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Weaving: Cognition, Technology, Culture

April 5, 2017 - April 8, 2017
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States

The conference Weaving: Cognition, Technology, Culture will raise questions about the economic, social, and cultural significance of weaving, but also broader issues about craft as cognition, cognitive change over time, innovation in craft and the role of “traditional” crafts in the modern era. It will consider the preservation of craft practices and their cultures, as well as issues concerning individual autonomy, sustainability, and dignity in craft-making. The program brings together scholars from history, economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology and cognitive sciences, experts in textile and craft, textile entrepreneurs, artisans, and artists.

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The Fourth Harriet Zuckerman Conference at the Mellon Biennial

April 6, 2017 - April 7, 2017
Jerome Greene Annex Room #107, Columbia University, 410 West 117th Street
New York, NY United States

INCITE's Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellows Program is pleased to announce its Fourth Harriet Zuckerman Conference at the 2017 Mellon Biennial. This conference will take place on April 6 and 7 at the Columbia Law School. Reflecting the intellectual diversity and interdisciplinarity of our Mellon Program, the conference is not about one theme but about several important intellectual, disciplinary, and concrete issues that engage disciplines across the humanities and social sciences, as demonstrated in the panels. Kaiama Glover, Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies at Barnard College, will deliver the keynote address.

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Reembodied Sound: A Symposium & Festival of Transducer-based Music and Sonic Art

April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Computer Music Center, Columbia University, 632 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States

Reembodied Sound is an interdisciplinary symposium focusing on the increasing use of transducers in music and sonic art, a subject which has received scant attention as a unified practice.

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Maria Sibylla Merian Conference

April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017

The aim of the conference is to bring together new research and projects relating to Maria Sibylla Merian. With her life and work as a focal point this conference will also explore topics that relate to Merian from a broader perspective, such as the religious context of her work, early modern book production, Merian’s social network, Surinam as a colony, and entomological research.

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