Hearing From The Humanities #377

July 08, 2016

This week we're taking a tentative step into the humanities. We spoke with Jimena Canales, the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the History of Science at the University of Illinois-UC, about her newest book "The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time" to learn what happened when philosophy was pitted against physics in a historic intellectual battle. And we talked to Hannah McGregor and Marcelle Kosman, the scholarly hosts of the podcast "Witch, Please", about literary analysis and what critical thinking looks like in the world of literature.

Guests:

  • Jimena Canales
  • Hannah McGregor & Marcelle Kosman

Guest Bios

Jimena Canales

Jimena Canales is the author of "The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time" and "A Tenth of a Second: A History". She currently holds the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the History of Science at the University of Illinois-UC and was previously an Assistant and Associate Professor in History of Science at Harvard University. She has published widely in specialized journals and also writes for wider audiences in publications such as The New Yorker, WIRED magazine, BBC, Aperture, and Artforum.

Hannah McGregor & Marcelle Kosman

"Witch, Please" is a fortnightly podcast by lady-scholars Hannah McGregor and Marcelle Kosman. Hannah holds a PhD in English literature and Marcelle is a PhD candidate in the same field.

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