Tracking the history of science in Brewarrina

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Warwick Anderson and Miranda Johnson have an article in the first edition of the new SOPHI Magazine: ‘Tracking the History of Science in Brewarrina’. They write about their ARC Discovery Project, Aboriginal Communities… Continue reading

Histories of the Red Cross Movement: Continuity & Change

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Christine Winter is co-convening the conference Histories of the Red Cross Movement: Continuity & Change, 9-11 September 2016, with Professor Melanie Oppenheimer (Flinders University, Professor Neville Wylie (University of Nottingham) and Dr James Crossland (Liverpool John Moores… Continue reading

The Making of Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity – The Promise and Peril of Collaboration between Scientist and Historian

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This article, by Warwick Anderson and Ian R. Mackay, was published in the October 2015 edition of the HSS Newsletter, and online. Anderson and Mackay believe their unusual writing collaboration, which produced Intolerant Bodies: A… Continue reading

Gillian Cowlishaw Among the Historians

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In 1986, Gillian Cowlishaw lamented that what passed for social anthropology in Australia had been really ‘social archaeology’.[1] Social anthropologists, she argued, tended to reify Aboriginal ‘culture’, treating it as somehow immune from… Continue reading

Brain eating, prion science, and latest chapter in the story of kuru

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Originally posted on Johns Hopkins University Press Blog:
Guest post by Warwick Anderson We invited Warwick Anderson, author of  The Collectors of Lost Souls: Turning Kuru Scientists into Whitemen, to comment on a study…

Australia is a big blank map: Warwick Anderson on the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia

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Australia is a big blank map, and the whole people is constantly sitting over it like a committee, trying to work out the ways to fill it in. Written as long ago as… Continue reading

Sebastian Gil-Riano, Sarah Walsh and Ricardo Roque at the History of Science Society meeting

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A panel comprising several of our fellows and associates has been accepted at the History of Science Society annual meeting for 2015. The meeting will be held in San Francisco, California, 19-22 November… Continue reading

Hot And Dry in the Global South: Vanessa Heggie

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Dr. Vanessa Heggie of the University of Birmingham, offers her reflections at the end of her visiting fellowship: I’m currently writing a book provisionally titled Higher and Colder about extreme physiology, and the… Continue reading

Janet Golden: I read, I wrote, I learned and I talked

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Professor Janet Golden, who finishes her visiting fellowship with the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science and REGS at the end of this month, reflects on her time here: As a Visiting… Continue reading

Mapping Connections

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Sarah Walsh will be convening a seminar with Dr Fernanda Peñaloza of the Spanish and Latin American Studies Department on 16-17 July 2015. Mapping Connections: Australia and Latin America will investigate affinities, connections, and tensions in… Continue reading