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Margaret Gaida completes doctoral degree

Congratulations, Dr. Margaret Gaida.  Margaret successfully completed the PhD on July 28. Her dissertation entitled "Encounters with Alcabitius: Reading Arabic Astrology in Premodern Europe” will be available through the SHAREOK Repository.  Margaret's committee:  Rienk Vermij (chair), Roberta Magnusson (History), Kathleen Crowther, Steven J. Livesey, Kerry Magruder, Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute, University of London).

Margaret will be an instructor during 2017-2018 in the Expository Writing Program at the Writing Center, University of Oklahoma.

Ted Davis featured in film released by Science for Seminaries

HSCI Affilate Fellow Edward (Ted) B. Davis, Professor of the History of Science at Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA, is featured along with a fellow historian of science and technology Dr. Lawrence Principe of Johns Hopkins University in a short film released in December 2016 by Science for Seminaries.  In “Science and Religion: The Draper-White Conflict Thesis,” Dr. Davis and Dr. Principe introduce a little-known story from American history that provides context for the common notion that science and religion are incompatiblea.  The film is a project of the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion.

In addition, Dr. Davis has recently been named to an advisory board for the National Museum of American History for 2017-2019.  The National Museum, the top such museum in the world, is planning a new exhibit to open in 2020 about religion and science in America.  As a member of the advisory board, Dr. Davis will be participating in a public symposium planned for 2019.

Upcoming Speakers

Jean De Groot

Jean De Groot, Catholic University of America

Friday,  February 9, 2018
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Physical Sciences, Room 402 

For further information or accommodation on the basis of disabilities, please contact Suzanne Moon at 405-325-2213 or suzannemoon@ou.edu.

Sasha Pfau

Sasha Pfau, Hendrix College

Friday, February 23, 2018
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Physical Sciences, Room 402

For further information or accommodation on the basis of disabilities, please contact Suzanne Moon at 405-325-2213 or suzannemoon@ou.edu.

2017-2018 Colloquium Series

Friday, April 13, 2018: 3:30-5:00pm

What Do We Learn from Reading 100 Years of Paralamentary Proceedings by Computer for Mentions of Infrastructure? Using Digital Methods in the History of Technology
Dr. Sara Hottinger, Coastal Carolina University
Physical Sciences Center, Room 402

Friday, May 4, 2018: 3:30-5:00pm

The Soviet Internet: Beyond the Book
Dr. Ben Peters, University of Tulsa
Physical Sciences Center, Room 402