“The Two Cultures” Face-off in Schermerhorn!!
Last year SEBS organized a Science vs. Humanities Panel (check it: http://www.youtube.com/user/jsgot06bora?feature=mhum#p/u ) examining the seeming and troubling divide between all you self-proclaimed “Non-math” and “Non-reading” people. Go watch some of Columbia’s greatest professors tackle the issue in this full-day conference. Here’s the gist (although there’s GOTTA be an easier way to say that first sentence):
“In critically revivifying the discourse of the human sciences, this conference seeks to address and to counter the increasingly impoverished discussion that pits the humanities against the sciences in a dead-end configuration of unquestioned imcommensurable terms.
The panels will be conducted as comparatist and interdisciplinary conversations amidst several domains: history, literary studies, social and political sciences, health and life sciences, cognitive science, law, economics, anthropology, gender studies, and media a!nd technology studies, and will be international in scope yet focused on the particularities of location.”
Sounds pretty serious…and super-interesting! So go check it out!