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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.

February 17 (Friday) at 3:00 pm

Colloquium: Bradley Matthys Moore, UW-Madison
“Czechoslovak Hygiene Services and the Struggle for Comprehensive Environmental Health under Communism.”

Location: Union South - check TITU on the day of the talk for room.
April 12 (Thursday) at 1:00 pm

Fourth Annual Bioethics Symposium
An afternoon of discussion and presentations about the ethics of health care and science for UW faculty, staff, students and the community. Featuring: Steven Miles, MD, author of "Oath Betrayed: America's Torture Doctors;" Richard Bonnie, LLB, investigator of political abuses of Soviet psychiatry and lawyer for Ted Kaczynski; E. Haavi Morreim, PhD, JD, author of "Holding Health Care Accountable: Law and the New Medical Marketplace." Medical History and Bioethics faculty speaking include Norman Fost, Susan Lederer, and R. Alta Charo.

Free and open to the public. Location: Lecture Auditorium 1306, Health Sciences Learning Center, UW-Madison.

For more information, visit
April 22 (Sunday) at 2:00 pm

Judith Leavitt, Professor Emerita of History of Medicine and Gender & Women's Studies
“Typhoid Mary.”

Eloquence and Eminence: Emeritus Faculty Lectures, a series of Sunday afternoon lectures by retired University of Wisconsin faculty known for their teaching excellence and scholarship. Refreshments will be served after the talk. No fee or registration required.

Location: Pyle Vandeberg Auditorium, Pyle Center.
April 27 (Friday) at 9:00 am

Biopolitics: Life in Past and Present
“Life Under Capital”

A Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures convened by Sara Guyer and Richard C. Keller, UW-Madison. More details, including the day's schedule, at

Location: Center for the Humanities Conference Room (313 University Club Building--432 East Campus Mall)
May 4 (Friday) at 4:30 pm

Facts, Artifacts, and the Politics of Consensus
Facts, Artifacts, and the Politics of Consensus: A Midwest Conference for Science and Technology Studies, Northwestern University May 4-5, 2012. Featured speakers will include Gregg Mitman and Susan Lederer among many others. Click here for information about registration and other details.
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