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April 2017

Ann-Sophie Barwich – Scent Track: What can the History of Olfaction tell us about Theorizing in the Life Sciences?

April 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY
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Perfumery may possibly be the second oldest business in the history of mankind. Olfaction, the sense of smell, has attracted systematic interest in scientific studies only recently, however. The discovery of the olfactory receptor genes by Linda Buck and Richard Axel in 1991 catapulted olfaction into core neurobiological research. Seldom does a discovery represent the birth of an experimental system as markedly as in the case of the olfactory receptors. Olfaction has been a fairly neglected field before, conducted only by a few but dedicated researchers throughout the past centuries.

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May 2017

Sound Studies and Auditory Neuroscience: New Perspectives on Listening | Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

May 1, 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, 10027 United States
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Speakers: Tim Griffiths, Professor of Cognitive Neurology, Newcastle University, UK Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, Professor and Director of the Music Cognition Lab, University of Arkansas Ana Maria Ochoa, Professor of Music, Columbia University Moderator: Nori Jacoby, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University More details coming soon. This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

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“The Engine of Modernity”: Construing Science as the Driving Force of History in the Twentieth Century

May 2 - May 3

This workshop will explore the central role that science came to occupy in thinking about modernity and modernization in the first half of the twentieth century. The workshop examines the emergence of academic disciplines devoted to studying this role – history, philosophy and sociology of science – as well as the rise of policies of science and modernization. It compares ideas and practices in various places around the globe as well as in international organizations such as UNESCO.

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