Annual Meetings

The Forum for History of Human Science usually sponsors one or more sessions at the annual meeting of the History of Science Society, where it also holds the annual business meeting, electing officers and announcing the FHHS prizes. The FHHS Newsletter records these activities and offers other information of interest to our members.

The next meeting will take place in Seattle, Washington, November 1-4, 2018.


Annual Distinguished Lecturer in the Human Sciences

Saturday, November 11, 2017, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Michelle Murphy (Professor of History and Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto)
“Infrastructures of Not-Counting”

Saturday, November 5, 2016, Atlanta, GA

Robert J. Richards (Fishbein Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Science and Medicine, University of Chicago)
““The Role of Biography in Intellectual History”

Saturday, November 31, 2015, San Francisco, CA

Ellen Herman (Professor of History and Faculty Codirector, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, University of Oregon)
“Autism, Between Risks and Rights”

Saturday, November 8, 2014, Chicago, IL

Ken Alder (Professor of History and Milton H. Wilson Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University)
“Everyone’s Autobiography of Gertrude Stein”

Saturday, November 23, 2013, Boston, MA

Michael Sokal (Professor of History Emeritus, Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
“Understanding Testing as Technology”

Saturday, November 17, 2012, San Diego, CA

Theodore M. Porter (Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles)
“Funny Numbers”

Saturday, November 6, 2011, Cleveland, OH

Elizabeth Lunbeck (Nelson Tyrone, Jr. Professor of History and Professor of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University)
“Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Power: Charisma, Fascination, and Narcissism”

Saturday, 6 November 2010, Montreal, Quebec

Mary S. Morgan (Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics, London School of Economics and University of Amsterdam)
“Recognising Glass Ceilings and Sticky Floors”

Saturday, 21 November 2009, Phoenix, AZ

Hamilton Cravens (Professor of History, Iowa State University)
“Imagining the Good Society: The Social Sciences in the American Past and Present”

Saturday, 8 November 2008, Pittsburgh PA

Henrika Kuklick (Professor of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania)
“Personal Equations: Reflections on the History of Fieldwork, with Special Reference to British Anthropology”

Saturday, 3 November 2007, Arlington VA

John C. Burnham (Professor of History, Emeritus, The Ohio State University)
“How Boundaries Dissolve in Writing Disciplinary Histories: The Exemplary, Agonizing Case of Accident Proneness (Unfallneigung)”

Saturday, 4 November 2006, Vancouver BC

Jill G. Morawski (Professor of Psychology, Wesleyan University)
“Experimenter, Heal Thyself! Relational Problems in the Psychological Laboratory”

Saturday, 5 November 5 2005, Minneapolis MN

George W. Stocking Jr. (Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, University of Chicago)
“Anthropology and Anthropologists after World War II”