Walter Isaacson’s “The Intersection of the Humanities and the Sciences”
In cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and as part of the NLM’s memorandum of understanding with that agency, you are cordially invited to watch live, online, the 2014 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities.
Entitled “The Intersection of the Humanities and the Sciences,” the lecture will be delivered by Walter Isaacson, one of the preeminent biographers of our time. Isaacson is best known for his complex and comprehensive portraits of some of history’s most innovative and influential minds, including Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin. Isaacson is also the author of American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane (2009), Kissinger: A Biography(1992), and co-author of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (1986). He is currently working on a book on the innovators who helped create the digital age.
Isaacson’s lecture will take place at 7:30 pm on Monday, May 12 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Details of the free, high-definition, live-stream of the lecture will be available at www.neh.gov. The NEH is encouraging libraries and community groups to make the lecture subsequently available to encourage and facilitate discussion about the intersection of the Humanities and STEM: science, technology, engineering and math.
Read the complete NEH press release about this event here.
Jeffrey S. Reznick, Ph.D.
Chief, History of Medicine Division, NLM