Perspectives on Science

By Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine

A new public events series from the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine brings historical perspective to contemporary issues and concerns. In the public forums, historians and other specialists speak about culturally relevant topics in front of a live audience at Consortium member institutions. Forum subjects range from medical consumerism to public trust in science and technology. Videos of these events are also available at chstm.org. In podcast episodes, authors of new books in the history of science, technology, and medicine respond to questions from readers with a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise. These conversations illuminate the utility and relevance of the past in light of current events.

  1. 1.
    Lucas Richert — Break On Through: Radical Psychiatry and the American Counterculture
    20:11
  2. 2.
    Teasel Muir-Harmony — Operation Moonglow
    17:03
  3. 3.
    Race & Popular Science in Early America
    22:45
  4. 4.
    Neeraja Sankaran — A Tale of Two Viruses
    26:27
  5. 5.
    Replay—Melanie Kiechle's Smell Detectives: An Olfactory History of Nineteenth-Century Urban America
    37:42
  6. 6.
    Alberto Martínez — Burned Alive: Bruno, Galileo, and the Inquisition
    44:54
  7. 7.
    From the Archives — Shopping for Health: Medicine and Markets in America
    1:28:58
  8. 8.
    From the Archives — Immortal Life: The Promises and Perils of Biobanking and the Genetic Archive
    1:32:02
  1. 9.
    Sciences Of The Mind with Courtney Thompson and Alicia Puglionesi
    1:07:43
  2. 10.
    From the Archives — Trust in Science: Vaccines
    1:28:04
  3. 11.
    Behind the Scenes: Black Holes | The Edge of All We Know
    1:34:11
  4. 12.
    Abe Gibson — Feral Animals in the American South
    22:13
  5. 13.
    From the Archives — Kavita Sivaramakrishnan on COVID-19
    28:57
  6. 14.
    "Overlooked Images of Medicine" in America's New Mass Media of the Late 19th Century
    29:25
  7. 15.
    Stephen Kenny on Race and Science
    37:52
  8. 16.
    Wendy Gonaver — The Peculiar Institution and the Making of Modern Psychiatry
    32:32
  9. 17.
    Warwick Anderson on Race and Science
    24:15
  10. 18.
    Christa Kuljian on Race and Science
    29:33
  11. 19.
    Audra Wolfe — Freedom's Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science
    22:59
  12. 20.
    Susan Lindee — Rational Fog: Science and Technology in Modern War
    24:08
  13. 21.
    Elise Burton on Race and Science
    26:45
  14. 22.
    The Economization of Global Health: World Development Report 1993
    2:02:41
  15. 23.
    Sebastian Gil-Riano on Race and Science
    12:47
  16. 24.
    Sadiah Qureshi on Race and Science
    14:59
  17. 25.
    Jonson Miller — Engineering Manhood: Race and the Antebellum Virginia Military Institute
    20:59
  18. 26.
    John Jackson on Race and Science
    21:55
  19. 27.
    Rana Hogarth on Race and Science
    12:10
  20. 28.
    Black Maternal Health: Historical and Reproductive Justice Reckonings
    1:24:11
  21. 29.
    Aristotle's Masterpiece: Early Modern Sex Ed with Mary Fissell
    17:19
  22. 30.
    Presidents of AAHM, HSS, and SHOT
    1:18:15
  23. 31.
    Technology Then And Now
    1:49:30
  24. 32.
    Kavita Sivaramakrishnan on COVID-19
    28:57
  25. 33.
    Mary Augusta Brazelton on COVID-19
    17:06
  26. 34.
    Marcos Cueto on COVID-19
    11:54
  27. 35.
    Amir Afkhami on COVID-19
    27:44
  28. 36.
    Nursing and COVID-19
    28:02
  29. 37.
    Catherine Burns on COVID-19 in South Africa
    20:30
  30. 38.
    Why Go To The Moon
    1:24:13
  31. 39.
    Elena Conis on COVID-19
    14:04
  32. 40.
    Nancy Tomes on COVID-19
    16:21
  33. 41.
    Dora Vargha On COVID-19
    4:38
  34. 42.
    Betty Smocovitis on COVID-19
    14:56
  35. 43.
    Dora Vargha — Polio Across the Iron Curtain: Hungary's Cold War with an Epidemic
    29:56
  36. 44.
    James Poskett — Materials of the Mind: Phrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science
    30:09
  37. 45.
    Kathryn Olivarius on COVID-19
    14:40
  38. 46.
    Joseph Martin — Solid State Insurrection: How the Science of Substance Made American Physics Matter
    25:19
  39. 47.
    Cameron Strang — Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South...
    21:32
  40. 48.
    Natalia Molina COVID-19
    18:31
  41. 49.
    Michael Robinson — The Lost White Tribe: Explorers, Scientists, and the Theory that Changed...
    32:04
  42. 50.
    Girls in STEM
    1:26:12

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