Summer Internship Application: Summer for Respect: Walmart Organizing and Oral History Project

To mark the anniversary of Freedom Summer, OUR Walmart and Columbia University's Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE) are teaming up on a program to document and the economic disenfranchisement that continues to afflict our country. Students from around the country, hand-in-hand with Walmart worker-leaders, will participate in an intensive summer of organizing and oral history documentation.
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The Columbia Center for Oral History Research Joins INCITE

In a pathbreaking move that has strengthened the Columbia Center for Oral History (CCOH), the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE) has partnered with the Columbia University Libraries in managing and administering the activities and programs of the CCOH. Under the terms of the new partnership, INCITE will have responsibility for the research, education, and outreach activities of CCOH.
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2013-14 Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellows Announced

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.

Click here for learn about the current cohort.

Click here to learn more about the program.


INCITE Research Project Included in WSJ Article

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."


Request for Proposals, INCITE Research Grants for Columbia’s Global Centers

INCITE is pleased to issue its second request for seed grant proposals to Columbia Faculty working with Columbia’s new network of Global Centers and the local and regional partners of those Centers. Through this request for proposals, INCITE seeks to leverage Columbia’s diverse intellectual capacities and resources to build a vibrant and sustainable global research program, and facilitate the emergence of Columbia as a global university.
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RWJ-HSS Hosts Short Course On Graphical Models Nov 26 and 27

This course offers an applied introduction to the theory and practice of directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) for causal inference in the observational social and biomedical sciences. DAGs are rigorous tools for thinking carefully about complicated causal problems. The two primary uses of DAGs are (1) determining the identifiability of causal effects from observed data, and (2) deriving the testable implications of a causal model.
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