History

Fellow Spotlight: Heidi Hausse

Heidi Hausse received her PhD in History from Princeton University in 2016. Her research uses the hands-on practices of surgeons and artisans to explore life in early modern Europe, with a particular interest in the intersections of culture, medicine, and technology. Her book project, "Life and Limb: Technology, Surgery, and Bodily Loss in Early Modern Germany" examines surgical treatises and artifacts of prostheses to uncover a transformation in the way in which early moderns cut apart the body and worked to artificially put it back together. Her research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, and the Dr. Günther Findel-Stiftung Foundation. Dr. Hausse was the 2016-2017 Molina Fellow in the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences at the Huntington. She has articles published in The Journal of Early Modern History and The Sixteenth Century Journal.  >>

Fellow Spotlight: Christopher Florio

Christopher Florio received his PhD in History from Princeton University in 2016. His research interests include nineteenth-century United States history, intellectual and cultural history, transnational history, the history of capitalism, and the history of slavery and emancipation. His current project explores the interconnected histories of poverty and slavery across the United States and the British Empire during the mid-nineteenth century. An article stemming from this project was the recipient of the Louis Pelzer Memorial Award from the Organization of American Historians and was published in The Journal of American History. His research has been supported by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation and by the History Project at Harvard University. >>

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). >>