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Pandemic Participation: ISG Professor Christopher M. Kelty on Isolation and Participation in a Public Health Crisis

Drawing from ideas in his book, The Participant: A Century of Participation in Four Stories, ISG Professor, Christopher M. Kelty, discusses in a blog post how participation changes during a pandemic and what it means for the future. “To treat participation as general—and democracy as a more specific apparatus to which it responds—amounts to asserting that participation is prior to democracy.…

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ISG Professor Christopher Kelty publishes new book “The Participant: A Century of Participation in Four Stories”

ISG Professor Christopher Kelty publishes new book “The Participant: A Century of Participation in Four Stories”

We are pleased to announce the launch of ISG Professor Christopher Kelty‘s new book, The Participant, which is a historical ethnography of the concept of participation and further discussion on how it has evolved. Since its release, The Participant has already gained plenty recognition from scholars near and far. Javier Lezaun, University of Oxford “In this thoughtful, witty, and incisive…

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Lifetime Achievement: ISG Founder Norton Wise awarded the History of Science Society’s 2019 Sarton Medal

Belated congratulations to Norton Wise, founding co-director of ISG and Distinguished Research Professor of History, Emeritus, at UCLA who was awarded the History of Science Society’s 2019 Sarton Medal for lifetime scholarly achievements on July 25, 2019. Wise’s outstanding work is centered on the history of physics in which he challenged many people to perceive science in different realms. The…

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ISG Professor Terence Keel to give Goodspeed Lecture on “Christianity, Race, and Haunting of the Biomedical Sciences”

ISG Professor Terence Keel will present his lecture,“Chrisitianity, Race, and Haunting of the Biomedical Sciences,” in the distinguished Goodspeed Lecture series at the Denison University on October 22, 2019 between 7:00PM – 9:00PM. ISG proudly supports Professor Keel’s upcoming Lecture and encourages all who are able to attend and participate. “The idea that so-called races reflect inherent biological differences between…

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