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CSTMS Celebrates Undergraduate STS Research

May 22nd, 2020  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

CSTMS Celebrates Undergraduate STS Research

Undergraduate students advised by CSTMS Research Fellow Ashton Wesner presented their groundbreaking STS-themed projects in a symposium organized by Dr. Wesner and sponsored by CSTMS on Monday, May 4th, 2020. With topics ranging from the politics of environmental clean-up sites to the poetics of dance, these remarkable students have undertaken major research for class projects… Read more

HSNS at 50!

April 24th, 2020  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

HSNS at 50!

This special issue commemorates the fiftieth volume of the Historical Studies of Natural Sciences. It is also the first issue under the new HSNS Editorial Board Chair Erika Milam. In the introduction to “Looking Backward, Looking Forward: HSNS at 50”, Milam writes: “With this issue, Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences celebrates the fiftieth volume…. Each subsequent appellation and each… Read more

Elena Conis, CSTMS Faculty Affiliate, on the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 10th, 2020  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Elena Conis, CSTMS Faculty Affiliate, on the Coronavirus Pandemic

CSTMS Faculty Affiliate Elena Conis has given a number of interviews over the past month about COVID-19. She notes that the pace of this pandemic has been “unprecedented historically”.  According to Conis, globalization, urbanization and the nature of the virus itself account for its exceptional pace.  Some of her interviews are with ABC-7 News and the National Post.  She has been… Read more

CSTMS Faculty Affiliate Elena Conis on COVID-19 in Time Magazine

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CSTMS Faculty Affiliate Elena Conis on COVID-19 in Time Magazine

In her Time Magazine article, Conis examines past disease outbreaks like the cholera epidemic of 1832, the bubonic plague of 1900 and, one of the deadliest pandemics, the flu of 1918.  She concludes:  “Each epidemic takes place in its own context. The state of trade in New York in 1832—as well as the city’s infrastructure, wealth,… Read more

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