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Department Events

Brown Bags

Brown Bag talks take place at Noon on Fridays. A schedule of upcoming History of Science Brown Bags can be viewed on the History Department Events web page.


September 28 (Tuesday) at 12:30 pm

Colloquium: Ruth Richardson, Hong Kong University and University of Cambridge
Title: “Human Bodies & Their Parts: Appropriations & Donations from Bodysnatching to Transplants.”

Note time and location change for this colloquium due to Presidential visit to the UW campus. Colloquium begins 12:30pm in Bradley Hall Room 204.

One of “Appropriations: Collecting for Science” Colloquium Series talks. See the department news for the schedule of all Spring 2011 talks in this series.
October 1 (Friday) at 6:00 pm

Events in honor of Judith Leavitt
Celebratory Dinner and Reception (with reminiscences & testimonials).

Please 'click here' for event details.
October 2 (Saturday) at 3:00 pm

Events in honor of Judith Leavitt
One Woman's Labor: Judith Leavitt's Academic Contributions and Influence on the Profession Please join us in celebrating the long and distinguished career of Judith Leavitt in the University of Wisconsin Department of Medical History and Bioethics.

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October 5 (Tuesday) at 4:00 pm

Colloquium: Dominique Tobell, University of Minnesota
Title: “Circulating Knowledge, Appropriating Capital: Building the Pharma-Medical Complex in Post-War America”

Location: 984 Memorial Library (Special Collections). Cookies & coffee will be available at 3:45pm.

One of “Appropriations: Collecting for Science” Colloquium Series talks. See the department news for the schedule of all Spring 2011 talks in this series.
November 2 (Tuesday) at 4:00 pm

Colloquium: Helen Tilley, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: “Appropriation, Exchange, or Entanglements? Studying the History of African Colonialism, Decolonization, and the Codification of ‘Traditional Medicine’”

Location: 984 Memorial Library (Special Collections). Cookies & coffee will be available at 3:45pm.

One of “Appropriations: Collecting for Science” Colloquium Series talks. See the department news for the schedule of all Spring 2011 talks in this series.
November 5 (Friday) at 8:00 am

Meriter"s Annual Ethics Conference
Keynote address: “Is Treatment Ever Futile? Who Decides?”

The keynote Speaker is Thaddeus M. Pope, JD, PhD, Associate Professor of Law, Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware.

The conference runs from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Promega Biotech Center,Fitchburg, WI. Sponsored by the Meriter Ethics Advisory Group.
November 30 (Tuesday) at 4:00 pm

Colloquium: Hannah Landecker, University of California, Los Angeles
Title: “An Image is Worth a Thousand Dollars: Pictures of Human Matter in the Visual Culture Industry.”

Location: 984 Memorial Library (Special Collections). Cookies & coffee will be available at 3:45pm.

One of “Appropriations: Collecting for Science” Colloquium Series talks. See the department news for the schedule of all Spring 2011 talks in this series.
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