49th Annual Meeting (2006)

49th Annual Meeting, April 28-30,2006
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Friday, April 28, 2006

6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Registration and reception at UW Memorial Library Special Collections.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

8:30 a.m. Welcome

Session 1: 8:40 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

  • 8:40-9:00: Adam Bendorf, Western Michigan University, “Duhem and Kepler on Realism”
  • 9:05-9:25: R. Allen Shotwell, Indiana University, “Niccolo Cabeo’s Anti-Galilean Notions”
  • 9:30-9:50: Matthew Stanley, Iowa State University, “Numbers and Nature: Maxwell, Kelvin, and the Speed of Light”
  • 9:55-10:15: Blair Williams, Iowa State University, “Religion in Georges LeMaitre’s Cosmogony”

Session 2: 10:35 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

  • 10:35-10:55: Robert Jason Williams, University of Wyoming, “A Lockean Approach to ‘Species’”
  • 11:00-11:20: Amy Fisher, University of Minnesota, “Uncovering Mrs. Fulhame’s Essay on Combustion”
  • 11:25-11:45: Peter Ramberg, Truman State University, “Science in the Nineteenth Century Realschule: The Franckesche Stiftungen in Halle”
  • 11:50-12:10: Trevor Pearce, University of Chicago, “Complication of Circumstances: Darwin and the Economy of Nature”

Session 3: 1:45 p.m.-3:20 p.m.

  • 1:45-2:05: Wade Franck, Iowa State University, “‘Bringing in the Sheaves’: The Invention of the Twine Binder Attachment”
  • 2:10-2:30: Matthew Kennedy, Iowa State University, “Sore Shoulders and Burnt Hands: Britain’s Move Towards the Enfield Rifle”
  • 2:35-2:55: Konya Lafferty, University of Missouri-Rolla, “The Establishment of the Mississippi Valley Branch of the U.S. Bureau of Mines”
  • 3:00-3:20: Gary L. Cameron, Iowa State University, “A New Way of Looking: The Amateur Telescope Making Movement in 1920s America”

Session 4: 3:40 p.m.-4:50 p.m.

  • 3:40-4:00: Gabriel Henderson, Iowa State University, “Transition from Hostility to Admittance: Walter Baade as a Representative to International Astronomy”
  • 4:05-4:25: Matthew B. Lavine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Radium Tonics Revisited: The Brief Half-Life of the Eben Byers Story”
  • 4:30-4:50: Adam Shapiro, University of Chicago, “Viewing the Scopes Trial in the History of Education”
  • Banquet and speaker: After the meal, William B. Ashworth from the Linda Hall Library will give the Stuart Pierson Lecture, “Bucculentus
    Revisited: The Underside of the Scientific Revolution”

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Session 5: 9:00 a.m-10:35 a.m.

  • 9:00-9:20: Lynnette Regouby, University of Oklahoma, “Il faut cultiver notre jardin: The Practice of Gardening and the Cultivation of Identity in Thomas Jefferson’s Paris”
  • 9:25-9:45: Brett Bennett, Indiana University, “‘Protecting’ the Trees: Peasants, Science, and Control in the Colonial and Post-Colonial Forest Policies of India and Burma/Myanmar”
  • 9:50-10:10: Gina Rumore, University of Minnesota, “In the Name of Science: The Ecological Society of America and the Fight to Preserve Glacier Bay, Alaska”
  • 10:15-10:35: Rachel Mason Dentinger, University of Minnesota, “‘The world is not green. It is colored lectin, tannin, cyanide, caffeine…’ Evolutionary Debates Over Plant Secondary Compounds in the 1960s”

Session 6: 10:55 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • 10:55-11:15: Frederick W. Gibbs, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “The Natural Philosophy of Poison”
  • 11:20-11:40: Rachel Ponce, University of Chicago: “‘They Increase in Beauty and Elegance’: The Transformation of Cadavers in American Medical Education, 1800-1850″
  • 11:45-12:05: Hyung Wook Park, University of Minnesota, “The Science of Aging in America and Great Britain: Edmund Vincent Cowdry and Peter B. Medawar During the Great Depression”
  • 12:10-12:30: Emily Wentzell, University of Michigan, “Imagining Impotence: From Men’s Deeds to Men’s Minds to Men’s Bodies”

12:30-1:00 p.m. Junto Business Meeting

1:00 p.m. Farewell

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