2021 Seed Grants
- This project explores the changing relationship between architectural archives and current architectural and urban research.
- Given the biases and inequalities in archives, the project will consider the experience and struggles of archival labor across disciplines.
- A graduate student reading group will plan a series of open workshops and a final symposium. Students and scholars will prepare photo-essays to be shared publically online.
- A new podcast highlighting the historical roots and contemporary developments of scientific practice in Africa, a continent often overlooked in scientific discourse.
- Over 12 episodes, the podcast will feature interviews with historians of African science as well as African science pracitioners.
- Each podcast will be shared along with key texts, transcriptions, and other media to enhance accessibility for users.
- Karuna Vikram (Undergraduate Student; History)
- Sajjad Zafar (Undergraduate Student; Computer Science and Economics)
- The project examines how historical memory and public trust shape the knowledge and politics of vaccines in India and Pakistan
- The project will study both the 20th-century vaccine discourses around polio and the current COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
- Primary sources, interviews, data, and findings will be shared via a website specifically aimed at students.
- Joel van de Sande (Graduate Student; Anthropology)
- Jian Ming Chris Chang (Postdoctoral Mellon Fellow; Department of History)
- Ardeta Gjikola (Postdoctoral Mellon Fellow; Department of History)
- Fernando Montero (Postdoctoral Mellon Fellow; Department of Anthropology)
- A reading group investigating how the inaccessibility of records, data, and information impact public and scholarly knowledge.
- PhD students and recent graduates from New York City universities will be invited to participate.
- Regular meetings will culminate with a public symposium in Spring 2022.