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Tying History to Science

Published September 7, 2017

Dr. Monica Bonnity, Professor of History

Originally posted by KEDM (http://kedm.org/post/tying-together-history-and-science#stream/0)

The University of Louisiana Monroe's School of Humanities is presenting the History and Science Series throughout the fall 2017 semester.

The world of history and science often coincide, and this series is designed to share a timeline of science not always seen or heard about. Each week of the series will include a different guest lecturer, including professors and graduate students. 

The History and Science Series is on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in room 3-D of the ULM Library, with the exception of Sept. 26, which will be at 1 p.m. in Sandel 238.

The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the School of Humanities, 342-1526.

The schedule for the series is as follows:

  • Thursday, Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. — Monica Bontty, "Flushed: Public Toilets in Ancient Rome." Library 3-D
  • Thursday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. — Roger Carpenter, "You Dog; Damn You: Cotton Mather and the 1721 Smallpox Controversy." Library 3-D
  • Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1 p.m. — Michael Bromme, "Politics and Mathematics of the U.S. House of Representatives." Sandel 238
  • Thursday, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m. — Luke Holloway, "A History of Natural Disasters and Their Social and Economic Effects in Japan." Library 3-D
  • Thursday, 12, 6:30 p.m. — David McGraw, "The History of Modern Astronomy." Library 3-D
  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m. — Chris Blackburn, "When Germs Killed More Than Bullets: Camp Niagara and the Spanish Influenza of 1918." Library 3-D
  • Thursday, Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m. —  Ralph Brown, "Blinded By Science:  The Rise and Fall of the Scientific Approach to Truth in the 20th Century." Library 3-D
  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m. — Chris Gissendanner, "The History of Human Biotechnology." Library 3-D
  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m. — Matthew Overturf, "Endocrine Disruption - History of Gender Altering Chemicals." Library 3-D

Attendance to the History and Science Series is free, if you would like more information, contact the School of Humanities at 318-342-1526.