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Workshop on the History of Biology - In Honor of Fred Churchill on the Occasion of his 80th Birthday

Abstract:   Long-time Indiana University professor Fred Churchill and his many students have left deep marks on the history of biology, bringing issues in evolution, development, and heredity to the forefront, broadening the international coverage of the field through their research on Germany, the U.S., France, and Britain, producing critical editions of important primary sources, and doing invaluable service to the History of Science Society, the Journal of the History of Biology, and other institutions. On the occasion of Fred's 80th birthday, friends and former students will gather in Bloomington on 7–8 December 2012 for a workshop on their current research in the history of biology. Speakers will include Garland Allen, Mark Borrello, Alice Dreger, Paul Farber, Jane Maienschein, Marsha Richmond, and Fred himself, who will give a preview of his completed monograph on August Weismann.


Friday, 7 December

4:00–4:50 pm: Mark Borello, “Evolving Individuals: Some Thoughts on Development and Evolution”

5:00–5:50 pm: Alice Dreger, “The Problem of Doing a History of the Present: Trying to Track the Off‐Label Use of Prenatal Dexamethasone for Fetal Sexual Normalization”

6:00–8:00 pm: Reception at the University Club (IMU), President’s Room


Saturday, 8 December

8:00–8:30 am: Bagels and Coffee in BH004

8:30–9:00 am: Greetings and Birthday Wishes

9:10–10:00 am: Jane Maienschein, “Understanding Embryos from Wilhelm Roux to Synthetic Biology Today”

10:10–10:40 am: Ashley Inglehart, “Malpighi, Galen, and the Egg”

10:40–11:00 am: Coffee Break

11:00–11:50 am: Garland Allen, “Eugenics around the Campfire: Charles M. Goethe's Ideology of Eugenics and Conservation”

11:50–1:30 pm: Lunch Break

1:30–2:20 pm: Marsha Richmond, “What's Gender Got To Do With It? Women and Academic Biology, 1880‐1940”

2:30–3:00 pm: Ryan Ketcham, “Science, Intuition and Art: Classifying Goethe in the Nineteenth‐Century”

3:00–3:20 pm: Coffee Break

3:20–4:10 pm: Paul Farber, “Darwinian Evolution and Human Race”

4:20–5:10 pm: Fred Churchill, “The Wise for Weis., but not Forever”

7:00 pm: Dinner at The Farm, 108 E. Kirkwood Ave

All Day Friday December 07, 2012
All Day Saturday December 08, 2012
Ballantine Hall 003
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
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