HISRESS 2024

University of Pennsylvania, 31 May & 1 June

Room 300, Annenberg School for Communication

9 am – 9:30 am

Coffee and pastries

Welcome and introductions

9:30 am – 10:20 am

Fighting Poverty with Policy: The Center for the Study of Welfare Policy and the Battle for the Poor (Chris Loss)

10:30 am – 11:20 am

Studying the Cop ‘like a slum youth:’ The Police Problem in Postwar US Social Science (Patrick Reilly)

11:20 am – 11:40 am

Coffee Break

11:40 am – 12:30 pm

The Factory and the Farm: Efficiency, Productivity, and the Emergence of Management Studies (Kena Wani)

12:30 pm – 2 pm

Lunch

2 pm – 2:50 pm

Less Social or Less Intercalated?: Rethinking the Periodization of the Recent Social Sciences via the History of Prevention Science (Theo Di Castri)

3 pm – 3:50 pm

“At the Skin’s Edge”: Hildred and Clifford Geertz, Otherness, and the Craft of the Ethnographer (Matteo Bortolini)

4 pm – 4:50 pm

From the Field to the Self. French Anthropology, Social Psychiatry and the Ambiguous Study of Acculturation in the Age of Decolonization, 1950–1980 (Joshua Klein)

7 pm

Conference Dinner
La Fontana Della Citta
1701 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
30 minute walk | 20 minutes by subway | Apple Maps | Google Maps

9 am – 9:30 am

Coffee and pastries

9:30 am – 10:20 am

Paleofantasies and Original Affluence (Dana Simmons)

10:30 am – 11:20 am

The Possibility of Moral Autonomy: Stanley Milgram, Lawrence Kohlberg, and the Psychological Study of Morality in Cold War America (Erick Luckey)

11:20 am – 11:40 am

Coffee Break

11:40 am – 12:30 pm

A. R. Lauer’s Signs on the Road: Psychology, Advertising, Hypnosis and the Politics of Visual Stimulation on the Interstate Highway (Jonathan MacDonald)

12:30 pm – 2 pm

Lunch

2 pm – 2:50 pm

Peering into Intimate Spaces: Psy Scientists and their Observations of Child Rearing Practices in Uganda (1940–1970s) (Pokhara Oduro-Bonsrah)

3 pm – 3:50 pm

Pedagogy for Young and Old (Jamie Leach)

Sponsors

HISRESS gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors: