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April 2018

Christine Goettler – Mount Potosí in Antwerp, 1635: Colonial Imagination and the Power of the Ephemeral

April 24, 10:00 am - April 25, 12:00 pm
Fayerweather Hall, 1180 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join the Making and Knowing Project as they welcome Christine Goettler on April 24 for a lecture on colonial imagination and the power of the ephemeral in 17th century Antwerp. On April 25, she will discuss her Materialized Identities project, and answer any student research questions and problems.

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Imaging Techniques and the Technical Study of Drawings

April 25, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm
The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY United States
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Organized by the Morgan Drawing Institute and the Thaw Conservation Center at the Morgan, this symposium will provide a brief overview of the imaging techniques that can be used to study works on paper, followed by a series of case studies that demonstrate how technical study has led to art historical discoveries.

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Climate Change: How We Know – Taste of Science Festival

April 26, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ryan’s Daughter,  350 East 85th Street
New York, NY 10028 United States
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Speakers will explain the models, satellites, marine robots, and millennia worth of soil, ice and tree ring samples that are illuminating our dangerous path ahead — and that helped win the United Nations' climate science program a Nobel Peace Prize.

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Science Salon for Puerto Rico – Taste of Science Festival

April 26, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cantina Royal, 58 North 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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500 Women Scientists is partnering with taste of science for the 2018 festival by hosting a Science Salon. Science is integral to sustaining a healthy planet and thriving communities. Find out how, as our three speakers explore the connection between their scientific research and issues of climate change, resiliency, and environmental sustainability.

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Japan Study Day

April 27, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458 United States
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This special Study Day celebrates Japanese arts and sciences in the field of natural history and garden design, featuring an international team of experts.

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May 2018

Distant Listening/Digital Musicology: music21 and Compositional Similarity in the Late Middle Ages

May 1, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Heyman Center Common Room, Columbia University, 74 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This panel examines originalities in musical cultures from the fourteenth through eighteenth centuries, while turning a critical eye from the dawn of the digital age toward scholarly creations of musical pasts.

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Paola Bertucci – Artisanal Enlightenment: Science and the Mechanical Arts in Early Modern France

May 1, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Room #5114, 365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Yale University Professor Paola Bertucci will discuss her recent book, "Artisanal Enlightenment: Science and the Mechanical Arts in Early Modern France." Her work places mechanical arts and the world of making at the heart of the Enlightenment, providing a groundbreaking perspective about the period.

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Megan Vaughan – Conceptualizing Metabolic Disorder in Southern Africa: Biology, History, and Global Health

May 3, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This paper examines how the concept of ‘metabolic disorder’ or ‘metabolic syndrome’ has been applied to the collection of global health metrics on ‘noncommunicable’ disease in Malawi. It argues that though the contemporary science of metabolism points to complexity and contingency, its application in this context has led to a narrowing in understanding of the drivers of epidemiological change.

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What Can Neuroscience Contribute to Economics? – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

May 7, 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The speaker and respondents will discuss the best uses of neuroscience in economics research and how they can be further refined and improved. Furthermore, the participants will consider what the future holds for our understanding of the human mind and the implications for economics and the decision sciences.

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Making and Knowing Project Offers “Coloring Textiles with Bugs” Public Workshop

May 12, 10:00 am - May 13, 5:00 pm
Genspace, 140 32nd Street, #Suite 108
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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The Making and Knowing Project is partnering with Genspace to offer a public workshop to teach history and the science of coloring textiles with organisms using historical techniques and new scientific developments. Combine your printed microbial designs with your hand-dyed cochineal textiles to create decorative art.

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