HPS’s Newest MA Graduate

Congratulations to Oregon State University History and Philosophy of Science’s newest MA Graduate, Kathleen McHugh! On March 15th, McHugh successfully defended her thesis, “Early Adventures of a Home Economist: Ava B. Milam’s Integration of Science and Home Economics at Oregon Agricultural College, 1911-1921.” Committee members included head advisor Marisa Chappell, as well as historians Jake […]

M.A. Student Kathleen McHugh Presents at Columbia History of Science Group

On March 4th, 2022 M.A. student, Kathleen McHugh, presented a talk entitled “Expanding Home Economics: Ava B. Milam’s Home Economics Extension Bulletins, 1913-1916” at the Columbia History of Science Group (CHSG) annual conference. The talk was adapted from the third chapter of her thesis which explores the first ten years of Ava B. Milam’s, the […]

Ph.D. Candidate Presents at American Historical Association Conference (Part 2)

After delays due to the effects of the covid-19 pandemic and a shift from in-person to virtual, on Saturday February 26th at 8am, Ph.D. candidate, Aimee Dávila Hisey presented at the American Historical Association’s annual conference. The panel, entitled, “The Social Fabrics of Medicinal and Bodily Knowledge in Early Latin America,” was chaired by Professor […]