Bibliographies

We invite visiting authors and scholars to submit a "Bibliography," with or without annotation, of books in some way related to their own book or work. Check each post for details on related events!

January 19th, 2022

On January 24, The Institute on the Formation of Knowledge will present "Digital Emancipation: Augmenting Public Access to and Engagement of Historical Documents" as part of the Cultures & Knowledge Workshop Series. This workshop will be presented by Alisea W. McLeod.

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About the presenter: Alisea W. McLeod introduce ongoing historical work, Practices of Emancipation. Over several years, along with John Clegg, the two have transcribed and digitized thousands of obscure primary documents related to the U.S....

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November 17th, 2021

On November 29, the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge will present "Fact Culture: Polling and the Politics of Objectivity" as part of the Cultures & Knowledge Workshop Series. This workshop will be presented by Tal Arbel.

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About the presenter: Tal Arbel is a cultural historian of science. Her primary research interests include the history of the behavioral and mind sciences, the sociology of expertise, and the social technologies that sustain the liberal democratic state. Her manuscript in progress, Fact Culture: Polling and the Politics of Objectivity, examines the global...

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November 11th, 2021

On November 15, the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge will present a new lecture in their Cultures and Knowledge Workshop series for the term. This workshop, titled "The Dog Years: a History of Beagle Science," will be presented by Brad Bolman. 

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This talk explores how beagles, the affectionate tricolor hounds that have long been one of America’s most popular dogs, became increasingly central to regimes of global scientific experimentation across numerous disciplines in the twentieth century. At a moment of dramatic expansion in both radiobiology and pharmacology as well as efforts to standardize biological research tools, beagles were gradually re-...

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October 29th, 2021

On November 1st, the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge will present "Of Types and Trees: Evolutionary Thought, Ancient DNA and Research on the Human Past" for the inaugural event of this year's Cultures & Knowledge Workshop Series. This workshop will be presented by Hannah Moots.

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About the presenter: Hannah Moots is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the project “Genomes, Migrations, and Culture in the Early Civilizations of the Middle East.” She studies people and...

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May 27th, 2021

From award-winning author Yang Huang comes My Good Son. A tailor in post-Tiananmen China, Mr. Cai has one ambition: for his son, Feng, to make something of himself. With harsh discipline and relentless pressure, Mr. Cai succeeds in getting Feng ready to attend a U.S. college, but Feng needs a sponsor. When Mr. Cai meets a closeted American art student named Jude, they hatch a plan to benefit them both: get Feng to the US and help Jude come out to his conservative father. Their scheme will expose the fault lines in both Chinese and American cultures-father-son relationships, familial expectations, gender and sexuality, social status and mobility. Huang's writing abounds with sharp insights and a quiet humor,...

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May 6th, 2021

On May 10, the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge will present "Translating the Global, Assembling the Social: The (Re-)Emergence of Community Mental Health in China" as the final installment of their Cultures and Knowledge Workshop series for Spring Term. This workshop will be presented by Zhiying Ma.

After its decay over the past two decades, community mental health has re-emerged in China since 2004. In the 1970s and 1980s, community mental health in China consisted of local experiments praised by the World Health Organization as models for developing countries. Nowadays, however, it consists mostly of programs that import...

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April 22nd, 2021

On April 26, the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge will present "Tropes and the Invention of Bureaucracy: Prosopopoeia, Bernard of Clairvaux, and the Art of Centralized Administration" as the second installment of their Cultures and Knowledge Workshop series for Spring Term. This workshop will be presented by Professor Julie Orlemanski.

This talk investigates how literary style can be a technique of bureaucratization: specifically, asking how literary tropes are entailed in the medieval history of institutional forms. Taking Bernard’s Sermons as a key text, this talk poses some new questions tying together theology, literature, and institutional history. Bernard of...

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April 8th, 2021

In celebration of Earth Week, the Seminary Co-op Bookstores are pleased to present a series of reading lists addressing environmental issues and the challenges of sustainability. These lists are organized as part of UChicago ECo, a platform aimed at fostering connection among and support for the University of Chicago’s Environmental Community. You can find the full schedule of Earth Week events organized by UChicago ECo here, and learn how our shared community is thinking rigorously about environmental impact and ways to leverage data, practices, policies and creativity to help combat climate change. 

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April 8th, 2021

In celebration of Earth Week, the Seminary Co-op Bookstores are pleased to present a series of reading lists addressing environmental issues and the challenges of sustainability. These lists are organized as part of UChicago ECo, a platform aimed at fostering connection among and support for the University of Chicago’s Environmental Community. You can find the full schedule of Earth Week events organized by UChicago ECo here, and learn how our shared community is thinking rigorously about environmental impact and ways to leverage data, practices, policies and creativity to help combat climate change. 

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April 8th, 2021

In celebration of Earth Week, the Seminary Co-op Bookstores are pleased to present a series of reading lists addressing environmental issues and the challenges of sustainability. These lists are organized as part of UChicago ECo, a platform aimed at fostering connection among and support for the University of Chicago’s Environmental Community. You can find the full schedule of Earth Week events organized by UChicago ECo here, and learn how our shared community is thinking rigorously about environmental impact and ways to leverage data, practices, policies and creativity to help combat climate change. 

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