Departmental Papers (HSS)

Departmental Papers (HSS)

 
Through a broad range of scholarly projects, HSS faculty research examines relations between the technical practice of scientists, engineers, medical researchers, and clinicians, and the material, social, political and cultural context in which those practices occur.

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Submissions from 2018

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Fieldwork Out of Place, Etienne S. Benson

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Report on HSS-Sponsored Panel, “The Emergence of Racial Modernities in the Global South,” at the 2018 American Historical Association Meeting, Sebastián Gil-Riaño

Submissions from 2017

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A Centrifuge of Calculation: Managing Data and Enthusiasm in Early Twentieth-Century Bird Banding, Etienne S. Benson

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Review of Jennifer Gabrys, Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the making of a Computational Planet, Etienne S. Benson

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The Cattle Guard, Etienne S. Benson

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Introduction, Etienne S. Benson, Veit Braun, Jean M. Langford, Daniel Münster, Ursula Münster, and Susanne Schmitt

Submissions from 2016

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Movement Ecology and the Minimal Animal, Etienne S. Benson

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The Virtual Field, Etienne S. Benson

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Racial Conceptions in the Twentieth-Century: Comparisons, Connections and Circulations in the Portuguese-Speaking Global South, Sebastián Gil-Riaño

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Patrons of the Human Experience: A History of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, 1941-2016, Susan M. Lindee and Joanna Radin

Submissions from 2015

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Generating Infrastructural Invisibility: Insulation, Interconnection, and Avian Excrement in the Southern California Power Grid, Etienne S. Benson

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The Urban Upwelling, Etienne S. Benson

Submissions from 2014

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Environment between System and Nature: Alan Sonfist and the Art of the Cybernetic Environment, Etienne S. Benson

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Minimal Animal: Surveillance, Simulation, and Stochasticity in Wildlife Biology, Etienne S. Benson

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The Biopolitics of the Border, Etienne S. Benson

Submissions from 2013

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Author's Response, Etienne S. Benson

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New Media and New Publics: An Example with Polar Bears, Etienne S. Benson

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Unbearable Future, Etienne S. Benson

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Toward a New Organology: Instruments of Music and Science, John Tresch

Submissions from 2012

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The Biological Anthropology of Living Human Populations: World Histories, National Styles, and International Networks, Susan M. Lindee and Ricardo V. Santos

Submissions from 2011

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Animal Writes: Historiography, Disciplinarity, and the Animal Trace, Etienne S. Benson

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Autonomous Biological Sensor Platforms, Etienne S. Benson

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Is Cystic Fibrosis Genetic Medicine's Canary?, Susan M. Lindee and Rebecca Mueller

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Introduction: Audio/Visual, Mara Mills and John Tresch

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Review of Mary Pickering, Auguste Comte: An Intellectual Biography, Vols 2 and 3, John Tresch

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The Prophet and the Pendulum: Sensational Science and Audiovisual Phantasmagoria Around 1848, John Tresch

Submissions from 2010

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Introduction: Knowing the Wild, Etienne S. Benson

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Editor's Introduction: Epistemic Boundaries, Sebastián Gil-Riaño

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La « Technesthétique » : Répétition, Habitude et Dispositif Technique Dans Les Arts Romantiques, John Tresch

Submissions from 2009

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Transubstantiation in Science. Review of Anglea Creager, Elizabeth Lunbeck, and M. Norton Wise, Science Without Laws: Model Systems, Cases, Exemplary Narratives; Jessica Riskin, Genesis Redux: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Artificial Life, Susan M. Lindee

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« La puissante magie de la vraisemblance » : Edgar Allan Poe à l’époque du machinisme, John Tresch

Submissions from 2008

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Paparazzi in the Woods: Hidden Surveillance Cameras are Making the Wilderness Less Wild, Etienne S. Benson

Submissions from 2007

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Sputnik, Cold War Nostalgia, and 9/11: The Lessons of Sputnik post-9/11, Susan M. Lindee

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Technological World-Pictures: Cosmic Things and Cosmograms, John Tresch

Submissions from 2003

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Provenance and the Pedigree: Victor McKusick's Fieldwork with the Old Order Amish, Susan M. Lindee

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Review of Peter M. Hammond and Gradon B. Carter, From Biological Warfare to Healthcare: Porton Down, 1940-2000, Susan M. Lindee

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Voices of the Dead: James Neel's Amerindian Studies, Susan M. Lindee

Submissions from 2001

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Review of Patrick Tierney, Darkness in El Dorado, Susan M. Lindee

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Cloning in the Popular Imagination, Dorothy Nelkin and Susan M. Lindee

Submissions from 2000

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Review of Lisa Yoneyama, Hiroshima Traces: Time, Space, and the Dialectics of Memory, Susan M. Lindee

Submissions from 1999

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Review of Joan M. Fujimura, Crafting Science: A Socio-History of the Quest for the Genetics of Cancer, Susan M. Lindee

Submissions from 1998

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A Defense of Gay Science. Review of Timothy F. Murphy, Gay Science: The Ethics of Sexual Orientation Research, Susan M. Lindee

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The Repatriation of Atomic Bomb Victim Body Parts to Japan: Natural Objects and Diplomacy, Susan M. Lindee

Submissions from 1997

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Review of Evelyn Fox Keller, Refiguring Life: Metaphors of Twentieth-Century Biology, Susan M. Lindee

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Creating Natural Distinctions, Dorothy Nelkin and Susan M. Lindee

Submissions from 1995

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Review of Jonathan M. Weisgall, Operation Crossroads: The Atomic Tests at Bikini Atoll, Susan M. Lindee

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Scientific Outsiders and the Human Genome Project. Review of Timothy F. Murphy and Marc A. Lappé, Justice and the Human Genome Project; Robert F. Weir, Susan S. Lawrence, and Evan Fales, Genes and Human Self-Knowledge: Historical and Philosophical Reflections on Modern Genetics; Tom Wilkie, Perilous Knowledge: The Human Genome Project and Its Implications, Susan M. Lindee

Submissions from 1994

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The ELSI Hypothesis. Review of George Annas and Sherman Elias, Gene Mapping: Using Law and Ethics as Guides; Daniel Kevles and Leroy Hood, The Code of Codes: Scientific and Social Issues in the Human Genome Project; Marcel Melancon and Raymond Lambert, le genome humain: Une responsabilite scientifique et sociale; Michael Yesley, Bibliography: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of the Human Genome Project, Susan M. Lindee

Submissions from 1993

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A Guide to the Human Genome Project: Technologies, People, and Institutions, Susan L. Speaker, Susan M. Lindee, and Elizabeth Anne Hanson

Submissions from 1991

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The American Career of Jane Marcet's Conversations on Chemistry, 1806-1853, Susan M. Lindee