[SoundStudies] Science Studies Lunch – Musical Instruments!

Carmel Raz carmel.raz at yale.edu
Tue Oct 7 15:47:42 EDT 2014

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From: Bill Rankin <william.rankin at yale.edu>
Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 6:25 PM
Subject: Next Science Studies Lunch – Musical Instruments!
Cc: "Radin, Joanna" <joanna.radin at yale.edu>, Susan E Thompson <
susan.thompson at yale.edu>, William Nicholas Renouf <william.renouf at yale.edu>,
William Purvis <william.purvis at yale.edu>


After our great conversation at the Peabody this week, I'm very excited to
announce that our next Science Studies Lunch will take place on Monday,
October 20th at the *Collection of Musical Instruments*.

We will get a tour from the curators—including demonstrations of some of
the instruments—and we'll have a lot of interesting topics to discuss. For
example, preserving historical *scientific *instruments means never using
them again, but preserving historical *musical *instruments involves a much
more active practice of performance and use. What are the boundaries
between different kinds of preservation and conservation?  Other possible
questions: How has the study of these instruments changed with new
technologies of imaging and material analysis?  How do they act as an
interdisciplinary meeting-place between the arts, sciences, and

*Where:* The collection is located at 15 Hillhouse Ave.
*When:* Monday, October 20th, 12:00–1:30pm
*Who: *Everyone is welcome!  Bring your friends, bring your colleagues,bring
your students.
*Food? *Not in the collection.  But we can all head to Wall St. Pizza
afterwards—quick and yummy!

hope to see you soon,

Bill Rankin
Assistant Professor, Yale University
Program in the History of Science and Medicine
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