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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
Monday, November 15
The Dog Years: A History of Beagle Science
Monday, November 29
Fact Culture: Polling and the Politics of Objectivity
2022-24 Research Theme: Knowledge in Diaspora
October 01, 2021
The power and politics of fetal imagery
October 01, 2021SIFK 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
Dogs for Life: Beagles, Drugs, and Capital in the Twentieth Century
September 27, 2021Brad 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
Our Summer Reading List
July 27, 2021We asked the SIFK family for some of their favorite books ranging from nonfiction to fantasy, and we compiled a list of intellectually stimulating books to spice up your summer!
A 1990s Mural At The 18th Street Station Will Be Restored By A Pilsen Artist
May 12, 2021SIFK Faculty and Professor of Art History, Dr. Claudia Brittenham, shares her knowledge of Mesoamerican murals in a WBEZ article.
Helping Hands: Uncovering an Eighteenth-century Midwifery Manual
May 28, 2020Margaret Carlyle writes on an 18th Century midwifery manual for McGill University's Osler Library of the History of Medicine
Famine Is a Choice
May 11, 2020SIFK Postdoctoral Fellow Yan Slobodkin writes for Slate: "One billion people are now food-insecure. But starvation is not an inevitability."
SIFK Fellow Wins Modernist Studies Association Prize for an Edition, Anthology, or Essay Collection
October 22, 2019Postdoctoral Fellow Isaiah Lorado Wilner won the Modernist Studies Association Prize with his book "Indigenous Visions" earlier this month.
‘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 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
New Members Join SIFK Faculty and External Faculty Group
January 10, 2018
Wu Hung honored for helping create field of contemporary Chinese art history
November 09, 2017Congratulations to Professor Wu Hung for being named the College Art Association's 2018 Distinguished Scholar.
In Stevanovich Institute lecture, Jared Diamond examines evolution of religion
June 05, 2017Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses research, ‘curious beliefs’ of humans