46th Annual Meeting (2003)

46th Annual Meeting, April 4-6, 2003
University of Minnesota

Friday, April 4
5:15 Reception and Registration at the Campus Club, 4th floor Coffman Memorial Union

Saturday, April 5
8:15-8:40 Breakfast and Registration Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EE CS) room 3-230 8:40 Welcome by Bob Seidel

Session One
(All sessions will be in EE CD 3-230)

  • 8:45 Anna Marie Roos, University of Minnesota Duluth, Department of History “Martin Lister (1639-1712) and Fool’s Gold”
  • 9:05 Jessie E. Saul, Cornell University, Department of Science and Technology Studies “Safer Science: The NIH and Blood Safety”
  • 9:25 Greta M. Zenner, University of Wisconsin, Department of the History of Science “The Career of Helen Tracy Parsons (1886-1977): Navigating the Border between Home Economics and the Scientific Research Community”
  • 9:45 Nicolas Bergeron, University of Minnesota, Program in the History of Science Technology “Computer Priesthood and the History of Computers”

10:05-10:20 Coffee Break

Session Two

  • 10:20 Mary Anne Andrei, University of Minnesota, Program in the History of Science and Technology “Jumbo Stuffed: Carl E. Akeley and the Mounting of Barnum’s Great Elephant”
  • 10:40 James Tabery, University of Pittsburgh, Department of History and Philosophy of Science “The ‘Evolutionary Synthesis’ of George Udny Yule”
  • 11:00 Susan M. Rensing, University of Minnesota, Program in the History of Science and Technology “Moses Harman, Free Love, and the American Journal of Eugenics”
  • 11:20 Georgina Hoptrodd, University of Minnesota, Program in the History of Science and Technology “Carpenter’s Tools Revised: Gibbon vocalizations, recording equipment, and the conception of primate communication as a ‘homeostatic’ feedback system”

11:40-1:15 Lunch (on your own)

Session Three

  • 1:15 Dane Daniel, Indiana University, Department of History and Philosophy of Science “Paracelsus’ Theology and the Historiography of the Scientific Revolution”
  • 1:35 Peter Barker, University of Oklahoma, Department of History of Science “How Rothmann Changed His Mind”
  • 1:55 Paul Morf, University of Minnesota, Program in the History of Science and Technology “Light in the Balance: Kepler’s Theory of Refraction and the de ponderibus Tradition”
  • 2:15 Greg Frost, University of Pittsburgh, Department of History and Philosophy of Science “Galileo Positivist? Evaluating Stillman Drake’s Galileo”

2:35-2:50 Coffee Break

Session Four

  • 2:50 Micah Rueber, Iowa State University, Program in History of Technology and Science “Black, White and Red All Over: The Sputnik Launch in American Newspapers”
  • 3:10 Amy E. Foster, Auburn University, History Department “‘The Strange Ones’: The Challenges of Intergrating Women into NASA’s Astronaut Corps”
  • 3:30 Pete Schmidt, University of Minnesota, Program in History of Science and Technology “The History of Atomic Power and the Rise of the American Comic Book Superhero”

3:50-4:05 Coffee Break

Session Five

  • 4:05 Erin Wais, University of Minnesota, Department of Rhetoric “The Right to the Theories of Motion”
  • 4:25 Richard Staley, University of Wisconsin, Department of History of Science “Michelson and the Observatory: Physics and the Astronomical Community in Late Nineteenth-Century America”
  • 4:45 Christian Wutrich, University of Pittsburgh, Department of History and Philosophy of Science “An Early Episode in the Perennial Struggle With Singularities”

Saturday Banquet
We will gather at the Bakken Library and Museum beginning at 6:00 pm. A short tour of the Bakken will be offered by David Rhees, Executive Director, at the approximately 6:15. Our speaker this evening is Alice Dreger of Michigan State University, and her talk is
“Feeling the Irish Giant: Why Anatomy Museums Should Consider Bringing out their Dead”

Sunday, April 6
8:15-8:45 Breakfast

Session Six

  • 8:45 Elisabeth van Meer, University of Minnesota, Program in the History of Science and Technology “‘To be Czech is to be Modern:’ Negotiating the Stratus of Science and Technology in Czech in Czech Nation-Building, 1900-1918″
  • 9:05 Mark R. Soderstrom, University of Minnesota, History Department “Scoring Citizens: Intelligence Testing at the University of Minnesota Between the Wars”
  • 9:25 David P. D. Munns, Johns Hopkins University, History of Science, Medicine, Technology Department “Bringing Disciplines Together: Building the Radio Astronomy Community”
  • 9:45 William Thomas, Harvard University, Department of History of Science “Inventing Science: Philip Morse and the Establishment of Operations Research”

Session Seven

  • 10:30 William Shields, Virginia Tech, Science and Technology Studies “Aristotle’s Scalpel: A Teleological Inquiry into the Origin and Nature of Technology”
  • 10:50 Nathan Sidoli, University of Toronto, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Scienc3e and Technology “Menelaus’s Theorem in Ptolemy & Theon”
  • 11:10 Mioara Deac, University of Notre Dame, Program in History and Philosophy of Science “The ‘inner vision’ of the Victorians: Spiritualim and ‘Mystical Psychology’ in the Second Half of Nineteenth-century England”
  • 11:30 Joshua M. Stuchlik, University of Notre Dame, Philosophy Department “Felicitology: Otto Neurath’s Naturalization of Ethics”

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