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January 2019

Research Seminar: Jessica Wang

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
IHPST Common Room, VC 303, Victoria College

Jessica Wang is Associate Professor of U.S. History at the University of British Columbia and the author of American Science in an Age of Anxiety: Scientists, Anticommunism, and the Cold War. Her research explores fundamental questions about the relationship between knowledge and power, political imagination and possibility, and the dynamics of international and global phenomena at the local and national levels. She has examined these themes in essay-length works about the history of cold war science, science and liberal democratic…

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February 2019

Research Seminar: Alisha Rankin

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
IHPST Common Room, VC 303, Victoria College

Alisha Rankin is Associate Professor of History at Tufts University. Her broad research interests include early modern European history (c. 1450-1700), the history of science and medicine, the history of pharmacy, and women’s history. Her first book, Panaceia's Daughters: Noblewomen as Healers in Early Modern Germany (University of Chicago Press, 2013) examined German princesses who became widely known and admired for their medical knowledge in the sixteenth century — and particularly for making medicinal cures. It won the 2014 Gerald…

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March 2019

Research Seminar: Eran Tal

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
IHPST Common Room, VC 303, Victoria College

Eran Tal, Philosophy Department, McGill University https://www.mcgill.ca/philosophy/eran-tal Tal’s current work focuses on the philosophy of measurement, an area within philosophy of science that deals with the concepts and problems involved in designing, operating and interpreting measurement procedures in the natural and social sciences. His studies are informed by the history and current practice of the relevant scientific disciplines, and particularly by the methods of metrology, the science of measurement and standardization. In recent years he has been developing a model-based…

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