Human Sciences

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 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

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

2017 Apr 06

Mahindra Center Keynote Panel: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Location TBA

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Peter L. Galison
Joseph Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University
Title: What Are Technical Lands?

Caroline A. Jones
Professor, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology… Read more about Mahindra Center Keynote Panel: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art

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

2016 Sep 20

Center for the History of Medicine Lecture: Sabine Hildebrandt

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Countway Library of Medicine, Minot Room, 5th Floor

Title: The Anatomy of Murder: Ethical Transgressions and Anatomical Science during the Third Reich
Sabine Hildebrandt, M.D.: Assistant Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School

2016 Dec 01

DHS Seminar: Ann Stoler

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Science Center 469

Title: "Interior Frontiers' as Political Concept, Diagnostic, and Dispotif"
Ann Stoler, The New School for Social Research, New York

2016 Oct 13

DHS Seminar: Carla Nappi

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Science Center 469

Title: "Fictioning Early Modernity: Storytelling with the History of Science”
Carla Nappi, Department of History, The University of British Columbia

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