Brainstorming: An Interdisciplinary Panel Featuring Wellesley Faculty
Have you ever wondered what a mind actually is? Or whether it is distinct from a brain? Or about how a mind communicates with a body? Or whether we could—or should—artificially create a mind?
This event is a cross-disciplinary conversation about historical and contemporary attempts to answer these questions. Panelists from four disciplines will give short presentations touching on the questions as they relate to their areas of expertise. A discussion, with the aim of making chronological and conceptual connections from the early modern period to today, will follow.
Panelists: Julie Walsh (philosophy); Rebecca Summerhays (writing program); Catherine Wearing (philosophy); Eni Mustafaraj and Peter Mawhorter (computer science); and Mike Wiest (neuroscience). Moderator: Eve Zimmerman, director of the Newhouse Center.
Mar 11, 4:30–6 PMDiasporic Tradition as Curatorial Practice
Newhouse Fellow Nazan Bedirhanoglu reflects on the use of symbols and narratives as building blocks of the Kurdish diasporic identity and share insights about her field research on the Kurdish diaspora in the United States.Event Date:Wednesday, March 11, 2020 -4:30pm to 6:00pm
Feb 24, 4:30–6 PM
Mar 17, 4:30–6 PMThe Legacy of Whiteness in Multiracial Ireland and Irish America
Are immigrants as welcome in Ireland as citizens claim? Newhouse Fellow Sarah Townsend unearths the secret history of Irish-American assimilation that haunts race relations in Ireland today.Event Date:Tuesday, March 17, 2020 -4:30pm to 6:00pm
Mar 12, 3:30–5 PM