Joint Sessions with SHOT

The History of Science Society and the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) are meeting together in 2020. The program chairs from both societies worked in concert to select the sessions below because of their interest to HSS and SHOT members.

Roundtable

SHOT Joint Session

Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Science

Actors' Categories: Language, Power, and Historical Analysis

Organizers

Mary X. Mitchell

Purdue University

Stephanie A. Dick

University of Pennsylvania

Chair

Laura Stark

Vanderbilt University

Presenter 1

Henry M. Cowles

University of Michigan

Presenter 2

Stephanie A. Dick

University of Pennsylvania

Presenter 3

Isabel Gabel

University of Pennsylvania

Presenter 4

Lukas Rieppel

Brown University

Presenter 5

Mary X. Mitchell

Purdue University

Presenter 6

Marc Aidinoff

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Biology

Animal Materialities

Organizers

Laurence Douny

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Lisa Onaga

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Chair

Evan Hepler-Smith

Duke University

Presenter 1

Waste Not: Animal Fats, Animal Chemistry and Soap amid Changing Industrial Practices 1750-1860

Sarah Lowengard

Presenter 2

When Is a Solution a Problem? Animal Glues in Laboratories and Workshops in Twentieth-Century Japan

Sarah Teasley

Royal College of Art

Presenter 3

Degumming West African Wild Silks in the 20th and 21st Century Burkina Faso

Laurence Douny

Humboldt Universität

Presenter 4

Biomaterial Matters: A History of Interstitial Things

Lisa A. Onaga

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Material Tools for Archiving Time

Organizer

Alexis Rider

University of Pennsylvania

Chair

Joanna Radin

Yale University

Presenter 1

On Colony Time: Thinking Decay and Renewal with Dermestid Beetles

Spencer Weinreich

Princeton University

Presenter 2

Proxy Perceptions of Climate and Time

Melissa Charenko

Michigan State University

Presenter 3

On Blue Ice: Antarctic Meteorites and Deepening Planetary Time

Alexis Rider

University of Pennsylvania

Commentator

Joanna Radin

Yale University

Roundtable

SHOT Joint Session

Biology

Animals in/as Technologies

Organizers

Rachel A. Ankeny

University of Adelaide

Brad Bolman

Harvard University

Chair

Miguel Garcia-Sancho

University of Edinburgh

Presenter 1

Brad Bolman

Harvard University

Presenter 2

Gina Surita

Princeton University

Presenter 3

Christine Keiner

Rochester Institute of Technology

Presenter 4

Rachel A. Ankeny

University of Adelaide

Presenter 5

Kristen Semento

University of Delaware

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Thematic Approaches to the Study of Science

Animating Technoscience: Imagination, Production, and Representation

Organizers

Michael J. Meindl

Radford University and Virginia Tech

Matthew Wisnioski

Virginia Tech

Chair

Hanna Rose Shell

University of Colorado Boulder

Presenter 1

Animating Biology and the Biology of Animation: The Technoscience of Disney's Fantasia

Colin Williamson

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Presenter 2

Motion, Emotion, and the Human in the Computer: Motion Models and Computerized Bodily Form, 1971-1981

Alana Staiti

National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Presenter 3

Take Chances! Make Mistakes! Get Messy!: The Magic School Bus and the Reanimation of Science Education in the 1990s

Michael J. Meindl

Radford University and Virginia Tech

Matthew Wisnioski

Virginia Tech

Presenter 4

Virtual Film Production: Surfing the Database, Democratizing Technology?

Rebecca A. Perry

Space History, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Aspects of Scientific Practice/Organization

Another Vast Machine I: Data, Models, and Simulations in the Human Sciences

Organizer

Tabea Cornel

New College of Florida

Chair

Emily Klancher Merchant

UC Davis

Presenter 1

From Mass to Micro Persuasion in an Age of Big Data

Rebecca Lemov

Harvard University

Presenter 2

Hadooping the Genome: The Impact of Text Search Tools in Biomedicine

Hallam Stevens

Nanyang Technological University

Presenter 3

Fluorescent Sensors in Bayesian Brains: Transgenic Mice as Statistical Technologies in Neurogenomics

Tabea Cornel

New College of Florida

Presenter 4

Anatomy of a Biomedical Controversy: Cancer Screening, Statistics, and Simulation Modeling

Christopher J. Phillips

Carnegie Mellon University

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Aspects of Scientific Practice/Organization

Another Vast Machine II: Data, Models, and Simulations in the Human Sciences

Organizer

Emily Klancher Merchant

UC Davis

Chair

Tabea Cornel

New College of Florida

Presenter 1

Physicians of the Future: Reconfiguring the Patient's Chart for the Production of Usable Data

Michael J. Neuss

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Presenter 2

Excavating the Origins of Sociogenomics

Emily Klancher Merchant

UC Davis

Presenter 3

The New Face of Race in the Epigenetic Age: Towards a Survey of past Trauma, the Creation of Predictive Technologies and Their Limits

Élodie Grossi

Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès

Presenter 4

Algorithmic Bias and Norms about the Past: The Thin Line between Predicting and Creating the Future

Emanuele Ratti

University of Notre Dame

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Technology

Breakdown of the Productive Self: Work Sciences and Industrial Affect in the Twentieth Century

Organizers

Sam Schirvar

University of Pennsylvania

Jiemin Tina Wei

Harvard University

Chair

Jennifer Alexander

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Presenter 1

Ameliorating Worker Fatigue through the Body's Motions and Pauses: Frank and Lillian Gilbreth's "Motion Studies," 1910-1924

Jiemin Tina Wei

Harvard University

Presenter 2

To Advance Innovation and Invention, to Agitate for a Technological Revolution: Labor Psychology in the Early People's Republic of China

Victor Seow

Harvard University

Presenter 3

HOWL! Human Factors Research on the Stressed and Strained Mind at Work during the 1970s

Sam Schirvar

University of Pennsylvania

Commentator

Jennifer Alexander

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Aspects of Scientific Practice/Organization

Building the Margins : Infrastructure and Nation at the Intersection of Sea, Sky, and Soil in China, Japan, and Korea

Organizer

Subodhana Wijeyeratne

Harvard University

Chair

Ian Miller

Harvard University

Presenter 1

Cheju as Contested Model: Parasitology, Public Health, and Nation-Building in Post-Colonial South Korea, mid-1960s

John P DiMoia

Seoul National University

Presenter 2

Constructing Coastal Biological Stations in 20th Century China: Tsingtao and Hong Kong

Christine Luk

Tsinghua University

Presenter 3

Between the Rocket and the Deep Blue Sea: Space Exploration and the "Fishing Problem" in Southern Japan, 1950-1980

Subodhana Wijeyeratne

Harvard University

Commentator

Zuoyue Wang

California State Polytechnic University

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Technology

Cybernetic Entanglements: The Human, Environment and Second-Order Cybernetics

Organizer

Angelica Barbara Clayton

Yale University

Chair

Carolyn Kane

Ryerson University

Presenter 1

Diagnosing the Embodied Mind: Schizophrenia and Gregory Bateson's "Ecology of Mind"

Angelica Barbara Clayton

Yale University

Presenter 2

Tinkering with Gaia: Engineering and Evolution in the Earth System

Caitlin Kossmann

Yale University

Presenter 3

My Eyes Make Pictures When They Are Shut: John C. Lilly and the Echo of Observation

Jeffrey Mathias

Cornell University

Presenter 4

Touching Emotions at Rockland State Hospital: Manfred Clynes and the Datafication of Feeling, 1956-1972

Jeff Nagy

Stanford University

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Death in the Time of Cholera: Bureaucracy, the State and Contested Communications in Nineteenth-Century Spain and the Ottoman Empire

Presenter 1

Disease and the State in Late Ottoman Iraq, 1821-1899

Isacar A. Bolaños

California State University, Long Beach

Presenter 2

Sanitation in the time of Cholera: Spain, Epidemics and the Dirección General de Beneficencia y Sanidad, 1830-1860

Ruth A. Oropeza

University of Arizona

Presenter 3

Contested Quarantines and Interruptions: The Effects of Cholera on Late Ottoman Mobilities

Alex Schweig

University of Arizona

Commentator

Panel Discussion

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Technology

Expertise and Exercise

Organizers

Katherine Contess

Brown University

Hongwei Thorn Chen

Tulane University

Chair

Scott Kushner

University of Rhode Island

Presenter 1

Performing Expertise, Reforming Customs: Cinema, Industrial Technique, and Embodied Knowledge in Semi-Colonial China

Hongwei Thorn Chen

Tulane University

Presenter 2

From the Harvard Fatigue Lab to Peloton: Towards a History of the Exercise Treadmill

Katherine Contess

Brown University

Presenter 3

Faster, Higher, Stronger?: Olympic Bodies in Motion and the Loss of the "Open" Machine

Adam Hebert

University of Pittsburgh

Presenter 4

Exercise Teaches You the Pleasure of Discipline: Between Female Self-Empowerment and Self-Submission in 1980s Aerobics Videos

Melanie Woitas

Independent Scholar

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Thematic Approaches to the Study of Science

Explaining Everything: Models, Machines, and Black Boxes in Histories of Science and Technology

Organizer

Lan A. Li

Rice University

Chair

Elizabeth R. Petrick

Rice University

Presenter 1

Body Boxes: Sexual Inversion and the Embodiment of Sexual Selection

Rodolfo John Alaniz

Institute for Historical Studies

Presenter 2

Functional Boxes: UNIFACE, the Personal Computer, and Accessibility in 1990s Germany

Jan Müggenburg

Institute of Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM) Leuphana University

Presenter 3

Battery Boxes: Cyborg Connections and Cesarean Sections in Colombo (1962-1985)

Lan A. Li

Rice University

Presenter 4

Uncomfortable Boxes: A History of Thermal Discomfort in 20th Century India

Bharat Venkat

UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Thematic Approaches to the Study of Science

Faithful Representations: Observation, Mediation, and the Visual Reproduction of Nature

Organizer

Samantha M. Thompson

National Air and Space Museum

Chair

Elizabeth Kessler

Presenter 1

"So True to Nature": Illusion and Immersion in the Early Planetarium

Katie Boyce-Jacino

Arizona State University

Presenter 2

Transcribing the Lunar Environment: Art, Draughtsmanship, and the USGS Moon Maps of the 1960s

Lois Rosson

Presenter 3

Capturing the Northern Lights: The Use of Television Cameras to Measure and Study Aurora

Samantha M. Thompson

National Air and Space Museum

Presenter 4

Seeing the World with Super-sight: The Science Photography of Berenice Abbott

Talia Shabtay Filip

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

From "Hell with the Lid Off" to Laboratory for Academic-Industry Research: Pittsburgh and its Research Universities, 1907-1950

Organizer

Mark Samber

Carnegie Mellon University

Presenter 1

Fellowships, Philanthropy, and Profit: How the Mellon Institute Fulfilled a Vision for Industrial Research, Academic Science, Public Benefit & Private Enterprise, 1907-1921

Mark Samber

Carnegie Mellon University

Presenter 2

Robert Kennedy Duncan’s Fraternity of Fellows: The Origins of Sponsored Industrial Research at Kansas and its Triumph in Pittsburgh, 1907-1915

David A. Hounshell

Carnegie Mellon University

Presenter 3

Science in the Steel City: Metallurgy at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1923-1940

Thomas Lassman

Office of the Secretary of Defense

Commentator

Anna Guagnini

Independent scholar

Roundtable

SHOT Joint Session

Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Science

Histories of Data and the Data of History

Organizer

Joy Lisi Rankin

New York University

Chair

David Singerman

University of Virginia

Presenter 1

Kathleen Sheppard

Missouri S & T

Presenter 2

Samantha Muka

Stevens Institute of Technology

Presenter 3

Megan Formato

Stanford University

Presenter 4

Michael McGovern

Princeton University

Presenter 6

Joy Lisi Rankin

New York University

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Technology

In Memoriam of Aaron Stephen Moore: Infrastructure in East Asia

Organizers

Juyoung Lee

Johns Hopkins University

Hiromi Mizuno

University of Minnesota

Chair

John DiMoia

Seoul National University

Presenter 1

Building Roads in Colonial Manchuria (1905-45)

Yuting Dong

Harvard University

Presenter 2

Engineering the Korean War "Crossing of the Yalu"

Joseph Seeley

University of Virginia

Presenter 3

Corporate Consultants and Chemical Fertilizer Plants in Postwar East Asia

Juyoung Lee

Johns Hopkins University

Presenter 4

Technological Intervention in Rural Life: The Soyang Multi-purpose Dam Construction in Postcolonial Korea

Seohyun Park

Virginia Tech

Roundtable

SHOT Joint Session

Tools for Historians of Science

Integrated Courses: Benefits, Challenges, and Successes

Sponsor

Committee on Education and Engagement

Organizers

Gregory L. Macklem

University of Notre Dame

Anna Geltzer

University of Notre Dame

Chair

Gregory L. Macklem

University of Notre Dame

Presenter 1

David Brandon Dennis

Dean College

Presenter 2

Jessica Pisano

Dean College

Presenter 3

R. A. Lawson

Dean College

Presenter 4

Eleanor Louson

Michigan State University

Presenter 5

Eunjeong Ma

POSTECH (Republic of Korea)

Presenter 6

Erik L. Peterson

University of Alabama

Presenter 7

Anna Geltzer

University of Notre Dame

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Aspects of Scientific Practice/Organization

Intellectual Property, National Security, and the Anglo-American Hegemonic Transition, 1914-1945

Organizer

Katherine Epstein

Rutgers University-Camden

Chair

Margaret Graham

McGill University

Presenter 1

Radio, U.S. Patent Law, and World War I

Kathryn Steen

Drexel University

Presenter 2

The Politics of Erasure: Memory, Technology, and Institutions in Second World War-era Anglo-American Diplomacy

Michael Falcone

Dartmouth College

Presenter 3

Yesterday's China: US Patent Law and Anglo-American Technology Transfer

Katherine Epstein

Rutgers University-Camden

Commentator

Margaret Graham

McGill University

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Physical Sciences

Laser Focus: Planning, Modeling, and Implementing Interferometry to Illuminate the Science-Technology-Policy Interface

Organizer

Connemara Doran

Harvard University

Chair

Theresa Levitt

University of Mississippi

Presenter 1

Precision Interferometry from Fizeau and Michelson to the Cosmic First Light

Connemara Doran

Harvard University

Presenter 2

More Than Models: Prototypes as Historical Records of the Evolving Epistemic Understandings of the Future Object of Study

Tiffany Nichols

Harvard University

Presenter 3

Lasers in Space: A Preliminary Focus on the History of LISA, the Proposed Space-Based Gravitational Wave Detector

Daniel Kennefick

University of Arkansas

Commentator

David Kaiser

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Roundtable

SHOT Joint Session

Making and Doing History: On Non-Traditional Modes of Critical Engagement

Organizers

Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal

UC Davis

Crystal Lee

MIT

Chair

Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal

UC Davis

Presenter 1

Crystal Lee

MIT

Presenter 2

Laine Nooney

NYU

Presenter 3

Mar Hicks

Illinois Institute of Technology

Presenter 4

Bess Williamson

Art Institute of Chicago

Presenter 5

Whitney Pow

Northwestern/NYU

Presenter 6

Xiaochang Li

Stanford University

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Technology

Medical Algorithms: Computing, Diagnosis, and Health in the United States

Organizer

Gerardo Con Diaz

University of California Davis

Chair

Mary Mitchell

Purdue University

Presenter 1

Computerizing Diagnosis: Minds, Medicine, and Machines in Twentieth-Century America

Andrew Lea

Johns Hopkins University

Presenter 2

The Automated Clinic: Computerized Health Testing and the Architecture of Prevention, 1960-1980

Jeremy Greene

Johns Hopkins University

Presenter 3

Prometheus' Patents: Owning Medical Algorithms in the 21st Century

Gerardo Con Diaz

University of California Davis

Presenter 4

Auto-Intimacy: Algorithmic Therapies

Hannah Zeavin

University of California Berkeley

Roundtable

SHOT Joint Session

Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Science

Narratives of Seeds I: Interrogating Disciplinary Boundaries between Histories of Science and Technology

Organizers

Prakash Kumar

Pennsylvania State University

Helen Anne Curry

University of Cambridge

Chair

Francesca Bray

University of Edinburgh

Presenter 1

Helen Anne Curry

University of Cambridge

Presenter 2

Prakash Kumar

Pennsylvania State University

Presenter 3

Aleksandar Shopov

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

Presenter 4

Divya Sharma

University of Sussex

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Science

Narratives of Seeds II: Interrogating Disciplinary Boundaries between Histories of Science and Technology

Organizers

Helen Anne Curry

University of Cambridge

Prakash Kumar

Pennsylvania State University

Chair

Barbara Hahn

Texas Tech University

Presenter 1

Yuan Yi

Columbia University

Presenter 2

Courtney Fullilove

Wesleyan

Presenter 3

Gabriela Soto Laveaga

Harvard University

Presenter 4

Tiago Saraiva

Drexel University

Presenter 5

Sanjukta Ghosh

School of Oriental and African Studies

Roundtable

SHOT Joint Session

Tools for Historians of Science

Navigating the Profession with Chronic Illness or Invisible Disabilities

Organizer

Allison Marsh

University of South Carolina

Chair

Allison Marsh

University of South Carolina

Presenter 1

E. Allen Driggers

Tennessee Technological University

Presenter 2

Jillian Hinderliter

University of South Carolina

Presenter 3

Caroline Peyton

University of Memphis

Presenter 4

Laura Smith

University of Arkansas

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Technology

Sound and Color as Infrastructure: Electrifying the Built Environment in the Long 20th Century

Organizer

Lida Zeitlin Wu

University of California Berkeley

Chair

Lida Zeitlin Wu

University of California Berkeley

Presenter 1

The Neon Surround: History, Theory, and Technique

Carolyn L. Kane

Ryerson University

Presenter 2

"Choose Your Color": Mood Conditioning in the Postwar Domestic Interior

Lida Zeitlin Wu

University of California Berkeley

Presenter 3

Producing Sonic Space: Telephony and the Emergence of Stereophonic Sound

Harry Burson

University of California Berkeley

Commentator

Sandy Isenstadt

University of Delaware

Roundtable

SHOT Joint Session

Tools for Historians of Science

The Future of Digital Humanities in the History of Science and Technology

Sponsor

Technology and Communication Committee

Organizer

Kathleen Sheppard

Missouri S&T

Chair

Stephen Weldon

University of Oklahoma

Presenter 1

Sarah Naramore

The University of the South (Sewanee)

Presenter 2

Andreas Weber

University of Twente

Presenter 3

Abraham Gibson

University of Texas San Antonio

Presenter 4

James Fleming

Colby College

Presenter 5

Jerome Baudry

EPFL

Presenter 6

Alex Weaver

Presenter 7

Laurynas Adomaitis

Scuola Normale Superiore

Presenter 8

Molly Stothert-Maurer

Arizona State Museum

Roundtable

SHOT Joint Session

Tools for Historians of Science

The Meanings of Things: How Disability Reframes Histories of Knowledge and Its Artifacts

Organizers

Jessica Martucci

Science History Institute

Hemachandran Karah

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Chair

Amy Slaton

Drexel University

Presenter 1

Nicole Belolan

Rutgers University-Camden

Presenter 2

Pallavi Podapati

Princeton University

Presenter 3

Ashley Shew

Virginia Tech

Presenter 4

Jaipreet Virdi

University of Delaware

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Thematic Approaches to the Study of Science

Visioneering Past and Future in Science Museums and Educational Technologies

Organizer

Elizabeth Renee Petrick

Rice University

Chair

Patrick McCray

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA

Presenter 1

The Revolutionary Avant-Gard? Imagineering Scientific Modernity in Moscow Museum of Biology in the 1920s

Elena Aronova

University of California, Santa Barbara

Presenter 2

Curatorial Visions of the Future

Petrina Foti

Loughborough University

Presenter 3

Throwback Culture: The Role of Nostalgia in American Educational Technology

Morgan G. Ames

University of California, Berkeley School of Information

Presenter 4

Replacing Visions: The Notetaker Prototype and the Loss of Education

Elizabeth Renee Petrick

Rice University

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Physical Sciences

Vital Signs: Grids, Galvanisms, and the Sociopolitics of Electricity

Organizers

Samantha Wesner

Cornell University

Michael Degani

Johns Hopkins University

Chair

Michael Degani

Johns Hopkins University

Presenter 1

Men of the Future May Become as Gods: Tesla's Wireless Electricity and the Dream of Infinite Energy

Iwan Rhys Morus

Aberystwyth University

Presenter 2

Beyond electric despotism: the myth of the grid in postcolonial India

Elizabeth Chatterjee

Queen Mary University of London

Presenter 3

Electrical Palestine: Technocapitalism & the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Fredrik Meiton

University of New Hampshire

Presenter 4

Great Shock of Civic Electricity: Electrical Vitalism and Collective Sentiment in the French Revolution

Samantha Wesner

Cornell University

Organized Session

SHOT Joint Session

Chemistry

Waste, Resource, Residue: Chemical Histories

Organizers

Evan Hepler-Smith

Duke University

Laura J. Martin

Williams College

Chair

Gabriela Soto Laveaga

Harvard University

Presenter 1

Gilbert J. Fowler (1868-1953), Energetic Holisms, and the Empire of Nitrogen in India

N. J. Dharan

University of Pennsylvania

Presenter 2

Toxaphene: A Chemical History

Evan Hepler-Smith

Duke University

Presenter 3

Chemical Plants and Plants That Are Chemical

Laura J. Martin

Williams College

Presenter 4

E-Waste as Archive: Unsettling Technological Humanitarianism in Neoliberal Ghana

Kwame Edwin Otu

University of Virginia

Roundtable

SHOT Joint Session

Tools for Historians of Science

When History of Science and Technology is Difficult History

Organizer

Aimee Slaughter

Los Alamos Historical Society

Chair

Aimee Slaughter

Los Alamos Historical Society

Presenter 1

Lara Freidenfelds

Presenter 2

Katrina N. Jirik

Presenter 3

Kara W. Swanson

Northeastern University

Presenter 4

Stephanie E. Vasko

Michigan State University

Presenter 5

Alex Wellerstein

Stevens Institute of Technology

Presenter 6

Johannes-Geert Hagmann

Deutsches Museum