How did the Fetal Ultrasound Become Such an Iconic Image?
March 06, 2019Margaret Carlyle and Brian Callender discuss the evolution of the image of the fetus. This blog is based off of their current exhibit on display in the Regenstein Library Special Collections.
‘You,’ ‘Us,’ and ‘Them’: Glass and Procedural Knowledge in Cuneiform Cultures
December 14, 2018Eduardo Escobar's latest piece on glass and procedural knowledge in Cuneiform Cultures
What can comic books do for the medical profession?
June 19, 2018UChicago physician Brian Callender explains "graphic medicine."
What can we learn about the history of alchemy from a Twitter feed?
April 27, 2018SIFK postdoctoral fellow Eduardo A. Escobar shares his experience teaching the history of alchemy for his spring course titled “Secrecy and Science” (KNOW 27005).
Why Are We Surprised When Buddhists Are Violent?
March 05, 2018
What Can Marvel’s Black Panther Tell Viewers about Science and Technology in Africa?
February 21, 2018Damien Droney, SIFK Postdoctoral Scholar focused on the politics of science, technology, and medicine in postcolonial Africa, discusses Marvel's newly-released Black Panther movie.
The Romans, just wars, and exceptionalism
September 28, 2017
Are my microbes making me fat?
September 25, 2017
September 20, 2017In a world of "fake news," Whitney Cox analyzes truth according to the two South Asian languages with the longest classical pedigrees, Tamil and Sanskrit.
Babylonian Knowledge and the Challenge of History
September 08, 2017Eduardo Escobar, SIFK Postdoctoral Researcher, discusses the opposition of Babylonian and Greek mathematics in current news, and why presentism is wrong.