April 12, 2019
Institute for Social Research, Room 6050
8:45 - 9:00 Coffee and Pastries
9:00 - 10:45 Experiencing Time, Embodying Time
Rebecca Smith, Architecture. “Architectural Representation and the Temporal Materiality of Sound”
Megh Marathe, School of Information. “‘Squiggly lines running through my head’: Epilepsy diagnosis using electroencephalography”
Amanda Respess, Anthropology & History. “Candlenuts, Illumination, and Time: Materials of Navigation in the Premodern Java Sea”
Amelia Burke, Anthropology & History. “Selling off the lamb: the seasonality of investment in a Moroccan sheep market”
Joy Knoblauch, Architecture. "‘The Missing Half Second;’ Affect, Ames, and Arnheim (1949 to 2019)”
Andrea Thomer, School of Information. “Migration patterns: understanding the rhythms of natural history data work”
Mary Leighton, Anthropology. “Six Years of Eternal Winter: The Temporalities of Field Work between the Global North and South”
10: 45 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45 A Conversation with Joy Lisi Rankin
11: 45 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 Apocalypse Now?
Adam Johnson, History. “Slime at the End of the Tunnel: Contamination and the Anthropocene in VanderMeer’s SF”
Salem Elzway, History. “The Moving Image of 2019”
Stuart Kirsch, Anthropology. “Why Pacific Islanders stopped worrying about the apocalypse and started fighting climate change”
Devorah Gordin, School for Environment and Sustainability. “Bodies in Motion: Climate Change and Migration as 'Threat' in Entertainment Media”
2:30 - 2:45 Coffee Break
2:45 - 4:15 Is Ancient STS an Anachronism?
Shira Schwartz. Comparative Literature, Judaic Studies. "Reproducing Rabbis: The Search for Rabbinic Sexology"
Aileen Das. Classical Studies, Medieval Studies. "‘Plato the Doctor’: Medical Boundary Work in Greco-Roman Antiquity and the medieval Middle East"
Anna Bonnel Freidin. History. "How Do Amulets Work?"
Rachel Rafael Neis. History, Judaic Studies. "Did the Rabbis of the Mishnah do Biology?