Tying Together History and Science

Sep 7, 2017

The University of Louisiana Monroe's School of Humanities is holding a 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 we don't always see or hear about. 

  

Dr. Roger Carpenter, a history professor at ULM, shares, "There's obviously a history of science." The History and Science Series will be open to the public and will dive into this history covering an array of topics spanning from Ancient Rome to modern astronomy. Each week of the series will include a different guest lecturer including professors and graduate students. The schedule for the series is as follows:

September 7th- John Anderson-"Tick Tock:  Science and the Clock." 6:30 p.m., Library 3-D

September 14th-Monica Bontty- "Flushed: Public Toilets in Ancient Rome." 6:30 p.m., Library 3-D

September 21st-Roger Carpenter- "You Dog; Damn You: Cotton Mather and the 1721 Smallpox Controversy." 6:30 p.m., Library 3-D

September 26th- Michael Bromme- "Politics and Mathematics of the US House of Representatives." 1:00 p.m., Sandel 238

October 5th- Luke Holloway- "A History of Natural Disasters and Their Social and Economic Effects in Japan." 6:30 p.m., Library 3-D

October 12th - David McGraw- "The History of Modern Astronomy." 6:30 p.m., Library 3-D

October 26th- Chris Blackburn- "When Germs Killed More Than Bullets: Camp Niagara and the Spanish Influenza of 1918." 6:30 p.m., Library 3-D

November 2nd- Ralph Brown- "Blinded By Science:   The Rise and Fall of the Scientific Approach to Truth in the 20th Century." 6:30 p.m., Library 3-D

November 9th- Chris Gissendanner- "The History of Human Biotechnology." 6:30 p.m., Library 3-D

November 16th- Matthew Overturf- "Endocrine Disruption - History of Gender Altering Chemicals." 6:30 p.m., 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.