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September 2017

Material and Institutional Aspects of Field and Discipline Formation

September 25 - September 26
Fayerweather Hall, Room 513, 1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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How do fields, disciplines, and larger formations such as “the sciences” or “the humanities” come into being? What roles do objects, institutions, and materialized concepts play in these processes? These are some of the questions addressed by this two-day exploratory workshop on September 25-26, 2017.

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Pierce Salguero – Chanting as Literature: Contemporary Buddhist Medicine

September 25, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia Unviersity
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, healthy and unwell. Our speakers will explore how the medical humanities build on and revise earlier notions of the “medical arts.”

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Anne-Lise François – Explorations in the Medical Humanities: Special Event

September 26, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia Unviersity
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, healthy and unwell. Our speakers will explore how the medical humanities build on and revise earlier notions of the “medical arts.”

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John Tresch – Barnum, Bache, and Poe: American Science and the Antebellum Public

September 27, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fayerweather Hall, Room 513, 1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This talk will explore how the sharp increase of printed matter and an elitist movement to unify knowledge through centralized institutions in the 1840s influenced Barnum, Bach, and Poe, therefore changing the relations of science and public in this early phase of industrialization.

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C. Richard Johnson, Jr. – Weave Maps and Rollmates: Computational Analysis of European Old Master Canvases and Early Chinese Silk Paintings

September 29, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Fayerweather Hall, Room 513, 1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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One way of connecting paintings is to establish that they are painted on two pieces of fabric originally from the same roll. Using Thread Count Automation, and the visualization of the results as weave maps, provides evidence of rollmate pairings from the 15th - 19th centuries and may be applied to silk paintings from the 12th – 13th centuries as well.

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October 2017

Céline Frigau Manning – Silencing the Body: Hypnosis, Music, and Pain in the 19th C.

October 2, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia Unviersity
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, healthy and unwell. Our speakers will explore how the medical humanities build on and revise earlier notions of the “medical arts.”

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From the Faculty Lounge: Why Do We Do That? Decision-Making and Natural Selection

October 3, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sulzberger Parlor, 3009 Broadway, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Returning this fall, From the Faculty Lounge continues to bring together some of Barnard’s most notable professors, authors, and experts for enlightening discussions. Joshua New, assistant professor of psychology, and Homa Zarghamee, assistant professor of economics, discuss how human behavior can reflect both explicit decision-making processes and implicit biases shaped by natural selection.

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Paul Krugman – Does Equality have a Future in America?

October 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vagelos Education Center, 104 Haven Avenue
New York, NY 10032 United States
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This event is the 10th Annual Isidore I. Benrubi Lecture in the History and Ethics of Public Health, and features a Keynote lecture by Paul Krugman, Economist and Columnist for The New York Times.

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Stephanie Barral – Banking on Nature: The Market as a New Feature of Environmental Policies

October 5, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fayerweather Hall, Room 513, 1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Oct 5. Conservation banks, like carbon offsets, are a new form of economic exchange promoted and facilitated by governments as a means to achieve environmental sustainability for endangered species. The expansion of these banks reflects a new relationship between environmental sciences, markets, financial instruments and public regulations, but questions remain about their benefits and efficacy.

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Michael Barany – Invidious Comparisons: International politics, the Fields Medal, and the past, present, and future of mathematics, 1936-1966

October 11, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fayerweather Hall, Room 513, 1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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First presented in 1936, the Fields Medal quickly became one of mathematicians' most prestigious, famous, and in some cases notorious prizes. Because its deliberations are confidential, we know very little about the early Fields Medals. This talk will analyze newly discovered letters from the 1950 and 1958 Fields Medal committees.

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