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February 2019

Heavenly Hermaphrodites, a Lecture by Leah DeVun

February 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

DeVun Flier This lecture examines how certain ancient and medieval thinkers claimed that “hermaphroditism” was the original condition of humanity, created by God and documented in the first chapters of Genesis. The idea that Adam was a hermaphrodite fueled medieval debates about sex and gender, as well as about human nature. In the modern world, objections to transgender and gender-nonconforming people often cite the bible, which is viewed as describing the division of humans into two distinct sexes. Historians and…

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April 2019

Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture by Audra J. Wolfe: “Science, Freedom, and the Cold War: a Political History of Apolitical Science”

April 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

As a part of the Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture Series, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center presents Audra J. Wolfe on the development of so-called apolitical science. Why do so many U.S. scientists continue to lean on the language of apolitical science, even as political leaders display less and less interest in scientists’ claims to expertise, or even the existence of facts? In a new book, Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science, historian Audra J. Wolfe suggests the…

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