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)"