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Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

Events in 2014

Events in 2014

Monday, January 6
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
Junípero Serra and the Spanish Craze
Richard L. Kagan, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University
Thursday, January 9
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
Composable Mechanisms and Price of Anarchy in Auctions
Eva Tardos, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University
Monday, January 13
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
Doing Good and Doing Evil: The Issue of Robustness
Philip Pettit, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University
Thursday, January 16
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
Throwaway Society? A New Look at the History of Waste and Wasting in Modern and Contemporary History
Frank Trentmann, Moore Distinguished Scholar, Caltech, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck College, University of London
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Laboratory 24
Does the Orbitofrontal Cortex Signal Value?
Geoffrey Schoenbaum, MD, Phd, Cellular Neurobiology Research Branch, Behavioral Neurophysiology Research Section
Thursday, January 23
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Laboratory 24
Mechanisms and Consequences of Individual Variation in Value Based Learning
Catherine Hartley, Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Friday, January 24
7:30 pm - 
9:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
Der deutsche Freund – the German Friend (2012)
Jeanine Meerapfel, Director/Author
Monday, February 3
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
MTI Presentation: Playing with Fire: Lava, Politics and the Circulation of Vesuvian Minerals in Early Nineteenth-Century Europe
John Brewer, Eli and Edye Broad Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences; Professor of History and Literature, Caltech
Friday, February 7
12:00 pm - 
1:30 pm
Center for Student Services 360 (Workshop Space)
Monday, February 10
10:30 am - 
12:00 pm
Baxter 25
Social Science Event
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
Galileo and Descartes on Copernicanism and the Cause of the Tides
Tad Schmaltz, Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan
Wednesday, February 12
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
Measuring Freedom in Games
Hendrik Rommeswinkel, Visiting Student Researcher in Philosophy and Economics, Humanitites and Social Sciences, Caltech
Friday, February 28
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
Reclaiming a New World: Fen Drainage, Improvement, and Projectors in 17th-century England
Eric H. Ash, Associate Professor of History, Wayne State University, Dibner Research Fellow at the Huntington Library
7:30 pm - 
10:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
JOSH (2012)
Iram Parveen Bilal, Writer/Director
Monday, March 3
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Huntington Library
Alpine Skeletons: Marsden Hartley Silverpoints
James Glisson
Tuesday, March 4
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
Persuading Voters
Odilon Camara, Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, University of Southern California
Wednesday, March 5
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Laboratory 24
Computational Heuristics in Planning
Quentin Huys, University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich
Friday, March 7
7:30 pm - 
9:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
Lovely Louise (Switzerland - 2012)
Bettina Oberli, Director
Tuesday, March 11
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
State Capacity and Economic Development: A Network Approach
Camilo Garcia-Jimeno, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, March 13
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
John Trevisa and Late Medieval Literary Encyclopedism
Emily Steiner, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Laboratory 24
Neuroimaging Genetic Biomarkers of Addiction
Elliot A. Stein, National Institute of Drug Abuse
Friday, March 14
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 127
Insider Trading and Multidimensional Private Information
Tomasz Sadzik, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, New York University
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
The Pox of Liberty: How the Constitution Left Americans Rich, Free, and Prone to Infection
Werner Troesken, Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh
Wednesday, March 19
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
Should We Bother Teaching Economic Ethics?
James Konow, Chair of Economics & Ethics, Kiel University, Professor of Economics, Loyola Marymount University
Friday, March 21
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 127
On the Hardness of Signaling
Shaddin Dughmi, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California
Monday, March 24
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
Watching a Renaissance Cartographer at Work: The Construction of Waldseemüller's Carta marina (1516)
Chet Van Duzer, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Monday, March 31
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 25
Moral Hazard in Dynamic Risk Management (Joint with D. Possamai and N. Touzi)
Jaksa Cvitanic, Richard N. Merkin Professor of Mathematical Finance, Caltech
Tuesday, April 1
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
The Persistence of Political Partisanship: Evidence from 9/11
Ethan Kaplan, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Maryland
Wednesday, April 2
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
Plague, Pollution and the Poor in late Renaissance Florence
John Henderson, Department of History, Birkbeck College
Thursday, April 3
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
Identification of Multidimensional Hedonic Models
Lars Nesheim, Senior Research Economist, University College London
Friday, April 4
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 127
Auctions with Dynamic Costly Information Acquisition
Hamid Nazerzadeh, Assistant Professor, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
Wednesday, April 9
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
Demand for Crash Insurance, Intermediary Constraints, and Stock Return Predictability (joint with Hui Chen and Sophie Ni)
Scott Joslin, Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, USC Marshall School of Business
Thursday, April 10
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
Recovery and Application of Greek Mathematics in the Renaissance and Early Modern Period
Noel M. Swerdlow, Visiting Associate in History, Caltech
Friday, April 11
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 127
Achieving Target Equilibria in Network Routing Games without Knowing the Latency Functions
Umang Bhaskar, Postdoctoral Scholar in the Center for Mathematics of Information, Computing & Mathematical Sciences, Caltech
Monday, April 14
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
Auditory Atmospherics: Noise, Environment, and Infrastructure in L.A.
Marina Peterson
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 25
The Right Type of Legislator (joint with Andrea Mattozzi)
Erik Snowberg, Professor of Economics and Political Science, Caltech
Tuesday, April 15
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
Challengers as Monitors: Implications for the Incumbency Advantage and Voter Welfare
Scott Ashworth, University of Chicago
Friday, April 18
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 127
Welfare-Maximizing Assignment of Agents to Hierarchical Positions (joint with Isa Hafalir)
Antonio Miralles, Assistant Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
2:00 pm - 
4:30 pm
Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
Samuel Quiccheberg, Museums and Cabinets of Curiosity
Monday, April 21
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 25
Collusion through Communication in Auctions (joint with Leeat Yariv)
Marina Agranov, Assistant Professor of Economics, Caltech
Thursday, April 24
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
Gossip, Centrality, and Diffusion in Social Networks
Matthew Jackson, William D. Eberle Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Friday, April 25
4/25 8:00 am - 
4/26 12:00 pm
Beckman Laboratory 24
2014 Network Science Workshop
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
Conformity and the Certificate of Discharge: Bankruptcy in Early Modern England
Ann M. Carlos, Professor and Associate Dean for Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder
6:30 pm - 
7:30 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Exploring Mars with Curiosity: Mapping, Trekking, Discovery
John P. Grotzinger, Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology, Caltech
7:30 pm - 
9:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
Kirschblüten/Cherry Blossoms – Hanami (2008)
Saturday, April 26
4/25 8:00 am - 
4/26 12:00 pm
Beckman Laboratory 24
2014 Network Science Workshop
Monday, April 28
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
The Organization of the Labor Market with Communication and Cognitive Skills
Aloysius Siow, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Toronto
Tuesday, April 29
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
Topic to be Announced
Alberto Alesina, Harvard University
Wednesday, April 30
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
Existence of Monotone Equilibria in First-Price Auctions with Resale
Charles Z. Zheng, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario
4:00 pm - 
6:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
Cars and Civilization
Jesse H. Ausubel, Rockefeller University; Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Vienna University of Technology and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Thursday, May 1
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Laboratory 24
Orbitofrontal Cortex: Beyond Value
Jonathan D. Wallis, University of California, Berkeley
Friday, May 2
9:30 am - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
BUILDING STORIES: Intersections of Writing and Architecture
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 127
The Design, Laboratory Testing, and Implementation of Large Constrained Auctions: The Victoria, Australia, Gaming Machine Auction
Charles R. Plott, William D. Hacker Professor of Economics and Political Science, Caltech
Wednesday, May 7
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
Topic to be Announced
Joel Watson, Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego
Thursday, May 8
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
A Skilful Speaker and Agitator of the Communist Intellectual Type’: How Jacob Bronowski's Wartime Security Service (MI5) File Overshadowed His Career
Lisa Jardine, Francis Bacon Visiting Professor, Caltech, Professor of Renaissance Studies, University College London, Director of the UCL Centre for ‎Interdisciplinary Research in the Humanities and Centre for Editing Lives and Letters
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Laboratory 24
Topic to be Announced
Daphna Shohamy, Columbia University
Friday, May 9
5/9 9:00 am - 
5/10 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
Lisa Jardine, Francis Bacon Visiting Professor, Caltech, Professor of Renaissance Studies, University College London, Director of the UCL Centre for ‎Interdisciplinary Research in the Humanities and Centre for Editing Lives and Letters
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 127
Topic to be Announced
Rahul Jain, Associate Professor, Kenneth C. Dahlberg Early Career Chair, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California
Saturday, May 10
5/9 9:00 am - 
5/10 5:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
Lisa Jardine, Francis Bacon Visiting Professor, Caltech, Professor of Renaissance Studies, University College London, Director of the UCL Centre for ‎Interdisciplinary Research in the Humanities and Centre for Editing Lives and Letters
Monday, May 12
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 25
Topic to be Announced
Jean Ensminger, Edie and Lew Wasserman Professor of Social Sciences, Caltech
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
Talking Sex in Early Modern England: Or, What Do Words Tell Us About the History of Sexuality?
Valerie Traub, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women's Studies, University of Michigan
Tuesday, May 13
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
Topic to be Announced
Hulia Eraslan, Johns Hopkins University
Wednesday, May 14
8:00 pm - 
9:30 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
Thursday, May 15
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Laboratory 24
Topic to be Announced
Aldo Rustichini, University of Minnesota
Friday, May 16
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 127
Topic to be Announced
Ketan Savla, Assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
Natural Kinds as Categorical Bottlenecks
Laura Franklin-Hall, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, New York University
Monday, May 19
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 25
Topic to be Announced
Matthew Elliott, Assistant Professor of Economics, Caltech
Tuesday, May 20
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
Topic to be Announced
Deborah Coen, Associate Professor of History, Barnard College, Columbia University
Wednesday, May 21
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
Topic to be Announced
Nageeb Ali, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego
Thursday, May 22
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Laboratory 24
Affective Dynamics
Wil Cunningham, University of Toronto
Friday, May 23
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 127
Topic to be Announced
Benjamin Gillen, Assistant Professor of Economics, Caltech
Wednesday, May 28
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
Topic to be Announced
Itay Fainmesser, Assistant Professor of Economics, Brown University
Thursday, May 29
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Laboratory 24
On the Evolution of Reward Signals: A Computational Just-So Story
Andrew Barto, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Monday, June 2
8:00 am - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Treasure Room
Knowledge and the Cultivation of Tastes in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
Do Players of p-beauty Games k-step Reason? (joint with Indranil Goswami and Carl Mela)
P. Richard Hahn, Assistant Professor of Econometrics and Statistics, University of Chicago
Thursday, June 5
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 25
Topic to be Announced
Alex Imas, Social Decision Science Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University