John Tyndall and 19th Century Science
June 19th-20th, 2012
With Funding from the Provost's Office, the Department of History and Philosophy, and the National Science Foundation, hosted the Ninth Michael P. Malone Memorial Confernece on "John Tyndall and Nineteenth-Centruy Science." The conference brought together some of the past and current participants of the John Tyndall Correspondence Project to discuss issues raised by the NSF-funded project. It also included a workshop for the editors of the anticipated twelve volumes of Tyndall's letters, currently under contract with Pickering & Chatto. The conference was held at the 320 Ranch in Big Sky, Montana. Faculty and graduate students were invited to participate.
To learn more about the John Tyndall Correspondence Project, visit their website Here.
2009: IT'S THE ECONOMY, STUPID
The Sixth Annual Michael P. Malone Memorial Conference
Hosted by Montana State University and Stanford University
During 2008-2009, the economic crisis in the United States and the rest of the world has dominated the news and created hardship for millions of people. One of the intellectual tragedies of the biggest economic calamity since the Great Depression was the inability of most economists to predict the simultaneous bursting of several economic bubbles, even though there is a historical record of such regular events stretching back to the seventeenth century and perhaps earlier. What better time to have staged a conference about economic history in the hopes that scholars might learn valuable lessons from the past that can be applied to the present and future?
Accordingly, MSU’s department organized a conference entitled “It’s the Economy, Stupid.” MSU invited Stanford University to co-sponsor the conference. In early October 2009, historians, philosophers, archaeologists, and economists gathered at the 320 Guest Ranch to participate in lively discussions and debates regarding economic history and theory extending across broad chronological and geographic ranges. By shedding light on the state of economic history, MSU hoped to enrich faculty and students' analytical capabilities and to prepare better to meet the challenges of the future.
College of Letters and Science, Montana State University
Vice President for Research, Creativity, and Technology Transfer, Montana State University
Department of History & Philosophy, Montana State University
Department of Political Science, Stanford University