Balzan Prizewinner Ginzburg to lecture in Washington DC
Carlo Ginzburg, Balzan Prizewinner 2010 for European History (1400-1700), will deliver a Balzan Lecture on "Schema and Bias: A Historianís Reflection on Double-Blind Experiments" at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington DC on October 5. The event is being Co-hosted by the Carnegie Institution for Science with the Embassies of Italy and Switzerland, and the Balzan Foundation, as one of the "Carnegie Capital Science Evenings".
How can we conceive a fruitful dialogue between the humanities and sciences? Dr. Ginzburg will look at the historianís craft from new and unexpected angles and discuss whether double blind experiments, used in medicine to test drug effectiveness, can be applied to historical research.
Carlo Ginzburg, born in Turin (Italy), is currently Professor at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa; he taught Modern History in USA Universities, in Princeton, Harvard, Yale and UCLA. where he directs the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces. He was awarded the Balzan Prize 2010 "For the exceptional combination of imagination, scholarly precision and literary skill with which he has recovered and illuminated the beliefs of ordinary people in Early-modern Europe".
2010 Balzan Lecture
Schema and Bias: A Historianís Reflection on Double-Blind Experiments
Professor Carlo Ginzburg, Balzan Prizewinner 2010 for European History (1400-1700)
Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 6.45 p.m.
Carnegie Institution, Washington DC, 1530 P Street, NW
Info +1.202.328.6988, CapitalScienceInfo@carnegiescience.edu
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