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Regenstein windowClimate Change and the Limits of the Numerical:
A symposium organized by Elizabeth Chatterjee (Political Science) and Greg Lusk (Philosophy)

Presentations by:
Dipesh Chakrabarty
(UChicago), Sarah E. Fredericks (NYU), Dale Jamieson (UChicago), Amir Jina (UChicago), Paul Kelleher (UW-Madison), Andrew Light (World Resources Institute and George Mason University), Clark Miller (Arizona State University).

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Franke Institute, JRL S-102
Reception to follow.

From climate models and "2 degrees" to the social cost of carbon, numerical evaluation is key to addressing climate change. This symposium explores the role and implications of numbers and quantification in climate science and its translation for public and policymaking audiences.

Sponsored by "Studies in Climate Change: The Limits of the Numerical," a Mellon Foundation Project at the Franke Institute for the Humanities.

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact 773-702-8274 in advance.

October 5, 2016
Patrick Jagoda
, "Game Experiments (Or: Playful Ways to Design Serious Research Interventions)"
The introduction is given by Bill Brown.
Click here to view this talk.
Click here for the question and answer session following the talk.

March 2, 2016
D. Nicholas Rudall, "What We Call Greek Tragedy"
The introduction is given by David Bevington.
Click here to view this talk.

January 13, 2016
Candace Vogler
, “on the Connections Between Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning”
Click here to listen to this talk.

February 4, 2015
Steven Rings, "'Don't Think Twice, It's All Right': A Genealogy"
The introduction is given by Martha Fedlman.
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Archive of past recordings>>

Coming Up
Regenstein windowCourses for the 2017-2018 course roster:

Fall 2017
The Mediterranean Sea in Antiquity: Imperial Connections 
offered by James Osborne (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations) and Catherine Kearns (Classics)

From Baroque to Neo-Baroque 
offered by Rachel Galvin (English Language & Literature) and Miguel Martinez (Romance Languages & Literatures)

Winter 2018
Exploratory Translation 
offered by Haun Saussy (Comparative Literature) and Jennifer Scappettone (English Language & Literature)

Phaedras Compared: Adaptation, Gender, Tragic Form  
offered by Larry Norman (Romance Languages & Literatures) and David Wray (Classics)

Spring 2018
Guillotine/Barricade: Figures of History Across Media 
offered by Jennifer Wild (Cinema & Media Studies) and TBA

Destruction of Images, Books, and Artifacts in Europe and South Asia 
offered by Olga Solvieva (Comparative Literature) and Tyler Williams (South Asian Languages & Civilizations)

The Art of Healing: Medical Aesthetics in Russia & the U.S.
offered by William Nickell (Slavic Languages & Literatures) and Michael David (Medical School) 

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Also see: Disciplines & Technologies is a Mellon funded project with the Center for Disciplinary Innovation.

Franke Fellows for 2016 and 2017
The Franke Fellows for 2017-2018 have been announced.

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New at the Institute
Learn more about the three new exciting initiatives launching this fall at the Franke Institute.

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Franke 25
Franke 25On November 10, 2015, the Franke Institute celebrated its 25th anniversary with a symposium.

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