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Young Researchers’ Network INSIST – Invitation to Kick-off Meeting

Dear ENS-Harvard Spring School Fellows, we would like to introduce the INSIST network – Interdisciplinary Network for Studies Investigating Science and Technology to you. This initiative has been started a few months ago from students and scholars in the history, … Continue reading

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Anyone of you in Berlin this week?

Technische Universität – Berlin, 25th April 2013 Guest lecture: Prof. Claude Debru “Science and Philosophy: possible interactions” Prof. em. Claude Debru (Ecole normale supérieure, Paris) The lecture will be held in German Thuesday, 25th April 2013, 18.00 p.m Main building … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault’s Trajectory from Existential Psychiatry to Historical Epistemology

Dear Friends, I hope you are all fine and your work is going well! Last Spring I had the opportunity of talking with some of you about my work on Foucault, existential psychiatry, and historical epistemology. Some of you asked … Continue reading

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Fresh from the Archives!

The “orgasm formula” and the colloid theory of life help solve the mind-body equation! The Colloid Theory of Life The path-clamp technique that allows us to see living cells in action at a microscopic (particle) level mimics the structure of … Continue reading

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What Ever Happen to Phineas Gage?

Dear friends, Do you remember our visit to the Warren Museum? How to forget the scull of Phineas Gage?! I permit myself to draw your attention to a recent research that could be interesting for those between us who were … Continue reading

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Mens et Manus

Thursday: MIT museum workshop, under the supervision of John Durant, Director of the Museum. The MIT museum The MIT museum has a double function. It is an interface between the research and the public, but as the single museum in … Continue reading

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Canguilhem’s Archives at ENS

Dear Friends, During the last week I had the opportunity of talking with some of you about the Canguilhem’s archives at ENS. Here you find some more information about the Caphés (Centre d’Archives de Philosophie, d’Histoire et d’Édition des Sciences; … Continue reading

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A trend toward reductionism?

  Do you know who studied at Harvard University? The famous American actress Natalie Portman… She is very well known for her part in the new Star Wars trilogy. In fact, she appears in the saga in the very same … Continue reading

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Homo sapiens, Worldwide

By Margo The gallery of the “living” (as opposed to the “fossil,” in Louis Agassiz’ binary classification of organisms on Earth) mammals in the Harvard Museum of Natural History contains many skeletons.  Two of them stand out in particular, more … Continue reading

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Peter Galison: Practices, Places and Material Culture in the History of Science

  by Silvia, Nicola, and Elisabetta   The second conference planned for the afternoon session was held by Peter Galison, who outlined an overview of the project in which he is currently involved, that is “a material history of the … Continue reading

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