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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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This seminar features leading scholars from auditory neuroscience, sound studies, and music cognition discussing scientific and humanistic perspectives on the role of acoustic conditions and cultural exposure on the formation of the sense of hearing itself.

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

May 2 - May 3
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia Unviersity
New York, NY 10027 United States
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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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Scholars Working Group on Women and Gender in Jewish History – Jordan Katz “‘Doz bukh iz mir lieb zehr’: The Manuscript of an Eighteenth-Century Dutch Jewish Midwife”

May 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th Street
New York, NY United States
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Jordan Katz (Columbia University) will present her paper, “‘Doz bukh iz mir lieb zehr’: The Manuscript of an Eighteenth-Century Dutch Jewish Midwife.” Professor Martha Howell (Columbia University) will respond.

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Art & Science in Archaeological Illustration Exhibit and Reception

May 9, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
963 Schermerhorn Extension, 1200 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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An exhibition and reception celebrating art and science in archaeological illustration will be held next Tuesday, May 11, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Contributors include Augusta Chapman, Lauren Conway, Kristine Dunn, Yisel Garcia, Jiayan Lu, Eileen Townsend, and Alaina Wibberly. Free and open to the public.

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Margaret Humphreys – African Americans in Civil War Medicine

May 10, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library, 701 West 168th St, Hammer Health Sciences Building
New York, 10032 United States
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You are cordially invited to attend a lecture by the distinguished historian and professor Dr. Margaret Humphreys titled “African Americans in Civil War Medicine”. Many histories have been written about medical care during the Civil War, but the participation and contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons, and hospital workers has often been overlooked. The event will be held on May 10, 2017 at 5:30 PM at the Knowledge Center of the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences located at 701 West 168 Street (Fort Washington Avenue) on the Columbia University Medical Center campus.

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The Two Cultures Reading Group – C.P. Snow and Scientific Fraud

May 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The second meeting of the reading group will take place on May 11 at 4 pm in 513 Fayerweather. We will be discussing "The Affair" (1960), a novel that centers around a case of scientific fraud. Newcomers are most welcome!

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Sound & Sense in Britain, 1770-1840

May 12 - May 13
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia Unviersity
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Understandings of the senses underwent a radical reimagining toward the last few decades of the eighteenth century in Britain, a shift evident in the domains of philosophy, physiology, politics, and the arts. Sound played a pivotal role in many of these engagements with post-Lockean empiricism, as vibration and sympathy became widespread metaphors for mental activity, shared sentiments, and aesthetic experiences. This interdisciplinary conference brings together musicologists, literary scholars, and historians under the framework of sound studies to consider the changing understandings…

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June 2017

R. Alta Charo – CRISPR Critters and Emended Mankind

June 12, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032 United States
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R. Alta Charo will discuss "CRISPR Critters and Emended Mankind." This event is part of the Seminar on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics series. Free and open to the public.

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Maya Sabatello – Children in the Genomic Era: Issues Beyond the Clinical Setting

June 22, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children’s Hospital of New York, Tower 103 Conference Room, 1st Floor 3959 Broadway
New York, NY United States
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Maya Sabatello, Assistant Professor of Clinical Bioethics, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, discusses Children in the Genomic Era: Issues Beyond the Clinical Setting.

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Moral Institutions, Genetics, and the Behavioral Sciences

June 27, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, 10027 United States
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Moral Institutions, Genetics, and the Behavioral Sciences will take place on June 27, 2017 at Columbia University. Free and open to the public, registration required. Please email kct2121@columbia.edu to register.

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