Past Event

Nicole Nelson - An Evening of Interspecies Archives

February 22, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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19 University Place (Room 222), New York University, New York

Event Description:

This series pairs invited guests with people working on projects that are still in the early stages of development. Archives Workshop is less a lecture and more of an experimental conversation aimed at talking through questions about archives.

This event's guest speaker is Nicole Nelson whose book Model Behavior: Animal Experiments, Complexity, and the Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders is a fascinating study of an animal behavior genetics laboratory. Katherine McLeod will present after Professor Nelson about her archival work on the connections between the history of ecology, scientific specimen collection, amusement parks, and animal captivity.

Event Speaker:

Nicole C. Nelson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Her research investigates how biomedical scientists think about complexity and uncertainty in their research, particularly in preclinical research with animal models. Her recent book, Model Behavior, is an ethnography of an animal behavior genetics laboratory where researchers studied the genetics of psychiatric disorders using mouse models. She is currently a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, where she is working on a study of the reproducibility crisis in biomedicine.

Event Information:

This event is hosted by New York University's New Radicals Archives Workshop. More details can be found on the event's event webpage