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12:15 pm

Noam Andrews – What’s the Matter with Johannes Kepler?

March 30, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States

Noam Andrews will be giving a Brown Bag Lunch presentation on Thursday, March 30 from 12:15 to 1:15 pm, at Bard Graduate Center in New York City. His talk is entitled “What’s the Matter with Johannes Kepler?"

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David Trippett – The Shadow of Brainwashing: A Short History of Coercive Interrogation from the Cold War to the War on Terror

March 30, 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia Unviersity
New York, NY 10027 United States

Rebecca Lemov, Professor of the History of Science at Harvard, will speak on "The Shadow of Brainwashing: A Short History of Coercive Interrogation from the Cold War to the War on Terror." Open exclusively to Columbia affiliates.

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6:30 pm

Rosamond Purcell – Double Identity: Anomaly and the Imagination

March 30, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY

Acclaimed photographer Rosamond Purcell has been interested in fantastical imagery from early modern books for much of her career. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Holland's spectacular cabinets of curiosity-- collections of natural and manmade wonders of the world--featured doubles: placing a two-headed kitten next to a double carrot, conjoined twins, or an apple with two heads. Similar anomalies are found across the kingdoms of life. This talk will cover ideas about hybrid beings, the illusion of the monstrous and the fluidity of natural forms.

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7:00 pm

Mortality Mansions, a World Premiere Performance

March 30, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barnard Hall – James Room, Broadway and 117th St., 4th Floor
New York,

Donald Hall, the 2006 U.S. Poet Laureate, and Grammy award-winning musician Herschel Garfein present Mortality Mansions. This song cycle explores themes of love, sexuality, and bereavement in old age. In this world premiere, renowned tenor Michael Slattery and Metropolitan Opera pianist Dimitri Dover will perform the cycle accompanied by reflections on the work by poets, musicians, and scholars. Mortality Mansions was commissioned by Sparks and Wiry Cries, which funds the creation of new art song collaborations between poets and composers.

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