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April 2018

The River Ganga: India’s Iconic Water Machine

April 20, 9:00 am - April 22, 5:00 pm
American Center, 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi, India
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Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai and the American Center, invite you to the exhibition ‘The River Ganga: India’s Iconic Water Machine,’ researched and designed by Dr. Anthony Acciavatti from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University. By combining techniques from the arts and sciences, Acciavatti has created the first comprehensive visual profile of the Ganga River Basin in 50 years.

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New Approaches to Preindustrial Technology: Bodies, Minds, and Machines

April 20, 2:00 pm - April 21, 5:30 pm
Luce Hall, Room 203, Yale University, 34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511 United States
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An international workshop organized by Paula Bertucci with the support of the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, the Program in the History of Science and Medicine, the Department of History, and the Humanities Program at Yale University will take place on April 20-21, 2018.

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Waters of NYC – Taste of Science Festival

April 21, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fifth Hammer, Fifth Hammer 10-28 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States
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But what's really in our drinking water and how does it affect our bodies? Explore these questions and more with Dr. Sasan Rabieh of NYU's Department of Biomaterials.

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Science and Transformation in Jewish Culture

April 22, 1:30 pm - April 23, 6:30 pm
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States

During this two-day colloquium, scholars from around the world will join our fellows to explore the ways that science and Judaism have long been mutual catalysts of change, exploration, and self-reflection.

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Cons and Scams: Their Place in American Culture Conference

April 23, 1:00 pm - April 24, 4:00 pm
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Cons and con men have long been present in American culture and are often represented as romantic figures. This symposium will explore cons and scams in their many guises and what makes us vulnerable to them, with particular attention to the current political scene in the US.

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Roger Matthew Grant – The Musical Origins of Contemporary Affect Theory

April 23, 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.” At stake are the problems of representation and the interpretation of cultural products from the past and present through medical models.

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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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Neuroscience in Action: A Conversation About Early Life Trauma and the Brain

April 24, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research Davis Auditorium, Columbia University, 530 West 120th Street, 4th Fl
New York, NY 10027 United States
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In collaboration with Trauma-Free NYC, this talk takes a closer look at how exposure to psychosocial adversity relates to children's behavioral and neurobiological development. This is the second event in the 2018 Speaker Series.

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Dániel Margócsy – Annual Celebration of the Library

April 24, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY
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How was Vesalius' Fabrica read across the ages? This talk analyzes how, in the past five hundred years, copies the Fabrica travelled across the globe, and how readers studied, annotated and critiqued its contents from 1543 to 2017. Dániel Margócsy will discuss the book’s complex reception history and show how physicians, artists, theologians and collectors filled its pages with copious annotations. He will also offer an interpretation of how this atlas of anatomy became one of the most coveted rare books for collectors in the 21st century.

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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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