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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.


August 13 (Monday)

Two-day Workshop on Translational Animal Bioethics, 13-14 August 2018
The aim of this workshop is to identify strategies for increasing the connections between cutting-edge academic bioethics and practical decision-making in animal research. Bringing together individuals with experience in bioethics, animal research, animal research oversight, lab animal veterinary medicine, and animal welfare science, participants will discuss recent developments in ethics and animal bioethics, the implications of those developments for the ethics of animal research, and strategies for increasing the connections between bioethics and the day-to-day practice and oversight of animal research.

Funding has been generously provided by UW-Madison’s Department of Medical History and Bioethics (School of Medicine and Public Health), Department of Philosophy (College of Letters and Science), School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Veterinary School’s Common Ground on Animal Research Initiative, as well as by the Society for Applied Philosophy and the U.S. NIH Office of Lab Animal Welfare.

Organizers: Robert Streiffer and Eric Sandgren.
September 14 (Friday) at 4:00 pm

Roundtable on Latin American and Caribbean Healers and Healing
UW Professor Pablo F. Gómez (Medical History and Bioethics/History) together with Professor Diego Armus (History, Swarthmore College) will be hosting a workshop: “The Gray Zones of Medicine(s): Towards a History of Healers and Healing in Colonial and Modern Latin America and the Caribbean.”

This will be a public roundtable with the workshop participants on Friday, September 14, in room 976 Memorial Library from 4:00 - 6:00 pm (Special Collections). All are welcome. (event poster)

The workshop itself will take place on Saturday, September 15, from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. If you want to attend the workshop on Saturday, please email Prof. Gómez at pgomez@wisc.edu.

Sponsored by The Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters and Science, the Department of History, and the Department of Medical History and Bioethics.
September 15 (Saturday) at 8:30 am

Workshop on Latin American and Caribbean Healers and Healing
UW Professor Pablo F. Gómez (Medical History and Bioethics/History) together with Professor Diego Armus (History, Swarthmore College) will be hosting a workshop: “The Gray Zones of Medicine(s): Towards a History of Healers and Healing in Colonial and Modern Latin America and the Caribbean.”

The workshop will take place on Saturday, September 15, from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. If you want to attend the workshop on Saturday, please email Prof. Gómez at pgomez@wisc.edu. (event poster)

Location: 1210 Medical Sciences Building, 1300 University Avenue (map)

Sponsored by The Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters and Science, the Department of History, and the Department of Medical History and Bioethics.
October 22 (Monday) at 3:45 pm

Professor John Harley Warner, Avalon Professor History of Medicine, History Department, Yale University
Title: “Posing with the Cadaver: Violence, Identity, and Photographic Group Portraiture in American Medicine, 1880-1930”

Location: 984 Memorial Library (Special Collections).

One of the Fall 2018 colloquiums from the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Program in the History Department.
October 29 (Monday) at 3:45 pm

Professor Mariola Espinosa, History Department, University of Iowa
Title: “‘El Toque Trigeminal’: Asuerotherapy, Authoritarianism, and Medical Populism, From Spain to Argentina”

Location: 984 Memorial Library (Special Collections).

One of the Fall 2018 colloquiums from the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Program in the History Department.
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