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Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute
Kahn Liberal Arts Institute

The Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute supports collaborative research among Smith College faculty, students and visiting scholars without regard to the traditional boundaries of departments, programs and academic divisions. Each year the Institute supports long-term and short-term projects proposed, planned and organized by members of the Smith College faculty.

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Galileo in Perspective
This year marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of Galileo. Three upcoming events will help celebrate the anniversary, one of which will also note the 15th anniversary of the Kahn Institute in Neilson Library, with guest appearances by Galileo, Shakespeare and some of their contemporaries.

The celebration begins on October 31-November 1 with the Kahn short-term project Contested Cosmologies: Our Place in Space, which opens with a public lecture, "Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time," by renowned photographer and filmmaker Michael Benson. Read more...


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