Big Brains Podcast: Shannon Lee Dawdy on how death in the US is changing
May 17, 2022
From green burials to DIY funerals, understand how death in America is changing with Shannon Lee Dawdy (Ep 84). Anthropologist examines what our rituals reveal about society, especially after 9/11.
Adam Cifu on Ending Medical Reversal
March 30, 2023Why do so many medical practices that begin with such promise and confidence turn out to be either ineffective at best or harmful at worst? IFK's Adam Cifu explores this with EconTalk's Russ Robert
IFK’s James Evans features in The Economic Times in an article on the drop of tech breakthroughs from 1945-2010
February 27, 2023"We have extremely ordered science," Evans said. "We bet with confidence on where we invest our money. But we're not betting on fundamentally new things that have the potential to be disruptive."
Ada Palmer’s IFK features in a Forbes article on Ben Reinhardt’s mission to make Sci-Fi a reality
February 27, 2023Since his days as an undergrad, Reinhardt’s been trying to build the world as it could be, one filled with the imaginings of science fiction novels like Ada Palmer’s Terra Ignota Series.
Comparing green funeral options, from composting to natural burial to water cremation
January 31, 2023IFK's Shannon Dawdy features in the Washington post the demystifies the shift in attitudes towards death and funerals in the United States; more and more people are seeking eco-friendly options.
Big Brains Podcast: Is scientific progress slowing? with James Evans
May 17, 2022Scholar examines how researchers could generate greater innovation and discovery
Academic Spotlight: Katherine Buse
April 21, 2022Learn more about Katherine Buse's work including her book project and classes
Critical Periods in Science and the Science of Critical Periods: Canine Behavior in America - Brad Bolman
March 11, 2022IFK postdoc Brad Bolman has a new article in Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte on eugenics and the history of canine behavior studies in the United States
2022-24 Research Theme: Knowledge in Diaspora
October 01, 2021
The power and politics of fetal imagery
October 01, 2021IFK Faculty Brian Callendar and Former Postdoc Margaret Carlyle explore the history of the image of the fetus and current implications on politics, policy and culture in The Lancet
Dogs for Life: Beagles, Drugs, and Capital in the Twentieth Century
September 27, 2021Brad Bolman tracks the transformation of beagle dogs from a common breed in mid-twentieth century American laboratories to the de jure standard in global toxicological research by the turn of the 21st
Big Brains Podcast: Jordan Bimm on the Future of U.S. Space Innovation
August 19, 2021The Secret Nazi Past and Billionaire Future of U.S. Space Innovation with Jordan Bimm (Ep. 75) Space historian examines our militaristic relationship to the stars, and how it still shapes our future
Our Summer Reading List
July 27, 2021We asked the IFK family for some of their favorite books ranging from nonfiction to fantasy, and we compiled a list of intellectually stimulating books to spice up your summer!
A 1990s Mural At The 18th Street Station Will Be Restored By A Pilsen Artist
May 12, 2021SIFK Faculty and Professor of Art History, Dr. Claudia Brittenham, shares her knowledge of Mesoamerican murals in a WBEZ article.
Helping Hands: Uncovering an Eighteenth-century Midwifery Manual
May 28, 2020Margaret Carlyle writes on an 18th Century midwifery manual for McGill University's Osler Library of the History of Medicine