Brown Bag Lunches

Check back regularly for schedule updates. Brown Bag lunches are held in the Library Hall Board Room (105 South Fifth Street) from 12-1pm unless otherwise noted. Food is not provided, so bring your sack lunch and join us!

Spring 2018 Calendar

January 9 – Myrna Perez (Ohio University), “The Ontology of a Mixed-Race Woman”

January 16 – Charles Greifenstein (American Philosophical Society), “Henry Howard Houston: Philadelphia Philanthropist”

January 23 – Rossella Baldi (University of Neuchatel), “Auguste-Denis Fougeroux de Bondaroy”

January 31- Megan McDonie (Pennsylvania State University), "Explosive Encounters: Volcanic Landscapes, Indigenous Knowledge, and Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Mesoamerica"

February 6 – Andrew Zonderman (Emory University/MCEAS), “The German Merchant Community of Philadelphia”

February 13 – Shira Lurie (University of Virginia), “Politics at the Poles: Liberty Poles and the Popular Struggle for the New Republic”

February 20 – Lijing Jiang (Science History Institute), “The Troubled Escape from Lysenko’s Shadow: Chinese American Biologists and Problems of Heredity, Patriotism, and Scientific Temporality during the Cold War”

February 27 – CANCELLED -- NO LUNCH

Monday, March 5 [Note special time} – Lindsay Van Tine, (University of Pennsylvania), “The Invention of Americana: Claiming Hemispheric History, Territory, and Archive, 1823-1854”

March 13 – Lawrence Kessler, (Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine), "Planter's Paradise: Environment, Empire, and the Making of Hawai'i's Sugarcane Plantation System"

March 20 – Taylor Moore, (Rutgers University/Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine), "Superstitious Women: Race, Magic, and Medicine in Semicolonial Upper Egypt (1875-1960)"

Wednesday, March 28 [note special time]: Lydia Barnett (Northwestern University), “The Work of Science: Gender, Labor, and Environment in Early Modern Europe”

April 3: Iris Clever (University of California at Los Angeles), “Turning Humans into Data: Calipers, Anthropometry, and Scientific Racism between 1900-1960”

April 10: Courtney Dalton, Jocelyn Dunkley, Linda Zhu, and Jessica Linker (Bryn Mawr College), “The History of Women in Science Project: 3D Technology, Historical Spaces, and Women’s Experiences”

April 17: Corey Johnson (Stanford University),  "The 'Polynesian Problem' and the Professionalization of Ethnographic Research in the Pacific"

May 1: Beáta Dimák-Tombi (University of Pécs), ““Popular Science Literature in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century America”