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October 2016

Medical History Society of New Jersey – Fall Meeting

October 26, 2016, 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ United States
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Join the Medical History Society of New Jersey for its fall meeting. The meeting will highlight four papers on: 250 years of the Medical Society of New Jersey, 1766 TO 2016 (Lawrence Downs, Esq., CEO Medical Society of New Jersey) How "America's Doctor," got fired  (Peter Carmel, M.D., AMA Past President, 2011–2012) The polio epidemic in Newark, 1916 (Sandra Moss, M.D., MHSNJ Program Committee Co-Chair) Whitewash--the Sloan-Kettering's cancer experiments at the Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital, 1964 (Lisa Goldman, Esq., Doctor…

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Maggie Jackson – Mind in the Making: Reflection and the Artisanal in the Material World

October 27, 2016, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Author Maggie Jackson will be giving a Brown Bag Lunch presentation on Thursday, October 27 from 12 to 1:30 pm as a part of Bard Graduate Center's Seminar Series. The mission of Bard Graduate Center is to be the leading institute for the study of decorative arts, design history, and material culture through graduate training, exhibitions, and research. About the talk: How do the worlds of reflection and workmanship—two human endeavors rarely, if ever, considered together—intersect, align, and collide? In this…

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November 2016

Ligo Project – Science (as) Culture: The Microbiome – Microbiome in the City (Part 2)

November 2, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Microbiome - redefining the biology and culture of what it means be human Are we alone? Depends who you ask! We all have over 100 trillion microbes living in and on our body, so we’re never really alone. The microbiome, which represents the population of all the microbes - bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses - that live on and inside the human body, is important in human health and disease. New discoveries about the microbiome are revolutionizing how we…

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History of Science Society 2016 Annual Meeting

November 3, 2016 - November 6, 2016

The 2016 HSS Annual Meeting will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 3 - 6, 2016. Please save the date. Registration for the 2016 HSS Meeting will open July 1, 2016. See History of Science Society website for more details.

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Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture – Sir James Fraser Stoddart

November 10, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this free lecture 2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Sir James Fraser Stoddart will describe how the culture of science and the culture of art seamlessly nourish each other.

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Science, Technology, and Society Discussion Series – Racism and Public Health

November 14, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Reid Hall, Columbia University, 4 Rue de Chevreuse
Paris, 75006 France
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Samuel Kelton Roberts, Professor of History and of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University : "An Historiographical note on People of Color, Drug Politics and Research, & a Harm Reduction Perspective"

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18th International Conference on Grey Literature: Leveraging Diversity in Grey Literature

November 28, 2016 - November 29, 2016
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY
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$100 - $595

The 18th International Conference on Grey Literature is a two-day conference on grey literature focusing on diversity as an effective way for information professionals to work together to innovate and create change. Diversity enhances creativity and encourages the search for new information and nuanced perspectives, leading to better decision-making and problem solving. Lunch will be provided. The intended audience for this conference is librarians, researchers, policy-makers, and publishers. Please visit the conference's website for more details. Conference topics include: Effectiveness…

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December 2016

Ligo Project – Science (as) Culture: Microbiome – The 1000-year view and how to get there (Part 3)

December 7, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Microbiome – redefining the biology and culture of what it means be human Are we alone? Depends who you ask! We all have over 100 trillion microbes living in and on our body, so we’re never really alone. The microbiome, which represents the population of all the microbes – bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses – that live on and inside the human body, is important in human health and disease. New discoveries about the microbiome are revolutionizing how we…

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February 2017

Understanding Material Loss Across Time and Space

February 16, 2017 - February 18, 2017
University of Birmingham United Kingdom + Google Map

Speculative and exploratory in nature, Understanding Material Loss asserts that in a period marked by ecological destruction, but also economic austerity, large scale migration and increasing resource scarcity, it is important that historians work to better understand the ways in which humans have responded to material loss in the past and how such responses have shaped change. Understanding Material Loss asks: how have humans historically responded to material loss and how has this shaped historical processes? The conference will bring together a range of scholars in an effort more to begin to explore and frame a problem, than provide definitive answers.

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Critical Histories, Activist Futures: Science, Medicine, and Racial Violence Conference

February 24, 2017 - February 25, 2017
Yale University New Haven, CT United States + Google Map

The History, Science, and Justice Collective at Yale University is pleased to announce the “Critical Histories, Activist Futures: Science, Medicine, and Racial Violence” conference that will take place on February 24 and 25, 2017. Please learn more about the conference, explore the program and find tips for getting to Yale University on the conference website.

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