48th Annual Meeting (2005)

48th Annual Meeting, April 1-3, 2005
Truman State University

Friday, April 1
Opening Reception, 7-10 p.m. Home of Amy Bix and Taner Edis, 5 Woodland Lane

Saturday, April 2 (Governors Room, top floor, Student Union Building)

Session 1: 8:30-9:55

  • 8:30 Welcome
  • 8:35-8:55 Sylwester Ratowt (University of Oklahoma), “Why Astrophysicists did not Pursue the Solar Energy Problem, 1900-1910″
  • 8:55-9:15 Peter Barker (University of Oklahoma), “How Rheticus became a Copernican”
  • 9:15-9:35 Joseph Zepeda (University of Notre Dame), “William Harvey and Aristotelian Induction”
  • 9:35-9:55 Katrina N. Jirik (University of Minnesota), “Cultural Influences on Aristotle’s Biology”

Break: 9:55-10:10

Session 2: 10:10-11:30

  • 10:10-10:30 Adam Shapiro (University of Chicago), “Losing the Word, Adopting New Biologies”
  • 10:30-10:50 Suzanne Fischer (University of Minnesota), “‘Diseases of Men’ and Medical Authority in Early Twentieth Century Milwaukee”
  • 10:50-11:10 Stephen Randoll (St. Louis University), “St. Louis Creates a Permanent Board of Health”
  • 11:10-11:30 Amy Bix (Iowa State University), “From Lipsticks to Slipsticks: Social Tensions Behind the Personal and Educational Experiences of Female Engineers, 1950-1985″

Lunch Break 11:30-1:30 Tours for all, and lunch (for those who paid), Still National Osteopathic Museum, 800 W. Jefferson Street (walking distance from Truman, though we can share rides if it is raining)

Session 3: 1:30-2:50

  • 1:30-1:50 Rachel Ponce (University of Chicago), “Animosity and Solidarity: The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal”
  • 1:50-2:10 Christina Fradelos (University of Chicago), “Phrenology and the Spirit of Progress: The Makings of an American Science”
  • 2:10-2:30 Jung Lee (Iowa State University), “George Miller Beard (1839-1883) and ‘American Neurasthenia’”
  • 2:30-2:50 Brian Ingrassia (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), “Too Much Work and Not Enough Play: The Mind, the Body, and the Psychology of Football in Modern American Life, 1873-1918″

Break: 2:50-3:10

Session 4: 3:10-4:30

  • 3:10-3:30 Hyung Wook Park (University of Minnesota), “For Science and People: The Rise and Fall of Bong-Han Kim’s ‘Kyungrak System’ Theory in North Korean Politics”
  • 3:30-3:50 Edy Parsons (Iowa State University), “Chinese Traditional Medicine in the United States, 1860s-1910s”
  • 3:50-4:10 Andy Nelson (Northwestern University), “The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine: Expedition to the Congo”
  • 4:10-4:30 Dana Rovang (University of Chicago), “Gentlemen of Magic: The Popularization of Science on the Victorian Magician’s Stage”
  • 7:00 p.m. Banquet at Patterson’s (1700 N. Baltimore Street) (again, carpool from motel) Menu: Chicken Marsala, Pork Loin, salad, various vegetables, and dessert
  • 8:00 p.m. Dinner speaker Kerry Magruder (History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma): “The Sphaera of Gabriele Beati and 17th-century Jesuit Cosmology”

Sunday, April 3, Magruder Hall 2050

Session 5: 9:00-10:00

  • 9:00-9:20 Wade Franck (Iowa State University), “Father of the Reaper: The Myth Building of Cyrus McCormick”
  • 9:20-9:40 Eric Boyle (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Medical Philanthropy and the Institutionalization of Experimental Therapeutics”
  • 9:40-10:00 Diane Sager (University of Missouri, Kansas City), “In Sorrow Thou Shalt Bring Forth Children”

Session 6: 10:50-11:30

  • 10:50-11:10 Kristen Ehrenberger (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), “Looking into Der Mensch: The Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden, the Transparent Man, and productive science museum memory”
  • 10:10-11:30 Peter Ramberg (Truman State University), “Johannes Wislicenus in Zurich, 1860-1872″

11:30 GOOD-BYES and informal lunch groups


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