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May 2017

Atlas Obscura After Hours Session 1: Secrets from the Past

May 24, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY
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What do early modern book titles like Aristotle's Masterpiece, The Queen's Closet, and Natural Magic all have in common? These books, printed in Europe and continuing the medieval tradition of "books of secrets. In this three-part series, explore The New York Academy of Medicine's collections in the Rare Book Reading Room.

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June 2017

Sarah Lohman – The History of Garlic: From Medicine to Marinara

June 5, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY
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In Sarah Lohman's new book, Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine, Lohman traces the origins of the eight most popular flavors in American cooking, looks at the people that brought them to this country, and explores how they shaped American cuisine. Working with the archives at The New York Academy of Medicine, Lohman will explore how Americans shifted from using garlic as a medicine to treat maladies as varied as tuberculosis and hemorrhoids, to consuming two pounds of garlic per capita per year in the 21st century. We'll even explore modern day medical trials to see if garlic's healing properties are fact or fiction.

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Mary Roach – GRUNT: The Curious Science of Humans at War

June 12, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY
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In GRUNT: The Curious Science of Humans at War, America’s favorite science writer, Mary Roach, explores those aspects of war that no one makes movies about—not the killing but the keeping alive.

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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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