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 2019 Calendar

January 8 – Serenity Sutherland (SUNY Oswego), “Visualizing 19th and 20th Century Women in Science”

January 15 – Dawn Odell (Lewis & Clark College), “Andreas Everardus van Braam Houckgeest"

January 22 – Anisha Gupta (Assistant Conservator, APS), "Iron gall alchemy: Mapping out a future for rusty old maps"

January 29 – Ann Daly (Brown University), "Hard Money: The Making of a Specie Currency, 1828-1846"

February 5 – Christopher Consolino (The Johns Hopkins University), "Science of the State: Humanism, Silver Money, and the Great Debasement, 1544-1560"

February 12 – Ingrid Ockert (Science History Institute), "An Electric Education: How to Teach Science on Television"

February 19 – Alex Mazzaferro (APS Postdoctoral Bibliography Fellow), "Innovation Prohibition and the New Science of Politics in the Early Modern Atlantic World" [Note: This Brown Bag will be held at the Science History Institute]

March 5 – Christopher Blakley (Rutgers University), “'I Have Been Obliged to Send Nassaw': Indigenous, European, and African Materia Medica in Colonial Virginia"

March 12 – Donald Johnson (North Dakota University), “Thirteen Clocks: Popular Statecraft and the Coming of American Independence"

March 19 – Alex Galarza and Mariana Ramírez (Haverford College), "The Grupo De Apoyo Mutuo Digital Archive: Historical Memory and Guatemala’s Disappeared" [NOTE: This talk will begin at 12:30pm]

March 26 – Alicia DeMaio (Harvard University), "Planting the Seeds of Empire: Botanical Gardens in the United States, 1800-1860"

April 2 – NO BROWN BAG 

April 9 – Laurel Waycott (Yale University), "Patterns of Creation: Organic Forms in the Science of Life, 1880-1930"

April 16 – Erin Holmes (American Philosophical Society), "Making of 'Mapping a Nation: Shaping the Early American Republic'"

April 23 – NO BROWN BAG [APS Meetings]

April 30 – Julia Grummitt (Princeton University), "The Great National Work: Visualizing Territory and Race in 19th Century North America"

May 7 – Janine Boldt (American Philosophical Society), "Going for Baroque: 'Creolian' Portraiture in Late Seventeenth-Century Virginia"

May 14 – Pollyanna Rhee (Columbia University), "Designing Natural Advantages: Environmental Visions, Civic Ideals, and Architecture for Community, 1920-1970"

May 21 – Christopher Green (University of Pennsylvania), "Re-Collecting Kanaks: Memory and Indigenous Identity in New Caledonia"

May 28 – Michelle Lelievre (The College of William and Mary), "Unsettling Mobility: Mediating Mi'kmaw Sovereignty in Post-Contact Nova Scotia"

June 4 – Jason Chernesky (University of Pennsylvania), "The Littlest Victims: Pediatric AIDS and Children's Health in Twentieth-Century Urban America, 1945-2015"