History of Biology

2017 Apr 13

Mind, Brain, & Behavior Panel Discussion: What is Mental Illness? A Humanistic, Genetic, & Cognitive Perspective

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

 

How have people thought about mental illness in different cultures, and are there positive aspects associated with it, thinking historically and scientifically? Should we think of mental illness as categorically different or as deviations from the normal healthy state? What measures other than pharmaceutical medicines can be helpful for maintaining positive mental health? Join us as we take a deep dive into the biological, historical and psychological aspects of mental illness.

A panel featuring: Prof. Anne Harrington (History of Science),
Prof. Steve… Read more about Mind, Brain, & Behavior Panel Discussion: What is Mental Illness? A Humanistic, Genetic, & Cognitive Perspective

2017 Feb 22

Mahindra Center Environment Forum: Arctic Ghosts: Ecocruising the Death Spiral

6:00pm

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium S010, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street

arctic ghostsRoy Scranton
Assistant Professor of English, University of Notre Dame
Author of Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization (2015)

The Environment Forum at the Mahindra Center is convened by Robin Kelsey (Dean of Arts and Humanities… Read more about Mahindra Center Environment Forum: Arctic Ghosts: Ecocruising the Death Spiral

2017 Feb 23

Future of Food: Meeting Future Food Needs: The Global Food System Under Climate Change

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Shenggen Fan
Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

Understanding the challenges associated with reliably providing food and nutrition in the context of a growing population and changing climate is integral when considering the global food system. The Future of Food Lecture Series, organized by the Harvard University Center for the Environment, highlights the interactions between agriculture and climate and their consequences for health and stability in an ongoing series of discussions with speakers from government, academia, and… Read more about Future of Food: Meeting Future Food Needs: The Global Food System Under Climate Change

2017 Feb 24

Weatherhead Center Conference: Global Food+ 2017

12:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium (S010)

Global Food+ 2017 is an event open to all that will feature an afternoon of “speed talk” presentations by two dozen top scholars in the Boston area. This event will highlight current research findings at the important nexus between food, agriculture, health, society, and the environment.

The twenty-four presenters include scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, economics, political science, history, sociology, engineering, biology, and environmental sciences. Each will deliver a seven-minute summary of his or her most recent research… Read more about Weatherhead Center Conference: Global Food+ 2017

2017 Feb 22

HMNH Panel Discussion: Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist’s Lens

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge

Panelists

Carrie Lambert-Beattie, Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies and History of Art and Architecture; Director of Graduate Studies, Film and Visual Studies, Harvard University

Christina Seely, Artist and Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Dartmouth College

Ross Virginia, Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science; Director, Institute of Arctic Studies, The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College

Moderated by Edward Morris,… Read more about HMNH Panel Discussion: Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist’s Lens

2016 Sep 29

Science in the News’ SIT’N Listen Returns to Radio Contact!

6:15pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Special Exhibitions, Science Center 251

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Live Podcast from Radio Contact Exhibit

Sponsored by SIT’N Listen & Academic Ventures of Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.    

The oceans cover 70% of our planet, but did you know that less than 5% of the ocean floor has been explored?  In the face of rapid climate change,… Read more about Science in the News’ SIT’N Listen Returns to Radio Contact!

2016 Oct 27

DHS Seminar: Gabriela Soto Laveaga

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Science Center 469

Title: "Experimental Camps, Parallel Development, and Archives: Constructing the Narrative of Scientific Agriculture in 1960s Mexico"
Gabriela Soto Laveaga,
History of Science Department, Harvard University

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