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This is a calendar of events of interest to people in the group. Please add any events that you (or others) may find interesting.


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10 Modern Times, Rural Places: Beauty and the Bourgeoisie: A History of Bland Fruit

Suzanne Freidberg, Dartmouth College. 2:30-4:30 p.m., E51-095

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13 Harvard History of Medicine and Life Sciences Working Groups Graeme Baele--6 pm, Harvard History of Science Dept, Science Center Room 359
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  • Dibner Institute Lunchtime Colloquia The Rise of Public Science in Early 19th Century Paris. Bruno Belhoste, University Paris X-Nanterre 12:00-2:00 p.m., Dibner Institute, E56
  • Science, Technology and Global Security Working Group Seminar Series--Dirty Bombs. Courtney Stewart, Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies 12:00-1:30, MIT, E51-275
  • Harvard History of Science Colloquium 1931 and all that: History of Science in 1930s and 40s Britain Anna-K. Mayer, University of Florida 4:00 p.m., Harvard, Science Center, Room 469
15 STS Brown Bag Lunch Talk: History of Science and Its Peculiarities in Russia--Dimitri Bayuk with Loren Graham. 12:00-1:30 p.m., MIT, E51-275
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17 STS-RPI-Cornell Graduate Student Conference
18 STS-RPI-Cornell Graduate Student Conference--PARTY
19 STS-RPI-Cornell Graduate Student Conference
20 MIT Holiday -- Institute Closed
21 Mondays Schedule of Classes will be Followed

Technology and Culture Forum: Civil Rights on Campus: Are We Free to Speak? 7:00 pm, MIT, 6-120

22 Job Talk: Sherine Hamdy 4:00 p.m., MIT, E51-095
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  • Sahin Lecture: The Widening Historical Crevasse: Contemporary America and Conceptions of the Past. Ellen Fitzpatrick, 4:30-6:00 p.m., MIT, E51-275
  • MIT Communications Forum: A Conversation with Robert Pinsky 5:00-7:00 p.m., MIT, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street, MIT Media Lab
  • Legal Change and Gender Inequality: Changes in Muslim Family Law in India--Narendra Subramanian, McGill University Introduction and Moderator: Joshua Cohen, MIT 6:00-8:00 pm, MIT, 4-249
24 Job Talk: Morana Alac. Thinking with Images: An Ethnographic Study of Meaning-making in Brain Mapping Practice 4:00 p.m., MIT, E51-095
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27 Job Talk: Cyrus Mody. Constituent Communities and the Creation of Nanotechnology 4:00 p.m., MIT, E51-095
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  • Dibner Institute Lunchtime Colloquia: Model Bodies and Metal People in Medieval Europe. Elly Truit 12:00-2:00 p.m., Dibner Institute, E56
  • Science, Technology and Global Security Working Group Seminar Series: Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons. Hassan Abbas, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government 12:00-1:30, MIT, E51-275

March

1 Job Talk: Natasha Schull
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6 STS Colloquia: The New World and the Preternatural: 17th-century Demonology, Epistemology, and Natural History Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, University of Texas at Austin. 4:00-6:00 p.m., E51-095
7 Dibner Institute Lunchtime Colloquia: Vito Volterra and the Making of Research Institutions in Italy and Abroad. Giovanni Paoloni, Universita "La Sapienza" 12:00-2:00 p.m., Dibner Institute, E56
8 Job Talk: Helene Mialet
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  • Modern Times, Rural Places: The Husbandry of John Muir. Donald Worster, University of Kansas. 2:30-4:30 p.m., E51-095
  • IEEE Milestone Event Commemorating the 130th Anniversary of the Telephone
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13 STS Colloquia: Genealogical Branches, Genetic Roots, and the Pursuit of African Ancestry Alondra Nelson, Yale University. 4:00-6:00 p.m., E51-095
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  • Dibner Institute Lunchtime Colloquia: "The Student Days of William Whewell, the Man Who Invented the Word Scientist" David Wilson, Iowa State University 12:00-2:00 p.m., Dibner Institute, E56
  • Science, Technology and Global Security Working Group Seminar Series Space Weapons Matthew Hoey, Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies 12:00-1:30, MIT, E51-275
15 Job Talk: At the Center and Margins of Liberalism: How Free and Open Source Software Hackers Destabilize Intellectual Property Law through the Novel Rearticulation of Free Speech Principles Gabriella Coleman, Rutgers University 4:00 p.m., MIT, E51-275
16 Sahin Lecture Bourgeois Radicals: the NAACP and the Colonial Liberation Struggles during the Early Cold War Carol Anderson, University of Missouri-Columbia 4:30-6:00, p.m., MIT, E51-275
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20 STS Colloquia: Visual Culture in an Emerging Market: Perception, Consumption, Politics Arvind Rajagopal, New York University. 4:00-6:00 p.m., E51-095
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22 Job Talk: Vincent Lepinay
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10 STS Colloquia: The Racial Achievement Gap and What to do about It Roland Fryer, Harvard University. 4:00-6:00 p.m., E51-095
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14 Modern Times, Rural Places: The “Disease Among Us”: Agriculture, Public Health, and the Bovine Tuberculosis Debates, Susan D. Jones, University of Minnesota. 2:30-4:30 p.m., E51-095
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24 STS Colloquia: The Landscape of Animal Energy

Ann N. Greene, University of Pennsylvania. 4:00-6:00 p.m., E51-095

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