Past Events: Academic Year 2008 - 2009
The Anthropology of Science and Technology
Stefan Helmreich, Associate Professor of Anthropology, MIT
March 17, 2009 - 4:00pm
Heather Paxson, Associate Professor of Anthropology, MIT
March 10, 2009 - 4:30pm
"What's New in Evolution?"
"Evolution and Religion"
Sponsored by The Humanities/Science Project:
The Committee on Science and Technology Studies and the Cogut Center for the Humanities
Additional events co-sponsored by COSTS:
The Food and Climate Change Series, presented by the Brown Sustainable Food Initiative:
November 13, 2008
"Just Food Nation: A New Deal for Food and Agriculture"
Christopher Cook, author of Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis
7:00 - 8:30pm
89 Waterman Street, Psychology Building
November 24, 2008
The Brown Sustainable Food Initiative presents the second half of the Food and Climate Change Series: A Lecture by Anna Lappé. Lappé is a bestselling author known for her research and writing on food politics, globalization, and social change. Her first book, Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet (2002), co-authored with her mother Frances Moore Lappé, describes social movements to end hunger throughout the developing world. Her second book, Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, promotes the value of eating sustainable food and serves as a practical guide for its preparation. A Brown graduate, Ms. Lappé is currently working on her third book, Eat the Sky, which is due out in 2010 and will focus on the connection between food and climate change.
Co-sponsored by The Office of the President, The Dean of the College, The Center for Environmental Studies, The Committee on Science and Technology Studies, The Vice President for Campus Life, and Brown Dining Services
George Berkeley's "New Theory of Vision": 300 Years Later
A series of interdisciplinary lectures
Lectures: To be held at 4:00pm at Brown University
October 10: Nicholas Wade, Visual Psychology, University of Dundee
"Berkeley's Visive Sense"
October 17: James Van Cleve, Philosophy, University of Southern California
"Berkeley versus Reid on Three Puzzles of Vision"
February 6, 2009: Gary Hatfield, Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
"Berkeley's New Theory of Vision: Embodiment, Perception, and Action
April 1, 2009: Jessica Riskin, History, Stanford University
"Me and My Machine"
April 13, 2009: Michael Turvey, Psychology, University of Connecticut
April 21, 2009: Peter Tse, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall
Margaret Atherton, Philosophy, Univ. of Wisc.-Milwaukee Martha Brandt Bolton, Philosophy, Rutgers University Robert Schwartz, Philosophy, Univ. of Wisc.-Milwaukee Kenneth Winkler, Philosophy, Yale University
With the support of the Center for Vision Research, the Committee on Science and Technology Studies, the Department of Cognitive Science and Linguistics, the Departments of History, Philosophy, and Psychology, and the Charles K. Colver Lectureship Fund