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 2019 Shulman Lectures have been organized in conjunction with the Yale College seminar “Elemental Media” taught by John Durham Peters.

"The Saturation of Media"

Paul Frosh, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Monday, February 04, 2019
5:00pm

Room 208

"Truth Under Siege: Making Climate Knowledge in an Age of Transparency, Skepticism, and Science Denial"

Paul Edwards, Stanford University

Monday, February 25, 2019
5:00pm

Room 208

"The Cloud of Doubt: Making Sense of the Sensible in Postwar Chinese Cinema"

Weihong Bao, University of California Berkeley

Monday, March 04, 2019
5:00pm

Room 208

"TBD"

Lisa Parks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Monday, April 15, 2019
5:00pm

Room 208