History of Human Science Talks at HHS, Atlanta, Nov. 3-6, 2016

As a followup to yesterday’s post on the Forum for History of Human Science (FHHS) sponsored session at the History of Science Society (HSS) meeting, November 3rd through 6th in Atlanta, we’ve rounded up all the history of human science content on the program.

Still to be announced are the FHHS business meeting and invited speaker.

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Session 1. Between the Natural and Human Sciences: Historical Lessons from the Study of [Our] Brains and Behaviors
Chair(s): Tara Abraham, University of Guelph
Organizer(s): Tara Abraham, University of Guelph

Neurohistology and the ‘Radical’ Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy in the 1920s and 30s. Delia Gavrus, University of Winnipeg

Radical to Some Yet to Others, Ho-Hum: Adolf Meyer’s Biological Theory of Mind, 1895- 1925. Susan Lamb, University of Ottawa

The Sciences of Brain and Mind in American Medical Education: The Case of Harvard’s Medical School, 1900-1945. Tara Abraham, University of Guelph

Epigenetics as Trending Science. Michael Pettit, York University

Thursday, November 3
3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Session 11. Collecting, Colonialism, and Material Culture in the 18th and 19th Centuries
Materials of the Mind: Phrenology and the Making of a Global Science, 1815-1920. James Poskett, University of Cambridge

Session 16. Reforming the Everyday: Scientific Expertise and its Publics
The Psycho-Technocratic Society: Psychological Expertise and Everyday Life in Progressive Era America. Jeremy Blatter, New York University

Session 19. The Fake and the False: Science, Law, and Trickery
Counterfeiting Madness: The Problem of Imposture in Nineteenth-Century Insanity Trials. Susanna Blumenthal, University of Minnesota

Friday, November 4
9:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Session 21. Binaries, Scales, and Other Modes of Classification in the Social and Life Sciences
Left, Right, Mixed, or Scaled? Dexterity Questionnaires and Genetic Theories of Handedness in Britain, 1967–1979. Tabea Cornel, University of Pennsylvania

Session 25. Measuring and Evaluating the Subjective
What the (Jewish) Soldier Thinks: American Morale Surveys, the 1948 Palestine War, and the Cultural Politics of Science-in-Translation. Tal Arbel, Harvard University

Session 28. Test and Testing: The Case of Hearing
Chair(s): Lino Camprubi, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Commentator(s): Lino Camprubi, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Organizer(s): Alexandra Hui, Mississippi State University

Testing the Mood: Surveying listening preferences in American homes and factories, 1920- 1950. Alexandra Hui, Mississippi State University

Testing Hearing with Speech. Mara Mills, New York University

Testing Future Ears: Psychotechnics and Language Planning in Interwar Germany. Viktoria Tkaczyk, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Session 30. Underground Knowledge: Miners’ Bodies and the New History of Verticality
Exceptional bodies and normal science: Coal miners as “normal controls” in NIH psychotropic drugs studies circa 1960. Laura Stark, Vanderbilt University

Saturday, November 5
1:30 – 3:30 PM

Session 65. Hybrid Science: Racial Science across Borders and Disciplines in the Nineteenth Century
Mad with Freedom: The Political Economy of Blackness, Insanity and Civil Rights in the 19th Century. Elodie Grossi, UCLA and Universite Paris Diderot

Session 73. Twentieth-Century Social Sciences
The Marsupial in the Asylum: Towards a Neuropathology of Instincts (1956-1967) Kathryn Schoefert, University of Cambridge

Demarcating “Popular Science”: Psychology, Feminism and the Midlife Crisis in 1970s America. Susanne Schmidt, University of Cambridge

Sunday, November 6
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Session 84. Creativity and Control in the Cold War Psychological Sciences
Chair(s): Matthew Hoffarth, University of Pennsylvania
Organizer(s): Matthew Hoffarth, University of Pennsylvania

Strategic Controversies: Brainwashing and American Behavioral Science in the Early Cold War. Marcia Holmes, University of Pennsylvania

Traumatized Knowledge: Psychoanalysis and Authoritarian Control in Cold War Argentina. Marco Ramos, University of Pennsylvania

Wicked Motivated and Creative Students: The Use of Motivational Psychology in Boston Schools during the Cold War. Kimberly Probolus, University of Pennsylvania

A Self-Imposed Prison of the Mind: Theorizing and Treating Shyness in the Wake of the Stanford Prison Experiment. Matthew Hoffarth, University of Pennsylvania

Session 87. Human Science Fictionalized: A Novel, a Visual Narrative and an Indie Film
*Forum for History of Human Science (FHHS) sponsored session
Chair(s): John Carson, University of Michigan
Commentator(s): Nadine Weidman, Harvard University
Organizer(s): Ben Harris, University of New Hampshire

A Novelist’s Perspective, Andromeda Romano-Lax, Independent Scholar

An Artist’s Perspective, Matteo Farinella, Independent Scholar and Columbia University

Putting Stanley Milgram on Film, Gina Perry, University of Melbourne

Session 89. Medicine, Madness, and Religion
Mind, Body, and Soul: Reshaping Psychiatric Practice in Late Nineteenth-Century Catholic Spain. Helen Quinones Greeson, Georgia State University

Pharmacology and Phenomenology: Jean-Paul Sartre’s Mescaline Experiments. Antoine Lentacker, University of California, Riverside

Making and Unmaking Madness with LSD: From Psychotomimetic to Psychedelic and Back Again. Robert Schraff, UCLA

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.