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Material and Institutional Aspects of Field and Discipline Formation

September 25 - September 26

Center for Science and Society, Columbia University
Fayerweather 513, 1180 Amsterdam Ave

How do fields, disciplines, and larger formations such as “the sciences” or “the humanities” come into being? What roles do objects, institutions, and materialized concepts play in these processes?

These are some of the questions addressed by this two-day exploratory workshop. We are going to tackle them from a variety of perspectives and by bringing different recent research strands together: the study of the material culture of science, of institutions, and of ideas. The workshop thus aims at bringing fields into dialogue that are more often than not kept neatly separate: the history of science and of humanities, the history of universities, and intellectual history. The contributions are centered around case studies and methodological reflections.

RSVP required. Additional details coming soon. For more information, please contact the workshop organizer, Fabian Kraemer (Fabian.Kraemer@lrz.uni-muenchen.de).

This event is co-sponsored by the VolkswagenStiftung and the Center for Science and Society.

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Start:
September 25
End:
September 26
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Organizer

The Center for Science and Society
Email:
scienceandsociety@columbia.edu
Website:
http://scienceandsociety.columbia.edu

Venue

Fayerweather Hall, Room 513
1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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