iowa State University) “From Shirred Goods to Elastic Webs: Development of Early Rubber Industries”
  • 10:40-11:05 Victor Campano (Iowa State University) “George Ellery Hale and the Spectroheliograph”
  • 11:05-11:30 Amy Bix (Iowa State University) and Taner Edis (Truman State University) “Premodern Concepts of Gender and Biology in Current Popular Islam”
  • 11:30-11:45 Junto Business meeting and conference conclusion

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