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January 2018

Nadine Burke Harris – The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

January 22, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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A pioneer in the field of medicine, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is a leader in the movement to transform how we respond to early childhood adversity and the resulting toxic stress that dramatically impacts our health and longevity. By exploring the science behind childhood adversity, she offers a new way to understand the adverse events that affect all of us throughout our lifetimes.

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“Swim Team”: A Medical Humanities Film Series

January 29, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The Heyman Center is hosting a film screening of Swim Team, an award winning feature documentary about a New Jersey YMCA based, community swim team made up of kids on the autism spectrum. The film follows three of team’s star athletes, boys on the cusp of adulthood, when government services become scarce. 

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Center for Science and Society Welcome Back Lunch

January 31, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
513 Fayerweather, 1180 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join the Center for Science and Society for an informal lunch-time meet and greet to celebrate the new semester and new year! Chat with students, postdocs and faculty interested in History of Science, Science, Technology and Society studies, and interdisciplinary collaboration between the sciences, humanities, arts and social sciences. Learn more about our growing community and ongoing projects, as well as upcoming events and funding opportunities.

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James Delbourgo – The Origins of Public Museums: Hans Sloane’s Collections and the Creation of the British Museum

January 31, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY
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In 1759 London’s British Museum opened its doors for the first time – the first free national public museum in the world. But how did it come into being? This talk recounts the overlooked yet colorful life of the museum’s founder: Sir Hans Sloane. The little-known life of one of the Enlightenment’s most controversial luminaries provides a new story about the beginnings of public museums through their origins in imperialism and slavery.

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February 2018

Sari Altschuler – The Medical Imagination: Literature and Health in the Early United States

February 5, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
New York, NY 10027 United States
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In this lecture, Sari Altschuler will be talking about her new book on the history of the medical imagination. In reframing the historical relationship between literature and health, The Medical Imagination provides a usable past for our own conversations about the imagination and the humanities in health research and practice today.

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Presidential Scholars Research Symposium

February 12, 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Jerome L. Greene Science Center, 3227 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Our 2016 Presidential Scholars will discuss their cross-disciplinary research and new findings on topics in Society and Neuroscience.

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Ahmed Ragab – ‘House for King and Slave’: Patients and Medical Practice in the Medieval Islamic Hospital

February 26, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This lecture series will explore the enigma of how what we write relates back to the experience of bodies in different stages of health and disease. Our speakers will explore how the medical humanities build on and revise earlier notions of the “medical arts.”

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Lynnette Regouby – Threshold: Generations of Change in Botanical Practice at the end of the Ancien Regime

February 28, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fayerweather Hall, Room 513, 1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This event is part of the New York History of Science Lecture Series and will feature Dr Lynette Regouby.

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March 2018

Evidence and Theory in Neuroscience – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

March 5, 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, 10027 United States
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This seminar, organized by Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, will explore the relationship between theory and evidence in the field of neuroscience. The speakers will provide their perspectives from a wide range of fields and disciplines including neurology, psychiatry, philosophy, and economics.

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Music Theory and Music Cognition: A Conference in Honor of Fred Lerdahl

March 23
Buell Hall, Maison Francaise, Columbia University
New York, NY 10027 United States
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A conference organized in his honor by the Department of Music at Columbia University will present recent work based on and related to the theoretical work of Fred Lerdahl as well as its applicability to various areas of research and musical practice.

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