THE SHULMAN LECTURE SERIES IN SCIENCE AND THE HUMANITIES, Spring 2014

The Question of Evidence
5 pm, Room 208

Tuesday, February 11
Peter Dear, Cornell University
"Darwin's Sleepwalkers: Taxonomic Evidence in the Presentation
of Darwin's Species Theory"

Press release

Tuesday, February 25
Ben Kafka, New York University
"The Experience of Evidence (Freud)"

Tuesday, April 8
Hans-Ulrich Gumbrecht, Stanford University
"All That Matters Is Invisible: How Latency Dominates Our Present"

Cancelled

Tuesday, April 22
Peter Galison, Harvard University
"Wastelands and Wilderness: Nuclear Lands"

The annual Shulman Lecture Series provides up to four visiting lectures a year to be organized in conjunction with an undergraduate seminar course taught on a topic bridging science and the humanities. Previous Shulman courses have included

  • The Drama of Science - spring 2007
  • Religion and the Big Bang - spring 2008
  • Darwin and Darwinism - spring 2009
  • Science and Spectacle in the Enlightenment - spring 2010
  • The Evolution of Beauty - spring 2011
  • Music and Human Evolution - spring 2012
  • Freud and Science in the Twenty-First Century: The Nature of Human Nature - spring 2013
  • The Question of Evidence - spring 2014

The Lecture Series is named after Robert Shulman, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and senior research scientist in diagnostic radiology, in recognition of his roles as a Founding Fellow of the Whitney and as an unwavering supporter of the integration of science and the humanities.  

 

 
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