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Practices of Knowledge: Inaugural Conference (Sat, 11/18/17 - DAY THREE)

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5727 South University Avenue

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The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge presents its inaugural conference, a four-day event that will feature internationally recognized intellectuals, scholars, and public figures and aims to reach both academia and the general public in an effort to encourage thinking about what we know and how we know it.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Day Three Schedule

Please note potential confusion: the conference site is not at the Stevanovich Institute, our home at 5737 S. University Ave. It is at the Stevanovich Center at 5727 S. University Ave.

8.30-9 am
Coffee and doughnuts

9:00–9:30 am
Lecture— “Measuring Knowledge and Innovating Fraud: New Ecologies of Academic Publishing.” MARIO BIAGIOLI, Distinguished Professor of Law and Science and Technology Studies (STS) and Director, Center for Science and Innovation Studies, University of California, Davis, and Inaugural Visiting Professor, SIFK 2017

9.30-9.45 am
Q&A

9.45-11.30 am
Quadruple Talks: Narratives in Knowledge Formation (4 x 15 minutes)
Moderator: CLIFFORD ANDO, David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Classics, University of Chicago

“Narratives in biology,” JACK GILBERT, Professor of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago; Group Leader, Argonne National Laboratory
“Narratives in religion,” DAVID NIRENBERG, Deborah R and Edgar D. Janotta Professor of Social Thought, and Executive Vice Provost, University of Chicago
“Narratives in history,” DANIEL LORD SMAIL, Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of History, Harvard University
"Marching towards the Promised Land: Narrative in Politics,” ANDREAS GLAESER, Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago

11.30-11.45 am
Q&A for everyone

11.45-12 noon
Coffee Break

12-12.30 am
Lecture—DIANA STRASSMAN, Director, Program on Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities; Founding Editor of Feminist Economics, Carolyn and Fred McManis Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Humanities, Rice University: “Wikipedian Slant”

12.30-12.45 pm
Q&A

1.45-3.00 pm
Making Knowledge out of Ruins: Three 15 minute presentations
Moderator: JAMES EVANS, Professor of Sociology; Director, Knowledge Lab; Faculty Director, Masters Program in Computational Social Sciences

FRANCESCA ROCHBERG, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley
PETER N. MILLER, Professor, Bard Graduate Center
ALAIN SCHNAPP, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne)

3-3.30 pm
Q&A for all

3.30-4.30 pm
Spurs to Knowledge Creation: Two 30-min lectures
“Philosophy: Spinning Knowledge Out of Questions?”
REBECCA GOLDSTEIN, Professor of English and Philosophy, New York University
“The Quipu: Spinning Knowledge out of (K)nothing?”
GARY URTON, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies, Harvard University

3:30 - 4:30 pm
Lecture and responses: Visualizing Information
MIRIAH MEYER, Assistant Professor, School of Computing, University of Utah.

Respondents
TIFFANY HOLMES, Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
JOHN GOLDSMITH, Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor, Linguistics and Computer Science

4..45-5.30 pm
Wine and cheese break

5.30-6.15 pm
Debate—Science and its social formation
KARIN KNORR CETINA, Otto Borchert Distinguished Service Professor in Sociology, University of Chicago
ROBERT J. RICHARDS, Morris Fishbein Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Science and Medicine, University of Chicago

7-7.15 pm
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