We are happy to have Lennard Davis as a guest speaker at our Research Colloquium next monday. Lennard will speak on the interconnections between science, medicine, technology, and culture, arguing that to separate these categories, as has been historically done, is no longer possible…
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Lennard J. Davis: Biocultures – An Emerging Paradigm.
Time: 14.00 – 16.00
Location: Auditorium 1 and 2 (20th floor), Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7, 10587 Berlin
Biocultures: An Emerging Paradigm
SPEAKER: Lennard J. Davis
Lennard Davis will speak on the interconnections between science, medicine, technology, and culture, arguing that to separate these categories, as has been historically done, is no longer possible. The 19th century division between the humanities and the sciences has led to a blockage in knowledge and production of information that now needs to be remedied by a recombining of these discourses. In the process of discussing this reformation, he will explore disability studies which is a natural intellectual and political venue for the reintegration process.
BIO: Lennard J. Davis is Professor in School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he had also served as Head. In addition, he is Professor of Disability and Human Development in the School of Applied Health Sciences of the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as Professor of Medical Education in the College of Medicine. He is also director of Project Biocultures a think-tank devoted to issues around the intersection of culture, medicine, disability, biotechnology, and the biosphere. His works on disability include Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body (Verso, 1995), The Disability Studies Reader (Routledge, 1996), My Sense of Silence (University of Illinois Press, 2000). His current interests include disability-related issues; literary and cultural theory; genetics, race, identity; and biocultural issues
HOST: Tom Bieling