Founded in 2007 in Philadelphia, one of the primary activities of the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine is to organize working groups to bring together scholars for monthly meetings in specialized fields related to the history of science, technology and medicine to share their works in progress. This year, the Consortium is hosting a working group on History of Ocean Science, Technology and Medicine. All interested scholars are welcome, either in person at the Consortium’s offices in Philadelphia, or online via web conferencing software. Readings will be circulated before each meeting.
The first four papers have been announced, with more TBA through April 2021. The group will meet on the third Tuesday of every month. This working group is organized by Dr. Penelope K. Hardy, Dr. Daniella McCahey, and Dr. Katharina Steiner.
To learn more about this group and its organizers, and request membership, visit their page at the Consortium website.
Upcoming Meetings (all times Eastern Standard Time)
- Tuesday, June 16, 2020 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Samantha Muka, Stevens Institute of Technology, “Taking Hobbyists Seriously: Reef tank hobbyists and the scientific value of serious leisure”
- Tuesday, July 21, 2020 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Christine Keiner, Rochester Institute of Technology, selections from her new book Deep Cut: Science, Power, and the Unbuilt Interoceanic Canal (University of Georgia Press, 2020).
- Tuesday, August 18, 2020 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Vaughn Scribner, Central Arkansas University, selections from his new book Merpeople: A Human History (Reaktion Books, 2020)
- Tuesday, September 15, 2020 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Sean Fraga, University of Southern California, “Settler Steamboats: Mobility, Settler Colonialism, and Steam Power in the Terraqueous Pacific Northwest, 1846–1872”