Third Harriet Zuckerman Conference at the 2015 Mellon Biennial


The Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellows Program, housed at INCITE | Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics at Columbia University, is pleased to announce its Third Harriet Zuckerman Conference at the 2015 Mellon Biennial. This conference will take place on April 9 and 10 at the Social Hall of Union Theological Seminary. Reflecting the intellectual diversity and interdisciplinarity of our Mellon Program, the conference is not about one theme but about several that engage disciplines across the humanities and social sciences, as demonstrated in our panels:

Ebola and HIV in Africa: Critical Reflections on Genres, Structures, Technologies and Economics of Health Care

Analytical Importance of Everyday Words and Objects

Achieving Organization: Processes and Structures That Realize and Undermine Sought-after Goals

Afterlives of Dead and Decaying Empires

Constructions of the American State’s Relationship to the American People

In addition, we are delighted to announce that Ira Katznelson, President of the Social Science Research Council and Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University, will deliver the keynote address, On Art and Social Science.

For a complete schedule, a list of panelists, and panel descriptions, please visit our website.

About: Two ideas motivate the Harriet Zuckerman Conference at the Mellon Biennial. Extending the guiding intellectual animus of the Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellows Program, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we bring together alums of the program to engage each other and current fellows in interdisciplinary conversations about their current research, and open these conversations to the wider Columbia community and the public. The ZuckermanConference is the focal point of this effort. The conference is also motivated by the importance and pleasure of social relationships in our professional lives. The firstZuckerman Conference at the Mellon Biennial was held in April 2011.

Location: The Social Hall, Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway

TimeApril 9, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm and April 10, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

For more information, please visit our website. For any inquiries, contact Audrey Augenbraum at aa2813(at)columbia.eduSign up for our mailing list to receive updates about upcoming events.