Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 3:30pm

Hughes Lounge, 3rd Floor Cohen Hall


Please join us this Thursday, February 14, in Hughes Lounge (3rd floor Cohen Hall) at 3:30pm for this semester’s first meeting of Science Beyond the West, “Bodies of Knowledge” with Dr. Lan A. Li. Dr. Li is a comparative historian of the medicine and the body, as well as a filmmaker. She is currently a Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience at Columbia University. We will be reading two short pieces: “The Imagination of the Body and the History of Embodied Experience” by Shigehisa Kuriyama (2001) and “Visceral Archives of the Body” by Zeb Tortorici (2014), as the basis for a discussion of ways of knowing the body through thought, feeling, and experience in non-Western traditions and contexts. Dr. Li will also share her insights from teaching her course for Spring 2019, “The Body in Global Histories of Medicine.” We will have copies of the syllabus available at the meeting, as well as a schedule of upcoming Science Beyond the West events. Finally, we include a link to Dr. Li's related curatorial project “Metaphors of Mind.”

Snacks, fresh coffee, and Valentine’s Day treats will be served.