Comparative Perspectives on History and the Social Sciences in the United States
An informal seminar with Dorothy Ross (Johns Hopkins University)
organized by the History Department and Pasts,Inc.
Dorothy Ross (Professor Emerita, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University) is one of the leading scholars of the history of the social sciences. Her important books include G. Stanley Hall: The Psychologist as Prophet (Chicago, 1972) and The Origins of American Social Science (Cambridge, 1991). She also edited Modernist Impulses in the Human Sciences, 1870-1930 (Baltimore, 1994) and, with Theodore M. Porter, The Modern Social Sciences, vol. 7 in The Cambridge History of Science (Cambridge, 2003).
Those who wish to attend are advised to read the attached texts by Professor Ross. She will introduce the session in about 30 minutes, but the emphasis will be on the discussion of topics of mutual interest raised by the papers and her introduction.