Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lorraine Daston lecture

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the
Humanities Initiative of New York University proudly

Distinguished Faculty Lectures
"Observation as a Way of Life: Time,
Attention, Allegory"
A Lecture by Lorraine Daston
Director, Max Planck Institute for the history of Science, Berlin
12 November, 6:00pm
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre
for the Performing Arts
1 Washington place
More Information:
Lorraine Daston has published on a wide range of topics in the history of science, including the history of probability and statistics, wonders in early modern science, the emergence of the scientific fact, scientific models, objects of scientific inquiry, the moral authority of nature, and the history of scientific objectivity. She is currently completing a book on "Moral and Natural Orders” and co-editing a volume on "Histories of Scientific Observation.” Professor Daston has taught at Harvard, Princeton, Brandeis, and Göttingen Universities, and at University of Chicago, where she is Visiting Professor in the Committee on Social Thought. She has also held visiting positions in Paris and Vienna and gave the Isaiah Berlin Lectures at Oxford University (1999), the West Lectures at Stanford University (2005, and the Tanner Lectures at Harvard University (2002). Among her recent publications are Objectivity (co-authored Peter Galison) and Thinking with Animals (co-authored with Gregg Mitmann); she has also co-edited Things that Talk, The Moral Authority of Nature, and the early modern volume of The Cambridge History of Science. Two of her books, Classical Probability in the Enlightenment, and Wonders of Nature (co- authored with Katharine Park), were awarded the History of Science Society's Pfizer Prize.

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