Columbia University History of Science Society

Colloquium at Columbia
March 25, 2009, 10:27 pm
Filed under: Events

“Entwined Unities: Literature and Science”: A Colloquium
with Joan Richardson (CUNY Graduate Center) &
Steven Meyer (Washington Univ. St. Louis)

Thursday April 2, 2009
Hamilton Hall, Room 703
Columbia University
5-7 pm

Joan Richardson and Steven Meyer are two leading figures in the
current multi-disciplinary effort to reconcile the poetic and
scientific imaginations. Come hear them discuss their recent work
and the state of research in the field of science studies and
contemporary neuroscience.

Joan Richardson is the author of the 2-volume biography of Wallace
Stevens and, most recently, of “A Natural History of Pragmatism:
The Fact of Feeling from Jonathan Edwards to Gertrude Stein.”

Steven Meyer is the author of “Irresistible Dictation: Gertrude
Stein and the Correlations of Writing and Science” and is finishing
a book manuscript entitled “Robust Empiricisms: Jamesian Modernism
Between the Disciplines: 1880 to the Present.”

This event is sponsored by the American Studies Program


Open Seminar 25 March 2009
March 20, 2009, 6:23 pm
Filed under: Talks

Introduction to Science Studies II:
Public, Popular, and Pop Science

Wednesday, March 25th
6:20 PM
King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South
2nd Floor Library

On Wednesday, March 25th, Dr. Eric Siegel, Adjunct Assistant Professor in
Museum Studies and Executive VP of Programs and Planning at the New York
Hall of Science, will be participating in a meeting of the Draper Program’s
Intro to Science Studies II: Public, Popular, and Pop Science seminar to
talk about working in science museums, placing science in the museum
context, and the larger role of science museums in the modern world. Any
students interested in these topics are invited to join in. We will meet at
6:20pm in the 2nd floor library in the King Juan Carlos Center. If you plan
to attend and would like more information–such as copies of the week’s
readings–please contact Daniel Thurs (

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