2021 Seed Grants

Recipients

Description

  • 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.

Recipients

Description

  • 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. 

Recipients

  • Karuna Vikram (Undergraduate Student; History)
  • Sajjad Zafar (Undergraduate Student; Computer Science and Economics)

Description

  • 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. 

Recipients

Description

  • 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 202