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March 2017

Neil Safier – Where Entangled Empires and Early Modern Science Intertwine: An Iberoamerican Perspective

March 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room C/197, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Arguing that this multi-polar and multi-actor scenario emerged organically from the concerns of Atlantic history, and also moved beyond them in important ways, the talk will highlight several recent examples from the Iberoamerican world, one of the proving grounds of this new approach merging the history of more permeable imperial and colonial spaces with a broader approach to science in what were formerly considered imperial peripheries.

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Music and the Body Between Revolutions: Paris, 1789-1848

March 31 - April 1
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia Unviersity
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This interdisciplinary workshop will examine the interaction between music, science, and medicine in Paris, as they were influenced by the reframing of the self in the aftermath of successive revolutionary upheavals. It will bring together scholars from the fields of musicology, performance studies, literature, and the history of science and medicine in order to explore historical and emerging contemporary perspectives on the body.

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April 2017

Anthony Lechich – Life at the End of Life

April 2, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Low Memorial Library, Columbia University, Low Memorial Library
New York, NY 10027 United States
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On April 2nd, the Research Cluster on Science and Subjectivity will honor Dr. Anthony Lechich in, "Life at the End of Life," a presentation of Columbia's work with Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center

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The Business of Handloom Fashion: The Future of Sustainable Dyeing and Weaving Workshops in India and Okinawa

April 4, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 918, 420 W 118th St
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The contrasting fate of handloom workshops in India, Okinawa, and China is rooted in cultural and institutional forces such as government policies and the shape of the market. What does the future look like for workshops in India and Okinawa (and, say, embroidery workshops in China)? What are the sociotechnical keys to sustainability and development? Is it technical innovation? Publicly-funded training programs? Collaboration with fashion designer houses? Direct internet marketing? For a weaving workshop—any craft workshop—to be viable, it has to generate enough sales for its products over a sustained period. In this roundtable, we survey the business approaches that work and ponder strategies for sustainable growth into the future.

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Weaving: Cognition, Technology, Culture

April 5 - April 8
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, 10027 United States
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The conference Weaving: Cognition, Technology, Sustainability, to be held April 5-8, 2017 at Columbia University, 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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Reembodied Sound: A Symposium & Festival of Transducer-based Music and Sonic Art

April 7 - April 9
Computer Music Center, Prentis Hall, 632 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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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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The Human Sense of Smell – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

April 13, 4:15 pm - 7:00 pm
The Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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How does our brain make sense of scents and flavors? To explore the human sense of smell in its perceptual, neural, and cultural dimensions, the panel brings together cross-disciplinary perspectives from neuroscience, philosophy, and perfumery.

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Two Cultures Reading Group – CP Snow and the Atomic Bomb

April 13, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fayerweather Hall, Room 513, 1180 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The inaugural meeting of our reading group will take place on April 13 at 5 pm in 513 Fayerweather. We will be discussing "The New Men" (1954), a novel that centers around the British atomic bomb project in the 1940s. Together with "The Masters" it was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1954 but fell out of fashion only a few years later.

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Evidence: An Interdisciplinary Conversation about Knowing and Certainty

April 21 - April 22
Columbia University, 301 Uris Hall
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The conference will bring together academic scholars, public policy makers, non-governmental advocates, and media experts to discuss the state of “evidence” today. Our goal is to examine the use of evidence – from massive data sets to individual case studies – within and across the disciplines.

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Matthew Jones – Big Data and Society

April 21, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Columbia Global Center, Reid Hall, 4 Rue de Chevreuse
Paris, 75006 France
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Roundtable to be announced. This event is sponsored by The Center for Science and Society and École polytechnique. It is part of The Center for Science and Society/École polytechnique Science, Technology, and Society Series.

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