50th Annual Meeting (2007)

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50th Annual Meeting, April 13-15, 2007
Iowa State University

Friday, April 13, 2007

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Welcoming reception (appetizers/light supper) and registration – ISU Parks Library,
Special Collections Department (fourth floor)
8:15 – 8:45 p.m.: Special presentation – Gary Cameron, “History’s Astronomical Mysteries”,
ISU Physics Hall, Planetarium, room B57

Saturday, April 14, 2007

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast and registration – 131 Ross Hall (see campus map)
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.: Welcome – Dr. Charlie Dobbs, chair, History Department, ISU – 124 Ross Hall

Session #1: 124 Ross Hall

8:45 – 9:10 a.m.:

  • David Seim (Iowa State University): “Rockefeller Philanthropy’s Division of Labor for Social Science, 1913-29.”

9:10 – 9:35 a.m.:

  • Cynthia Bennet (Iowa State University): “Bridging the Gap: Scientists and the Public in Twentieth-Century America”

9:35 – 10:00 a.m.:

  • Brett Coppenger (Western Michigan University) “The Notion of the Void”

10:00 – 10:25 a.m.:

  • Katherine Tredwell (Independent Scholar): “Franz Cumont as Historian of Astrology”

10:25 – 10:45 a.m.: Break – refreshments, 131 Ross Hall

Session #2: 124 Ross Hall

10:45 – 11:10 a.m.: Samantha Muka (Florida State University):
“Syphilis, The Church, and The Body: Disease, Cause, and Treatment in 17th Century England”

11:10 – 11:35 a.m.:

  • Jacob Steere-Williams (University of Minnesota): “The Exclusivity of John Netten Radcliffe: Water-borne Disease Epidemiology in Late Victorian Britain”

11:35 a.m. – 12:00:

  • Kirstin Lawson (University of Missouri): “Sacred Teas, a Sisters’ School, and an Indian Priest: Modern Medicine and Holistic Healthcare on the Lac Court Oreilles Ojibwa Reservation, 1885- 1920″

Noon – 1:45 p.m.: Lunch on your own

Session #3: 124 Ross Hall

1:45 – 2:10 p.m.:

  • Cai Guise-Richardson (Iowa State University): “The Conservative Egg: Anabolic Womanhood and Scientific Explanations of Separate Spheres, 1870-1900″

2:10 – 2:35 p.m.:

  • Blair Williams (Iowa State University) “Because We Are Here: A New Approach to the History of the Anthropic Principle”

2:35 – 3:00 p.m.:

  • John Stewart (University of Oklahoma) : “The Development of Quantum Mechanics and Weimar Germany: Revisiting the Forman Thesis”

3:00 – 3:25 p.m.:

  • Gary L. Cameron (Iowa State University): “Stars for Sale: Commercial Telescopes in America 1910 – 1960″

3:25 – 3:45 p.m.: Break – refreshments, 131 Ross Hall

Session #4: 124 Ross Hall

3:45 – 4:10 p.m.:

  • Daniela Barberis (Iowa State University): “The Construction of the Social or, What is the “social” in “social construction”?”

4:10 – 4:35 p.m.:

  • Ryan Boynton (University of Chicago): “A Feeble Second-Rate Procedure”: Goethe and Whitehead on the Role of Thought in the Development of Scientific Understanding”

4:35 – 5:00 p.m.:

  • Susan M. Bentley (University of Louisville): “Huge Claims for Play: Schiller’s Archetype of Humanity, the evolutionary structure of culture and consilience of disciplines”

6:00 p.m.: Junto anniversary banquet, Lucullan’s Italian Grill

7:45 p.m. (approximately):

  • Stuart Pierson Memorial Lecture:
    Dr. Alan E. Shapiro (University of Minnesota):
    “Newton’s Opticks: Thirty Years in the Making”

Sunday, April 15, 2007
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast – 131 Ross Hall

Session #5: 124 Ross Hall

8:30 – 8:55 a.m.:

  • Albert Peacock (Florida State University): “Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation in America: A Quick Response in the Years 1844-1847″

8:55 – 9:20 a.m.:

  • Nathan Crowe (University of Minnesota): “The Reorientation of Biology and the Creation of the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota”

9:20 – 9:45 a.m.:

  • Eric Ward (Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering, & Technology): “Robert Ridgway and the Early Days of Ornithology at the Smithsonian”

9:45 – 10:10 a.m.:

  • Fae Dremock” (University of Wisconsin): “The Waters of Imperialism: Cider, Fermentation, and the Royal Society”

10:10 – 10:30 a.m.: Break – refreshments, 131 Ross Hall

Session #6: 124 Ross Hall

10:30 – 10:55 a.m.:

  • Matthew Kennedy (Iowa State University): “We May Find in the Long Run that Tinned Food is a Deadlier Weapon than the Machine Gun- George Orwell”

10:55 – 11:20 a.m.:

  • Ryan T. Austin (Iowa State University): “A Commitment to Public Ownership: Ames Municipal Electric Utility,
    1890-1940.”

11:20 – 11:45 a.m.:

  • Kaya Tolon (Iowa State University): “Speculating Scientifically: Evolution of the Delphi Method”

11:45 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.:

  • Somaditya Banerjee (University of Minnesota): “On the Origins of the Raman Effect”

12:10 – 12:30 p.m.: Junto business meeting and conference conclusion

MANY THANKS TO OUR JUNTO ANNIVERSARY SPONSORS:

  • Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Iowa State University History Department
  • Iowa State University Progran in History of Technology and Science
  • Iowa State University Parks Library, the Library Dean’s Office, and Special Collections
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