Erik Peterson

Department Celebrates Publication of Dr. Erik Peterson’s The Life Organic

On February 2, the Department of History celebrated the publication of Dr. Erik Peterson’s The Life Organic: The Theoretical Biology Club and the Roots of Epigenetics. Dr. Peterson’s book tells the story of scientists in the late nineteenth nd early twentieth century who pursued a middle road of investigation between mechanists, those who argued that […]

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Undergraduates Win Awards at Research and Creative Activity Conference

Four students mentored by History faculty won awards recently at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference. Jessica Hauger, mentored by Drs. Erik Peterson and Lisa Lindquist-Dorr, won second place in the Oral Presentations for Fine Arts and Humanities. Hauger’s talk was titled “‘The Common Lot’: The Philosophical Problem of Labor Pain in the Late […]

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University of Wisconsin Prof. Ron Numbers to Present “Baptizing Dinosaurs: How Once-Suspect Evidence of Evolution Came to Support the Biblical Narrative,” Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7:30 PM

Dr. Ron Numbers, professor emeritus in the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be on the University of Alabama campus on Thursday, November 12 to speak as part of the ALLELE (ALabama LEctures on Life’s Evolution) seminar series. His talk, “Baptizing Dinosaurs: How Once-Suspected Evidence of Evolution Came to Support […]

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