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June 2017

Moral Institutions, Genetics, and the Behavioral Sciences

June 27, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, 10027 United States
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Moral Institutions, Genetics, and the Behavioral Sciences will take place on June 27, 2017 at Columbia University. Free and open to the public, registration required. Please email kct2121@columbia.edu to register.

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September 2017

Material and Institutional Aspects of Field and Discipline Formation

September 25 - September 26
Fayerweather Hall, Room 513, 1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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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 on September 25-26, 2017.

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October 2017

Music and Meaning – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

October 19, 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
The Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The extraordinary power of music to communicate complex emotions and thoughts has fascinated scholars for centuries. Music taps into cognitive mechanisms that govern our daily interactions with the world, such as expectations and violations of these expectations, and appears to have much in common with language. In addition, music plays social and ethical functions that can be understood from philosophical, historical, and cultural perspectives. Join us for a discussion with three renowned scholars from the humanities and cognitive science who…

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November 2017

Planet of Microbes by Ted Anton Book Launch

November 1, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Center for Science and Society invites you to a book launch for Planet of Microbes (University of Chicago Press), by Ted Anton, science writer and Professor of English at DePaul University. Planet of Microbes is a journey through the curious and wonderful science of the Earth's smallest lifeforms.

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