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8:30 am

Ethical Tangles in Neurodegenerative Disease Research: Targeting Participants at Genetic Risk

April 3, 2017, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Neurological Institute Alumni Auditorium, Columbia University, 710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032 United States

This April 2017 conference will explore how neurodegenerative disorders are dramatic public health problems that will increase with aging of the population.

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6:00 pm

Dagmar Schäfer – Dynastic Knowledge and the Knowledge of Dynasties: Politics and the History of Scientific Change in China

April 3, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Schermerhorn Hall Room #612, Columbia University, 1190 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States

From philology to agriculture and mining, the history of changing technologies and sciences in China is told alongside political events. Clearly intellectual, material culture trends, social and political rule are intricately linked. but in this lecture I want to discuss if and in which cases socio-political rupture and changes in ways of knowing (the ways in which people know, how they study and produce knowledge) were actually correlated and in which way historiography (past and present) contributes to such views. I exemplify on the Yuan-Ming (14 c) and Ming-Qing (17 c) transitions and the field of sericulture: the worm, the fibre and the fabric to illustrate when where and how representation and reasoning varied.

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