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September 2016

Symposium – The Materiality of Scientific Knowledge: Image–Text–Book

September 30, 2016, 5:30 pm - October 1, 2016, 5:00 pm
Van Pelt Library of the University of Pennsylvania, 3420 Walnut Street, Room 302
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Throughout the long history of scientific investigation, knowledge was formulated, shared, legitimated, and disseminated in manuscript and printed text, as well as in paintings, drawings, and engravings. These material factors —the conditions of writing, printing, and image making —underwrite the exchange and dissemination of scientific knowledge from classical antiquity to the nineteenth century. This cross-disciplinary symposium will investigate the myriad, often contradictory, vocabularies we use to analyze images and text in scientific writing. Its goal is to promote more fruitful…

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October 2016

Nancy Tomes – From Black Plague to Zika: the Continuing Challenge of Epidemics and Our Efforts to Combat Them

October 18, 2016, 12:00 pm
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Medical Sciences Building, room B-610, 185 South Orange Avenue
Newark , NJ 07103 United States
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Join Nancy Tomes, PhD, Distinguished Professor of History, Stony Brook University, and author of The Gospel of Germs for the Thirteenth annual Weisse Lecture on the History of Medicine. A complimentary luncheon will be served to attendees following the lecture. About the Speaker Nancy Tome's research interests have ranged widely over the past four decades, but almost all her work has focused on the intersection between expert knowledge and popular understandings of the body and disease. Those interests are reflected in her publications: A Generous Confidence:…

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Rutgers University – Aesthetics and the Life Sciences Symposium

October 21, 2016
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, 71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
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This public symposium will bring together scientists, performance and visual artists, educators, historians, and anthropologists to share their perspectives on the powerful intersection between the arts and the life sciences. Life Science and Art are deeply intertwined. In the late Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci studied human anatomy producing exquisite anatomical drawings alongside his designs for flying machines. In 1859, Darwin famously referenced the evolution of “endless forms most beautiful.” And from the turn of the 20th century to the present,…

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Ligo Project – Science (as) Culture: The Microbiome – We are Cultured

October 25, 2016, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Commons Cafe, 388 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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The Microbiome - redefining the biology and culture of what it means be human - Part one of a three part series 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…

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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 Commons Cafe, 388 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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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
Columbia Global Center, Reid Hall, 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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