Humanities & Science Lecture Series

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“The Humanities and Science” speakers series aims to expand dialogue about the humanities and sciences across campus. The series explores the history of science from the pre-modern period through the 21th century, focusing on the interface between scientific knowledge and its representation and communication, especially to a wider public. Inclusion of literature from a wide range of periods provides not only a foundation in the history of science generally, but also in the theoretical and conceptual tools that might generate productive insights and common questions to guide further research. Drawing from works in various disciplines – from science studies to history of technology, from literature to visual culture – the series aims to reflect on the changing contours of the relationship between the humanities and the sciences over a broad historical period.


Upcoming Lectures


Thursday, March 12 at 4 PM (UConn Humanities Institute)


Previous Visiting Scholars


March 3, 2020

Lukas Rieppel, Brown University

“Assembling the Dinosaur


January 27, 2020

Michael Robinson, University of Hartford

“Tribes of the Imagination: How Scientists Created a Prehistory of Whiteness” 


December 5, 2019

Jennifer Tucker, Wesleyan University

“Collecting the Future: Photography, Waste, and the Industrial Revolution”



This lecture series is funded by the UConn Humanities Institute (UCHI), with additional support from the Departments of History, English, and Art and Art History, and the American Studies Program.