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March 2017

Anke te Heesen – Getting Art and Science Together in the 1970s and 1980s: An Exhibition History

March 28, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Anke te Heesen will be presenting at the Seminar in Cultural History on Tuesday, March 28 from 6 to 7:30 pm, at Bard Graduate Center in New York City. Her talk is entitled "Getting Art and Science Together in the 1970s and 1980s: An Exhibition History."

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Anke te Heesen – Earwitness Thomas Kuhn: The Interview in Historical Research

March 29, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Anke te Heesen will be giving a Brown Bag Lunch presentation on Wednesday, March 29 from 12:15 to 1:15 pm, at Bard Graduate Center in New York City. Her talk is entitled “Earwitness Thomas Kuhn: The Interview in Historical Research.”

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Neil Safier – Where Entangled Empires and Early Modern Science Intertwine: An Iberoamerican Perspective

March 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room C/197, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Arguing that this multi-polar and multi-actor scenario emerged organically from the concerns of Atlantic history, and also moved beyond them in important ways, the talk will highlight several recent examples from the Iberoamerican world, one of the proving grounds of this new approach merging the history of more permeable imperial and colonial spaces with a broader approach to science in what were formerly considered imperial peripheries.

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Noam Andrews – What’s the Matter with Johannes Kepler?

March 30, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Noam Andrews will be giving a Brown Bag Lunch presentation on Thursday, March 30 from 12:15 to 1:15 pm, at Bard Graduate Center in New York City. His talk is entitled “What’s the Matter with Johannes Kepler?"

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Rebecca Lemov – The Shadow of Brainwashing: A Short History of Coercive Interrogation from the Cold War to the War on Terror

March 30, 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia Unviersity
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Rebecca Lemov, Professor of the History of Science at Harvard, will speak on "The Shadow of Brainwashing: A Short History of Coercive Interrogation from the Cold War to the War on Terror." Open exclusively to Columbia affiliates.

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Rosamond Purcell – Double Identity: Anomaly and the Imagination

March 30, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY
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Acclaimed photographer Rosamond Purcell has been interested in fantastical imagery from early modern books for much of her career. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Holland's spectacular cabinets of curiosity-- collections of natural and manmade wonders of the world--featured doubles: placing a two-headed kitten next to a double carrot, conjoined twins, or an apple with two heads. Similar anomalies are found across the kingdoms of life. This talk will cover ideas about hybrid beings, the illusion of the monstrous and the fluidity of natural forms.

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Mortality Mansions, a World Premiere Performance

March 30, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barnard Hall – James Room, Broadway and 117th St., 4th Floor
New York,
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Donald Hall, the 2006 U.S. Poet Laureate, and Grammy award-winning musician Herschel Garfein present Mortality Mansions. This song cycle explores themes of love, sexuality, and bereavement in old age. In this world premiere, renowned tenor Michael Slattery and Metropolitan Opera pianist Dimitri Dover will perform the cycle accompanied by reflections on the work by poets, musicians, and scholars. Mortality Mansions was commissioned by Sparks and Wiry Cries, which funds the creation of new art song collaborations between poets and composers.

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Music and the Body Between Revolutions: Paris, 1789-1848

March 31 - April 1
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia Unviersity
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This interdisciplinary workshop will examine the interaction between music, science, and medicine in Paris, as they were influenced by the reframing of the self in the aftermath of successive revolutionary upheavals. It will bring together scholars from the fields of musicology, performance studies, literature, and the history of science and medicine in order to explore historical and emerging contemporary perspectives on the body.

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‘Moonlight’ Science Lunch Discussion – Columbia University

March 31, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1332 Pupin Hall, New York, NY 10027 United States + Google Map

The Moonlight Lunch will be a different kind of science discussion. Instead of focussing on areas that we are expert in, we'll talk about the most intriguing, puzzling, and exciting pieces of science that we've stumbled across in the preceding days. And we'll find out whether our group brain power can apply itself usefully to elucidate and elaborate on these topics.

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April 2017

Anthony Lechich – Life at the End of Life

April 2, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Low Memorial Library, Columbia University, Low Memorial Library
New York, NY 10027 United States
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On April 2nd, the Research Cluster on Science and Subjectivity will honor Dr. Anthony Lechich in, "Life at the End of Life," a presentation of Columbia's work with Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center

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