History of Social Sciences

2017 Oct 19

Harvard Environmental History Working Group

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE), 26 Oxford St., 4th Floor

Speaker: Daniel Zizzamia
(Ziff Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment & Department of History)
Title: Beneath the Frontier: Fossils, Coal and Remaking the American West, 1800-1920

 

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....

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2017 Apr 24

Coolidge Corner Cinema Science on Screen Series: Hidden Figures

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

290 Harvard Street, Brookline MA

Scene from Hidden Figures

Nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture, Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African American women working at NASA, who served as the brains...

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2017 Mar 27

Piltdown Man, the Missing Link: Exposing the Motives and Methods behind a 100-Year-Old Hoax

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

deanRace, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

Christopher Dean, Emeritus Professor of Anatomy, Division of Biosciences and Professorial Research Associate, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London

In 1912, British paleontologist Arthur Smith Woodward and amateur antiquarian...

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