Presentations

Roundtable Co-Coordinator and Speaker, “History, Philosophy, and the Life Sciences: The Importance of Bridging Disciplines,” History of Science Society (HSS) Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2 Nov 2018.

“The Great Squid Hunt: Francis Schmitt, Axonology, and the History of the Neurosciences Research Program at MIT, 1936-1963,” Biology Colloquium, Department of Biology, Earlham College, Richmond, IN, 22 February 2018.

“‘In praise of natural history’: Theodore Bullock, collection, and comparison in the rise of modern neuroscience,” flash talk (one of ten inaugural), History of Science Society (HSS) Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 11 November 2017.

“From Atlantic to Pacific: Francis Schmitt, Axon Biophysics, and the Hunt for Squid in Woods Hole and Montemar, 1950-1970,” symposium for the 25th International Congress on History of Science and Technology (ICHST), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 23-29 July 2017 (Meeting theme: “Science, Technology, and Medicine between the Global and the Local”; Symposium title: “Organisms From Here to There: Exploring the Effects of the Local and of Place on Research with Organisms”; Organizers: Profs. Rachel A. Ankeny, Michael Dietrich, and Sabina Leonelli.)

Poster presenter, “‘Whither Neuroscience?’: Francis Schmitt and the Birth of Neuroscience at M.I.T.,” American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 16-20 February 2017. 

“From Atlantic to Pacific: Francis Otto Schmitt’s Hunt for Squid and the Fate of General Physiology in the Mid-Twentieth Century,” invited speaker at “Challenging Assumptions: Integrating the Life Sciences with History and Philosophy of Science,” a workshop in Woods Hole, MA, 28-29 November 2016.

“‘They gave it away’: Building an International Policy for Data Sharing in the Human Genome Project,” History of Science Society (HSS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 20 November 2015 (Panel: “Scientific Openness and Its Discontents in the History of Scientific Information”; Organizer: Iain Watts, Ph.D.)

“The Bermuda Triangle: Pragmatics, Principles, and Policies,” with Rachel Ankeny, invited speaker at, “The Genomic Open: Then and Today,” symposium hosted by the University of California at Santa Cruz and organized by Jennifer Reardon, 18 November 2015.

Poster presenter, “The Bermuda Principles: Policies for DNA Sequence Data Sharing During the Human Genome Project,” The Evolution of Sequencing Technology: A Half-Century of Progress, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 16-19 July 2015.

“‘They gave it away’: International data sharing in the Human Genome Project,” Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology (JAS-Bio), Baltimore, MD, 5 April 2014.

“‘They worked without resting’: Building the policy of international prepublication data sharing during the Human Genome Project,” Center of Excellence in ELSI Research (CEER) Investigators’ Annual Meeting, Rockville, MD, 15 October 2012.

Poster presenter (and alternate speaker), “‘They worked without resting’: Building the policy of international prepublication data sharing during the Human Genome Project,” Gordon Research Conference and Seminar on Science and Technology Policy, Waterville Valley, NH, 5-10 August 2012.

Rachel Ankeny, Kathryn Maxson, and Robert Cook-Deegan, “The ‘Bermuda Principles’: Model for collaborative science?” Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, 3 November 2011.

Rachel Ankeny, Kathryn Maxson, and Robert Cook-Deegan, “Examining the History and Implications of the ‘Bermuda Principles’ for Data Sharing,” ELSI Congress: Exploring the ELSI Universe, Chapel Hill, NC, 13 April 2011.