This two-day course will familiarize participants with a range of ethnographic interviewing techniques and provide orientation to those techniques most appropriate for particular research questions and approaches. The course is March 6 & March 7. Applications due Friday, February 28.
The Mellon Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellows program, organized by INCITE and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is pleased to announce its cohort of 13 new fellows for the 2013-14 academic year. Members of the cohort span the social sciences, humanities, and life and behavioral sciences.They will join seven returning Mellon fellows from the 2012-13 cohort.
The Wall Street Journal highlighted INCITE's participation in a $2.6 million plan to digitize the New York Philharmonic's archives. The Research Project, Subscribers to the New York Philharmonic, 1842-Present, is overseen by Prof. Shamus Khan.
The article describes the project that analyzes "the orchestra's subscriber lists to create a database mapping New York's elites in the seats of the concert hall" in order to better understanding New York's "evolving social life."
"What if we knew who'd gone to the Philharmonic over the last 150 years—where they sat, who sat around them, what concerts they went to—and we knew where they lived in the world?" Khan told the Wall Street Journal. "We think that can tell us a lot."
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We have recently launched an initiative to bring together a diverse group of New York-based leaders and change agents and equip them with tools to use oral history in service of their mission. The program, entitled Telling Lives, has already convened two workshops attracting 30 advocates from organizations like Picture the Homeless and Make the Road-NY.
In September 2010, the Columbia University H&SS site (a partnership of INCITE and the Mailman School of Public Health) funded the seed grant "Linking spatial and social environment for population health." The study, made possible through the 10-month grant, was featured in the January 2012 Special Issue of Social Networks. The article "Capturing context: Integrating spatial and social network analyses," was co-authored by jimi adams (Cohort 5), Katherine Faust and Gina Lovasi (Cohort 4). Click here to read the article.
Exploring the increasing prevalence of autism, The Los Angeles Times cited Peter Bearman's research into the environmental causes of autism. Bearman's research analyzes state data, finding that children who live near somebody with autism were more likely to have the diagnosis themselves. Bearman estimates that the influence of neighbors alone accounts for 16% of the growth of autism cases in the state developmental system between 2000 and 2005.