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.
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
Famine Is a Choice
May 11, 2020SIFK Postdoctoral Fellow Yan Slobodkin writes for Slate: "One billion people are now food-insecure. But starvation is not an inevitability."
SIFK Fellow Wins Modernist Studies Association Prize for an Edition, Anthology, or Essay Collection
October 22, 2019Postdoctoral Fellow Isaiah Lorado Wilner won the Modernist Studies Association Prize with his book "Indigenous Visions" earlier this month.
‘You,’ ‘Us,’ and ‘Them’: Glass and Procedural Knowledge in Cuneiform Cultures
December 14, 2018Eduardo Escobar's latest piece on glass and procedural knowledge in Cuneiform Cultures
What can we learn about the history of alchemy from a Twitter feed?
April 27, 2018SIFK postdoctoral fellow Eduardo A. Escobar shares his experience teaching the history of alchemy for his spring course titled “Secrecy and Science” (KNOW 27005).