Discussions


Isaac Newton Grad students looking to share a hotel room at HSS 2018 can post here.
23 Jul 2018 16:26:54
Annie Handmer Hi all, my name is Annie and I'm a grad student coming to the HSS conference all the way from Sydney, Australia. Looking for a non-scary room-mate. Can offer: 1. genuine Aussie slang; 2. tales of first-hand encounters with poisonous snakes and spiders; 3. Vegemite.
24 Jul 2018 09:42:35
Mrs. Youjung Shin @Annie Handmer, Hi! My name is Youjung Shin, a graduate student going to HSS from South Korea. Are you interested in sharing a room with me? I'm planning to check-in on 31 Oct and check-out (maybe) on 5 Nov. Please give me an email (ssinyou@gmail.com) if you are interested. Thank you!
01 Aug 2018 19:41:50
Annie Handmer Perfect! Got your email - I will reply! :)
01 Aug 2018 21:37:42
Ms. Tasha Schoenstein Hi all, I am also looking for a roommate. My name is Tasha, and I'm a grad student coming from Boston. Please let me know if you are looking for a roommate!
02 Aug 2018 12:32:00
Erica Dietlein @Tasha Hi! My name is Erica, and I'm also looking for a roommate. I'll be coming in from Reno. (You can email me if you're still looking for somebody edietlein@unr.edu)
07 Aug 2018 15:35:53
Jules Skotnes-Brown Hi all, this is pretty late, but if anyone is still looking for a roommate feel free to contact me. I'm South African, but based in the UK.
11 Aug 2018 11:21:31
Jules Skotnes-Brown ^ Post here or email jasb2@cam.ac.uk
11 Aug 2018 11:21:54
Megan Piorko @Jules- Sent you an email! I'm interested in sharing a room. Grad student from Atlanta.
19 Aug 2018 18:07:14
Ms. Sarah Mitchell vaccin*
11 Apr 2018 17:22:33
Michael McGovern Hello, Youjung Shin (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and I are organizing a panel on 'electronic brains,' or intersections of neuroscience and computing in the Cold War. Late in the game, but please reach out to me at mmcgovern@princeton.edu if interested!
11 Apr 2018 15:36:23
Tim Schultz Michael, Youjung--I am interested based on my research on how the cognitive skills of pilots has been usurped by superior forms of automation. This is reflected in my recent book, "The Problems with Pilots: How Physicians, Engineers, and Airpower Enthusiasts Redefined Flight (Johns Hopkins, 2018). I will contact your Princeton email. Thanks for the post! Tim
11 Apr 2018 23:17:26
Michael McGovern Thanks for the responses! We now already have a full panel.
11 Apr 2018 23:25:32
Dr. Pedro Raposo Hello, Benjamin Gross of the Linda Hall Library and myself are organizing a roundtable about storytelling with HSTM collections, which would bring together representatives from a varied array of GLAM institutions. We have had a substantial number of positive responses to our call for contributions, and we would like to propose a roundtable in two parts (in practice, two complementary sessions). in order to give room to diverse perspectives and stimulate discussion across institutional lines. Shall we submit two proposals with the indication that they are complementary, or is there a better way of doing it? Advice from the conference organizers will be much appreciated.
10 Apr 2018 16:49:26
Dr. Pedro Raposo Hello, Benjamin Gross of the Linda Hall Library and myself are organizing a roundtable about storytelling with collections, brinign together
10 Apr 2018 16:39:16
Kate Grauvogel Hello, I am thinking about putting together a roundtable on common issues in our profession. These might include sexual harassment, 'adjunctification,' and subtle (or overt) racism and sexism. I realize that these issues are addressed in our work and sometimes during breakfast meetings and social gatherings, but that's not enough. Please contact me at kgrauvog@indiana.edu if interested.
08 Apr 2018 04:14:18
Prof. Dominik Wujastyk asia
07 Apr 2018 01:27:50
Dr. Marsha Richmond I'm interested in forming a session or a panel on women in biology. My own paper would focus on cytogenetics in the 1920s, and a woman who fluidly crossed the boundary between field collecting and the laboratory.
06 Apr 2018 22:24:04
Dr. Christopher Gainor I am working on a paper that touches on the recent growth of larger, more diverse and more multinational research teams in astronomy, driven by large-scale programs like the Hubble Space Telescope, and by the spread of spread of networking and collaboration tools online. Given similar developments in other sciences, this could be part of a panel.
06 Apr 2018 04:27:34
Dr. Cesare Pastorino hello, does anyone know how to add a chair to a session in the Abstract Submission section? Or is the option unavailable at this stage? Thank you for any help.
05 Apr 2018 12:59:15
Dr. Ryan Feigenbaum We aren't yet assigning chairs. Once panels have been accepted, formed and organized, we'll solicit chairs.
05 Apr 2018 16:31:00
Dr. Cesare Pastorino many thanks for your answer.
05 Apr 2018 18:23:56
Dr. Ryan Feigenbaum Update. I've received revised instructions regarding this question. If you're submitting an organized panel, you can add a chair as a co-presenter, entering "Chair" in the title position.
06 Apr 2018 16:09:47
Dr. Cesare Pastorino ok, many thanks.
08 Apr 2018 09:30:30
Didi van Trijp We are seeking two more panelists for the panel "Collecting, printing and publishing natural history in the long eighteenth century"; get in touch if you would like to join or post a message below.
05 Apr 2018 10:42:58
Maura Flannery Didi, I would be interested in joining this panel. I am working on collectors in South Carolina who sent material to James Petiver in London. He published new plant species from their specimens, and the specimens are now part of the Sloane Herbarium. Please let me know if you would like me to write up a description of this work. Thanks, Maura Flannery flannerm@gmail.com
05 Apr 2018 12:54:37
Tamara Caulkins Are you still seeking panelists? caulkint@oregonstate.edu
09 Apr 2018 13:49:13
Adam Fix Hello, I'm organizing a panel on what scholars have taken to calling "art-science": the intersection of premodern science and art, theory-laden crafts or craft-like science and natural philosophy that don't fit into traditional historiographical categories. As an example of "art-science," I'm currently working on a paper on Vincenzo Galilei (Galileo's father) and his mathematical-experimental approach to music. The idea is to challenge conceptual barriers within the history of science and show how artisanal knowledge was embedded in the DNA of the new sciences. Anyone interested, please let me know!
03 Apr 2018 01:48:44
Maura Flannery Adam, I am working also working on the art-science interface, specifically on how botanical knowledge was presented in the early modern era. I am studying a plant collection of Johannes Harder, an apothecary, who added watercolor embellishments to the pressed plants of his herbarium. I am analyzing his work in reference to recent studies on art as an instrument of science by Florike Egmond and Omar Nasim. Would you be interested in this for your panel? Thanks for considering this, Maura Flannery at flannerm@gmail.com
03 Apr 2018 10:56:13
Dr. Marieke Hendriksen We are looking for one additional panellist or commentator for our panel on Manuals, Laboratories, and Practical Knowledge in the early modern period. Please contact me for details if you are interested!
31 Mar 2018 07:52:00
Tamara Caulkins Hello Marieke, Please send more details. All best, Tamara Caulkins (caulkint@oregonstate.edu)
02 Apr 2018 22:10:12
Dr. Marieke Hendriksen Dear Tamara and others who might be interested, this panel is now complete. Thank you.
03 Apr 2018 14:47:37
Dr. Geoff Bil I'm hoping to put together a panel on "knowledge in translation," with particular emphasis on translations between indigenous and western knowledge systems. Possible topics of interest include (but are not limited to) anthropology, botany, zoology, cartography, astronomy, ecology and medicine. My own paper will center on the Philippines career of an early twentieth-century American botanist named E. D. Merrill. If you’re interested in submitting a paper along these lines or want to discuss further, I can be reached by e-mail at geoffbil@gmail.com.
29 Mar 2018 21:18:51
Ashley Clark Possible panel on Theater and Science. Topics might include theater technologies (ie., history of theater lighting, sound, seating, or stage design); enactment of science and mathematics in plays (how does one enact the uncertainty principle?); metaphor in science and play; performance theory; political histories of antitheatricality; or social histories of medicine affected by the theater of Henrik Ibsen or Tony Kushner (for example). If you have a paper you would like to present that explores a relationship between theater and science, please email me on ashleyclark@uchicago.edu
28 Mar 2018 16:09:28
Laurel Waycott I'm interested in putting together a panel art & science after 1800. My own work deals with ornament, life sciences, and colonial anthropology, but I think art and asthetics in the modern era are underrepresented at HSS and would love to see a wide-ranging panel on the topic. I'd be happy to discuss further over email if interested: laurel.waycott@yale.edu
24 Mar 2018 00:51:49
Maura Flannery I would like to propose a roundtable on using natural history collections in history of science research including their interrelationship to the digital humanities. Other possible themes are ways of linking digital humanities projects to specimen portals; the relationship between specimens and research on art in terms of scientific illustration, conceptual art, and the role of close observation in art as a means of scientific discovery.
19 Mar 2018 20:11:26
Ms. Scottie Buehler Possible panel on reproduction or gender and objects/technology looking for 1-2 more people. Email scottiecpm@ucla.edu if interested
19 Mar 2018 15:57:29
Ms. Scottie Buehler no longer searching for more people. Thank you.
03 Apr 2018 22:36:34
Beans Velocci Looking for 1-2 additional panelists for a session on Queer Science (broadly imagined). Queer methods for doing history of science and STS, queer or anti-queer uses of science (intentional or not), and science involving queer actors all welcome, as well as anything else that could conceivably fit. Get in touch at beans.velocci@yale.edu if you'd like to submit an abstract or discuss further.
16 Mar 2018 21:57:08
Dr. Jaipreet Virdi I'm considering organizing a session on the topic of "measuring bodies," especially related to disability. How were disabled bodies measured and what tools were used? What were they being measured for? Happy to discuss further via email if you're interested: jvirdi@udel.edu
09 Mar 2018 16:37:33
Dr. Ryan Feigenbaum Interested in finding collaborators for your Organized Session or Roundtable? Other ideas to discuss about the meeting? Enter them here!
28 Feb 2018 17:13:33