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The Holtz Center is a gathering place for scholars across campus - events & courses include a broad array of themes from diverse analytical perspectives.

Science and technology studies (STS) is a growing field of study that seeks to understand how science and technology shape human lives and livelihoods and how society and culture, in turn, shape the development of science and technology.

By focusing scholarly attention on science and technology as human institutions, situated in wider historical, social, and political contexts, STS provides insights into the relationship between science and technology and such basic categories of social thought as race and gender, poverty and development, trust and credibility, participation and democracy, health and pathology, risk and uncertainty, globalization, and environmental protection.

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October 2017

Map versus Diagram in Medieval Cartography

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
150 Conrad A Elvehjem Building, 800 University Avenue, Hagen Room
Madison, WI
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Friday, October 27: Borghesi-Mellon Workshop on Science, Nature, and Wonder in the Middle Ages Karl Whittington (Art History, Ohio State University) "Map versus Diagram in Medieval Cartography." workshop and discussion, 12:00 - 1:15, Hagen Room, 150 Conrad A.…

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From Page to Wall: Scientific Form and Diagrammatic Painting in the Age of Giotto

October 27 @ 4:00 pm
L150 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Avenue
Madison, WI
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Friday, October 27: Borghesi-Mellon Workshop on Science, Nature, and Wonder in the Middle Ages Karl Whittington (Art History, Ohio State University): "From Page to Wall: Scientific Form and Diagrammatic Painting in the Age of Giotto." Public…

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Brown Bag

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Details TBD

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November 2017

Celeste Campos-Castillo, Privacy & the Self: Their Shared Past, Present & Future

November 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A lengthy history of research and theory about the self maintains that access to other persons is integral for its genesis and maintenance. Privacy, which includes the absence of access to and by others, is…

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Ancientbiotics, Interdisciplinarity, and the Applications of Medieval Medicine

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
150 Conrad A Elvehjem Building, 800 University Avenue, Hagen Room
Madison, WI
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Friday, November 3, 2017: Borghesi-Mellon Workshop on Science, Nature, and Wonder in the Middle Ages. Erin Connelly (SIMS Fellow in Digital Manuscript Studies and Librarian for Medieval Studies at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies,  University…

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Medieval Medicine for Modern Infections: Could ancientbiotics of the past inspire antibiotics of the future?

November 3 @ 4:00 pm
L150 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Avenue
Madison, WI
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Friday, November 3, 2017: Borghesi-Mellon Workshop on Science, Nature, and Wonder in the Middle Ages.  Erin Connelly (SIMS Fellow in Digital Manuscript Studies and Librarian for Medieval Studies at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies,  University…

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Nestle: Bird Songs

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Nestle: Bird Songs. Fredric March Play Circle Memorial Union. Part of the Terra Incognita Art Series. This artist-led workshop and event series showcases a range of expressions that explore the relationships between humans and the…

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Tales from Planet Earth

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - November 5 @ 5:30 pm
Free

Tales From Planet Earth has showcased global environmental films with the belief that issues don't move people . . . stories do! We have tried to link compelling narratives to the work of scholars and…

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Jessica Lehman, Global Drifters: Studying the Science of Ocean Observations

November 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

How do we observe the ocean? What can ocean observations tell us about scientific enterprise and contemporary understandings of the ocean and the natural world? In this brown bag talk, I will discuss my multi-year…

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From “Personalized Medicine” to “Precision Public Health”: Ethical and Social Challenges in the Genomic Pursuit of Human Difference

November 9 @ 4:00 pm
1244 Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
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Join Dr. Eric Juengst and the Department of Medical History & Bioethics for a lecture, From “Personalized Medicine” to “Precision Public Health”: Ethical and Social Challenges in the Genomic Pursuit of Human Difference. Dr. Eric…

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