Celebrating 50+2 years of Scholarship

The Department of the History and Sociology of Science (HSS)

University of Pennsylvania
Friday October 7 to Sunday October 9, 2022
To be held at the Kislak Center for Special Collections,
Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt Library
Philadelphia, PA
Special thanks to the Merkel Fund, Helfand Fund, Pressman Fund, School of Arts and Sciences, and to Robert Kohler,
Rosemary Stevens, Jack Barchas, Jeffrey L Sturchio and other donors


Friday October 7

2:30-3:30 p.m. Afternoon Open House Departmental Offices at Cohen Hall
                         249 South 36th Street, Suite 303
                         Enter at 36th Street Doors or accessible doors at Admissions Office on opposite side of building
4:00-4:30 p.m. Welcome, Kislak Center, 6th Floor, Van Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut Street
                         Department Chair M. Susan Lindee, Janice and Julian Bers Professor, HSS
                         Director of Penn Libraries Constantia Constantinou, H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost SAS Dean Steven Fluharty
4:30-6:00 p.m. Plenary Presentations: HSS Past, Present, Future
                         Gabrielle Hecht, Professor of History, Frank Stanton Foundation Professor of Nuclear Security, Stanford University
                         Steven Shapin, Franklin L. Ford Research Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University
                         Keith Wailoo, Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs, Department of History, Princeton University

6:00-7:30 p.m. Evening Reception, Kislak Center


Saturday October 8

8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet, Kislak Center, 6th Floor Van Pelt Library

9:00-10:00 a.m. A conversation with Department Founder and Science History Institute Founder Arnold Thackray
                           Introduction by David Cole, Science History Institute
                           Moderator Jeffrey L. Sturchio, HSS PhD alum, and former chairman and CEO at Rabin Martin

10:00-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30-12:00 a.m. History of Science: The State of the Field
                             Chair: Cameron Brinitzer, USC-Berggruen Fellow
                             Moderator: Sebastián Gil-Riaño, Assistant Professor, HSS
                                       Lynn Nyhart, Robert E. Kohler Professor of History of Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison
                                      John Tresch, Professor and Mellon Chair, Warburg Institute
                                      Jeremy Vetter, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Arizona
                                      Joanna Radin, Associate Professor of History of Medicine and History, Yale University
                                      Mary Mitchell, Assistant Professor, Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto

12:00-1:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch, Kislak Center

1:30-3:00 p.m. History of Technology: The State of the Field
                         Chair: Zachary Loeb, PhD Candidate
                         Moderator: Elly Truitt, Associate Professor, HSS
                                    Ruth Cowan, HSS Professor Emerita
                                   Deborah Fitzgerald, Professor of the History of Technology, MIT
                                   Amy Slaton, Professor, Department of History, Drexel University
                                   Stephanie Dick, Assistant Professor, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
                                   Whitney Laemmli, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University

3:00-3:45 p.m. Break

3:45-5:15 p.m. History of Medicine: The State of the Field
                         Chair: Leah Samples, PhD Candidate
                         Moderator: Robert Aronowitz, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences,HSS
                                 Charles Rosenberg, Ernest E. Monrad Professor in the Social Sciences, Harvard University and HSS Professor Emeritus [Unable to attend]
                                 Rosemary A. Stevens, Professor, DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholar, Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS Professor Emerita
                                 Steven Feierman, HSS Professor Emeritus
                                 Mary Fissell, Professor, History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
                                 Dominique Tobbell, Centennial Distinguished Professor of Nursing, University of Virginia School of Nursing.
                                 Eram Alam, Assistant Professor, Department of History of Science, Harvard University
                                 Jessica Martucci, Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs, Department of the History & Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania
6:30-9:30 p.m. Dinner at Estia Restaurant.
                         1405-07 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 https://estiarestaurant.com/index.asp


Sunday October 9

10:00-12:00 a.m. Brunch at the Penn Museum,
                             Mosaic Hall and Courtyard 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Self-Guided Tours at the Penn Museum
Hotel Room Block links:

The Study at University City -20 S 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104


Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel - 3549 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104