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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 18 (Tuesday) at 4:00 pm

Jennifer Hawkins, PhD, Associate Research Professor, Dept. of Philosophy and Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine, Duke University
Title: “‘Beneficial’ Exploitation?: The Perplexing Case of Organ Sales.”
          (event poster)

Location: DeLuca Forum of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (map)

Co-sponsored by the Department of Medical History & Bioethics and the Department of Philosophy.
March 25 (Tuesday) at 4:00 pm

Laura Stark, PhD, Assistant Professor, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University
Title: “The Recovery of Bernadette G.: Ethics Review, Experimentation, and the Puzzle of Exploitation.” (Abstract) (Poster)

Location: 125 McArdle Cancer Research Building
1400 University Ave, Madison WI (location map)
April 10 (Thursday) at 1:00 pm

Sixth Annual Bioethics Symposium
The theme of the Sixth Annual Bioethics Symposium is "Sex, Drugs and Sports: Ethical Controversies in Athletics." The symposium is presented by UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the Department of Medical History and Bioethics.

The event will feature discussion and presentations for students, faculty, health care providers and the community. (Featured Presentations)

Admission is free. Click 'here' for more information from event web site.

Location: Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), Room 1306
April 11 (Friday) at 3:30 pm

Colloquium: Arleen Tuchman, Professor of History, Department of History, Vanderbilt University
“Diabetics as ‘Better Citizens’: Disease and the Politics of Citizenship in the 20th-century United States.”

Location: 984 Memorial Library (Special Collections).

Co-sponsored with the Department of History of Science.
April 18 (Friday) at 2:30 pm

Dr. David Kirby, Professor at the University of Manchester
Title: “Indecent Science: Religion, Science and Movie Censorship, 1930-1968.”

Location: 1490 Medical Sciences Center. Refreshments will be served.
May 1 (Thursday) at 4:00 pm

Dr. Martyn Pickersgill, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Biomedical Ethics, University of Edinburgh
Title: “Morality, Money and Mental Health: Exploring Innovation and Legitimacy in British Psychotherapy.”

Location: 1210 Medical Sciences Center

Co-sponsored with the Robert F. & Jean E. Holtz Center
May 2 (Friday) at 3:30 pm

Colloquium: James Delbourgo, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University; Co-Director, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis
“Empire of Curiosities: Hans Sloane, the British Museum and the Collection of the World.” (Abstract) (Poster)

Location: 984 Memorial Library (Special Collections).

Co-sponsored with the Department of History of Science, Center for Early Modern Studies, and Material Culture Program.
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