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 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

Recording Coming Soon


Monday, November 29

Fact Culture: Polling and the Politics of Objectivity

Tal Arbel

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In the Media

Tocqueville’s America Revisited, Part 1

October 14, 2016


“What do you know?”: A Course Work Feature on KNOW 40200 in the University of Chicago Magazine

July 05, 2016

Classicist Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer and microbiome expert Jack Gilbert question scientific knowledge.

Jennifer Pitts on Empires, Barbarians, and the Law of Nations

April 20, 2016

Jennifer Pitts will deliver the 2016 Nicholson Faculty Lecture on Thursday, May 5th at 4:30 PM in Classics 110. A reception will follow.
In the Media

Brilliant 10: Jack Gilbert Changes the World One Microbe at a Time

September 23, 2015

In the pursuit of research that impacts the way we manage the planet, Jack Gilbert’s projects tackle problems as diverse as water treatment, crop productivity, and human disease.