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Presentations in the Cultures and Knowledge Workshop Series range across historical and disciplinary boundaries, and provide a major component of SIFK's inquiry into the process of knowledge formation and transmittal from antiquity to the present day. SIFK faculty, postdocs, fellows and guests present research-in-progress for real-time feedback from a broadly cross-disciplinary community of scholars. Presentations take the form of a 45-minute presentation followed by a lively 25 minute discussion, and are open to all members of the University of Chicago community.

Noon-1:20 PM via Zoom

Please see the events calendar https://sifk.uchicago.edu/events/category/15/Workshops/ to register. 

Monday, November 1

Of Types and Trees: Evolutionary Thought, Ancient DNA and Research on the Human Past

Hannah Moots 

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Monday, November 15

The Dog Years: A History of Beagle Science

Brad Bolman

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Monday, November 29

Fact Culture: Polling and the Politics of Objectivity

Tal Arbel

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SIFK Faculty Tom Ginsburg and Power to the People: Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism

October 08, 2021

Watch Harvard Law You-Tube Video of panel discussion including Tom Ginsburg
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SIFK Cultures and Knowledge Workshop Series

October 08, 2021

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Lars Peter Hansen says central banks lack tools fight climate change

October 06, 2021

Nobel Laureate, economist and SIFK Faculty Lars Peter Hansen describes climate-focused stress tests as "a superficial attempt to address a very challenging problem"
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Haun Saussy in Conversation with Grammy Award Winning Third Coast Director David Skidmore at Chicago Humanities Festival

October 05, 2021

Haun Saussy on Archetypes, a film which captures Third Coast performing the entire album in-studio
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Rochona Majumdar Art Cinema and India’s Forgotten Futures Book Salon

October 04, 2021

Join a 3CT salon Nov 1 to celebrate the publication of SIFK Faculty Rochona Majumdar’s new book, Art Cinema and India’s Forgotten Futures: Film and History in the Postcolony
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How the Renaissance Challenged the Church and Influenced the Reformation

October 01, 2021

SIFK Faculty Ada Palmer shares how the Humanism movement broadened the palette of ideas people were thinking about during the Renaissance on the History Channel
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2022-24 Research Theme: Knowledge in Diaspora

October 01, 2021

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The power and politics of fetal imagery

October 01, 2021

SIFK Faculty Brian Callendar and Former Postdoc Margaret Carlyle explore the history of the image of the fetus and current implications on politics, policy and culture in The Lancet
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Institute Faculty Arnold Davidson featured in France Chicago Collection

September 28, 2021

France Chicago Collection
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17 Major sci-fi and fantasy books arriving in fall 2021

September 27, 2021

Open a book and brand new world. Institute Faculty Ada Palmer's Perhaps the Stars makes the top list of new sci-fi books.
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Dogs for Life: Beagles, Drugs, and Capital in the Twentieth Century

September 27, 2021

Brad Bolman tracks the transformation of beagle dogs from a common breed in mid-twentieth century American laboratories to the de jure standard in global toxicological research by the turn of the 21st
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The Serendipity of Llama Biocapital

September 27, 2021

Institute Postdoc Brad Bolman explores the fascinating history of llamas and camels in contemporary biotechnology
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Antisocial Dentistry

September 24, 2021

Brad Bolman explores the history of dentistry