Schedule—Spring 2021

History and Philosophy of Science Colloquium, Spring 2021

All events will be streamed via Zoom; registration information for each event will be posted closer to its date. Regular HPS events will start at noon on Fridays; joint events with the Institute of Historical Studies (IHS) or other groups will start at the times noted.

Feb. 5
“Networked Asymmetries in Stories of Technoscience”
Iván Chaar López, UT-American Studies Department

Feb. 9 (IHS) 3:30 pm
“Confessions of a Failed Pandemic Planner”
Nancy Tomes, Stony Brook University

March 5
“Weights and War: Thomas L. DeLorme and the Transformation of Rehabilitative Medicine”
Jan Todd, UT-Stark Center

March 26
“Vannevar Bush and Cold War Science Policy”
Johnny Miri, independent scholar

April 12 (IHS) 12:00 pm
“Oil, Water, and Climate: Environmental Histories of Texas”
C. J. Alvarez, UT-Center for Mexican-American Studies; Jay L. Banner, UT-Environmental Science Institute; Alison M. Meadow, University of Arizona; Christopher Sellers, Stony Brook University

April 22–23 (IHS) 9:00 am
IHS Conference: “Climate in Context: Historical Precedents and the Unprecedented”
More information on the program can be found at “Not Even Past.”

April 23 (IHS) 4:30–6:00 pm
“Climate in Context” closing address by Naomi Oreskes, Harvard University

April 30
“Eugenics, Organizational Psychology, and Industrialization in the Soviet Initiatives of V. M. Bekhterev”
Peter Worger, UT-History Department

May 5 (IHS) 3:00 pm
“New Book Talk: Imperial Science: Cable Telegraphy and Electrical Physics in the Victorian British Empire
Bruce J. Hunt, UT-History Department