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Friday, May 15th – Natural Divisions? The Impact of Classification Schemes on Culture and Society: workshop

The Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies presents:

Natural Divisions? The Impact of Classification Schemes on Culture and Society

Friday, May 15th 2015 | 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

room 5307

This event is a workshop exploring the implications of human classification across a range of different domains including science, social behavior, education, literature and the arts. Free and open to the public.
Natural Divisions Flyer [1]Schedule

10:30-10:45 am: Jesse Prinz, Philosophy | Introduction

10:45-11:15 am: Rachel Kravetz, English | “J.G. Frazer and the Grotesque”

11:15-11:30 am: Break

11:30-12:00 am: Rochelle Rives, English | “Criminal Types: Joseph Conrad and the Sciences of Detection.”
12:00-12:30 pm: Andreas Killen, History | “Sciences of Expression in Weimar Germany”12:30-1:45 pm: Lunch recess
1:45-2:15 pm: Ken Guest, Anthropology | “Challenging Biological Essentialism in the Anthropology Classroom”
2:15-2:45 pm: Christina Nadler, Sociology | “Categories and Care: Social Distinctions with Material Consequences”

2:45-3:00 pm: Break

3:00-3:30 pm: Tiwi Marira, Industrial / Organizational Psychology | “Colorism and Classism: Exploring New Antecedents and Old Consequences”

3:30-4:00 pm: Julie Maybee, Philosophy and Disability Studies | “Impairment and Biology”

4:00-5:00 pm: Reception