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January 2018

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 Common Room, Columbia University, 74 Morningside Drive
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, Columbia University, 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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Leticia Fernández-Fontecha – Hysteria from the Archives

February 19, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Heyman Center Common Room, Columbia University, 74 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join us on February 19, 2018 for a coffee hour, poetry reading and discussion of Hysteria from the Archives, a collection of poems written out of late 19th century sources on hysteria.

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Science! The Musical

February 23, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10.00 - $15.00

"Science! The Musical" is a new musical about life in the lab written by Presidental Scholar in Society and Neuroscience scholar Andrew Goldman and directed by Jenna Hoffman. Follow the story of Janice, a first-year Ph.D. student, who has just had her first paper accepted to an academic conference. The only problem is, she hasn't written the paper yet! In the few short weeks before the conference, Janice must learn to do interdisciplinary science. Will she publish, or will she perish!? Andrew Goldman…

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Science! The Musical

February 24, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$10.00 - $15.00

"Science! The Musical" is a new musical about life in the lab written by Presidental Scholar in Society and Neuroscience scholar Andrew Goldman and directed by Jenna Hoffman. Follow the story of Janice, a first-year Ph.D. student, who has just had her first paper accepted to an academic conference. The only problem is, she hasn't written the paper yet! In the few short weeks before the conference, Janice must learn to do interdisciplinary science. Will she publish, or will she perish!? Andrew Goldman…

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Science! The Musical

February 24, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$10.00 - $15.00

"Science! The Musical" is a new musical about life in the lab written by Presidental Scholar in Society and Neuroscience scholar Andrew Goldman and directed by Jenna Hoffman. Follow the story of Janice, a first-year Ph.D. student, who has just had her first paper accepted to an academic conference. The only problem is, she hasn't written the paper yet! In the few short weeks before the conference, Janice must learn to do interdisciplinary science. Will she publish, or will she perish!? Andrew Goldman…

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Science! The Musical

February 25, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$10.00 - $15.00

"Science! The Musical" is a new musical about life in the lab written by Presidental Scholar in Society and Neuroscience scholar Andrew Goldman and directed by Jenna Hoffman. Follow the story of Janice, a first-year Ph.D. student, who has just had her first paper accepted to an academic conference. The only problem is, she hasn't written the paper yet! In the few short weeks before the conference, Janice must learn to do interdisciplinary science. Will she publish, or will she perish!? Andrew Goldman…

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Science! The Musical

February 25, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$10.00 - $15.00

"Science! The Musical" is a new musical about life in the lab written by Presidental Scholar in Society and Neuroscience scholar Andrew Goldman and directed by Jenna Hoffman. Follow the story of Janice, a first-year Ph.D. student, who has just had her first paper accepted to an academic conference. The only problem is, she hasn't written the paper yet! In the few short weeks before the conference, Janice must learn to do interdisciplinary science. Will she publish, or will she perish!? Andrew Goldman…

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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 Common Room, Columbia University, 74 Morningside Drive
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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