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Fellow Spotlight: Max Mishler

Max Mishler received his PhD in History from New York University in 2016. His current book project, The Atlantic Origins of Mass Incarceration: Punishment, Abolition, and Racial Inequality,explores the intertwined history of slave-emancipation and the birth of the modern penitentiary in the Atlantic world.  >>

Art and the Monetary Panel 2: Metal

May 13, 2016: The second panel of the Conference on Art and the Monetary took “Metal” as its theme. It was chaired by Benjamin Breen, Columbia University, and featured the following talks: "Making Money: Coins by Sculptors in 1962" Alex J. Taylor, Tate "Liquidation and the Artist in the Age of Metallic Currency" (Video Recording Not Available) Allison Stielau, McGill University "Bunny Money" Jennifer Marshall, University of Minnesota >>

...and bells remembered…

Composed by John Luther Adams. Performed by Sandbox Percussion. Part of the conference:Ice Cubed: An Inquiry into the Aesthetics, History, and Science of Ice. 15-16 April 2016.  Keynote panel: Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center.  Sponsored by Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Center for Science and Society, and Columbia Department of Music.  Organized by Maggie Cao (SOF) and Rebecca Woods (SOF). >>

Fellow Spotlight: Benjamin Breen

Benjamin Breen is an historian of the early modern world. He received his PhD in history from UT Austin in 2015. His current research focuses on the origins of the global drug trade in the tropical belt, with a particular focus on the Portuguese and British empires in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.  >>

Fellow Spotlight: William Deringer

William Deringer is a historian of economic knowledge. He received his PhD in the History of Science from Princeton University in summer 2012. At Princeton, he received the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship for 2011-12, the University's highest award given for graduate studies. His teaching and research interests include the history of political economy, financial history, and the history of mathematical thinking, with a particular interest in Britain and the British Empire in the 17th-18th centuries. >>