Gender: A Dialogue Between the Sciences and Humanities

Frances Champagne, Evelynn Hammonds, Rebecca Jordan-Young, Gloria Origgi, Rosalind Rosenberg, Banu Subramaniam

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Ideas about gender have changed in complex ways in the 125 years since Barnard was founded. How have the natural sciences and humanities each contributed to these transformations? How have scientific and humanistic ways of thinking interacted to produce innovative, critical, and potentially transformative knowledge about the nature and meaning of human difference? What does this history suggest about the potential for future collaborations across the disciplines? What are implications for the future of a women’s liberal arts college like Barnard?

Panelists include Frances Champagne (Associate Professor of Psychology, Columbia University), Evelynn Hammonds (Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of History of Science and African American Studies, Harvard University), Rebecca Jordan-Young (Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Barnard College), Gloria Origgi (Senior Researcher in Philosophy, CNRS), Rosalind Rosenberg (Professor of History Emerita, Barnard College), and Banu Subramaniam (Associate Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst).