Shulman Lectures in Science and the Humanities

The annual Shulman Lecture Series provides up to four visiting lectures a year to be organized in conjunction with an undergraduate seminar course taught on a topic bridging science and the humanities. 

The Shulman Lectures are presented under the auspices of the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities, which is made possible by the generosity of Richard and Barbara Franke. The series is named after Robert Shulman, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and senior research scientist in diagnostic radiology, in recognition of his roles as a Founding Fellow of the Whitney and as an unwavering supporter of the integration of science and the humanities.

The Spring 2017 Shulman Lecture Series “Other Minds” is organized in conjunction with a Yale College seminar taught by Henry Cowles (History) and Laurie Santos (Psychology).

"What Is It Like to Be a Dog?"

Alexandra Horowitz, Barnard College

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
5:00pm

Auditorium

Other Minds

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"Paths to the Evolution of Consciousness"

Peter Godfrey-Smith, CUNY/University of Sydney

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
5:00pm

Auditorium

Other Minds

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Poster
 

"Social Identity and Complexity in Ant and Human Societies"

Mark Moffett, National Museum of Natural History

Wednesday, April 05, 2017
5:00pm

Auditorium

Other Minds

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"Mindful Minds, Different Brains: Historical Reflections on America’s Love Affair with Meditation"

Anne Harrington, Harvard University

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
5:00pm

Auditorium

Other Minds

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Poster