Humanities for STEM: Using Archives to Bridge the Two Cultures Divide is a two-year research collaborative funded by NYU's Center for the Humanities. This group of faculty, graduate students, and archive professionals seeks to enhance our understanding of science, technology, engineering and management through the application of techniques of the humanities, archival research in particular.
The collaborative's kickoff meeting is on Friday, Sept. 16, from 11 am to 1 pm in the Avery Room on the second floor of Bobst Library. We are starting off with a panel to inspire our inquiry:
- Deena Engel, NYU: "Three Approaches to Archives and Pedagogy." Deena is Clinical Professor in the Courant Institute’s Department of Computer Science.
- Lindsay Anderberg, NYU: "Archival Interventions with Engineering Undergraduates." Lindsay is the Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Librarian and Poly Archivist at the Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology.
- Ed Eckert, Nokia Bell Labs: "The Bell Labs Archives – An Overview of Operations and Services of a Corporate Archives." Ed is the Bell Labs Archivist in Murray Hill, New Jersey.
- Lisa Gitelman, NYU: "Tales from the Crypt.” Lisa is Professor of Media and English at Steinhardt and the College of Arts and Science.
We'll then move on to talk about logistics of the collaborative and specifics about our upcoming meetings that are more relevant to the collaborative members. Please use the Eventbrite form to reserve a ticket: https://humanitiesforstem.eventbrite.com