Ribicoff Lecture w/Pamela Smith


Tuesday, February 25, 2020


5:30 pm


Taylor Hall 203-Auditorium

Ribicoff Lecture by Pamela Smith entitled " Art and Science, Making and Knowing in a Sixteenth-Century Artisan's Workshop"

Pamela Smith, Seth Low Professor of History at Columbia University, is the Founding Director of the Making and Knowing Project of the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University, an international pedagogical and research initiative that explores the intersections of artisanal making and scientific knowing. She is also the Founding Chair, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience at Columbia. Her work focuses on the materials, techniques, contexts, and meanings of skilled craft and artistic practices in the early modern period (1350-1750), addressing artisanal epistemology, the intersections between craft and science, and questions of historical methodology in reconstructing the material world of the past.

Sponsored by the Vassar Art Department, Gift of Belle Krasne Ribicoff '45

Liliana Aguis

Art Department