Science is often considered—and celebrated for being—objective. But over the long history of science, it is clear that issues of race and identity are deeply intertwined with the scientific process and its results. These are the very tensions that the New York History of Science lecture series will explore and unpack this year with an exceptional speaker line-up. The lecture series is a collaboration between the Center for Science and Society and University Seminars at Columbia, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the New York Academy of Sciences.
View the 2020-2021 History of Science Lecture series schedule and register for the first event this Wednesday, October 7 at 6 PM ET:
As COVID-19 spread, questions have been raised about its disproportionate impact on marginalized groups. Once again, experts and news outlets debate if disease susceptibility is based on race or social and environmental factors. Join Evelynn Hammonds to learn this history behind this debate. Free and open to the public - registration required to receive Zoom link.