Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Judith Kaplan – The Recorded Voices of Indigenous Americans

7:30 pm CET

In this Science and Religion Project seminar Judith Kaplan will be exploring the following questions:
  • What makes a source “scientific” (or not), and why?
  • How do we deal with incommensurable meanings, that is, concepts that do not translate well across different ways of knowing?
  • How might technology—in this case, audio recording—relate to scientific or religious ways of engaging with the world?

Dr. Judith Kaplan is a cultural and intellectual historian of the human sciences with a special interest in the history of linguistic research. She holds a doctorate in the history of science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has held postdoctoral fellowships at the Penn Humanities Forum and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. She currently teaches History and Sociology of Science in the Integrated Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania.  

Participants will be required to read an assigned text in advance. If you are interested in taking part please contact Dr. Aaron Tugendhaft. 

Contact information:  a.tugendhaft@berlin.bard.edu

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