Thought Gallery: Three Virtual Events To Keep You Busy This Week

Consider these recommendations for upcoming virtual talks, readings and more in and around New York City:

Maesters, Greyscale, and Milk of the Poppy: Medicine in ‘Game of Thrones’
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m.
Morbid Anatomy
Live stream only
“If a physician from 15th-century England were to find themselves transported to Westeros, would they find the medical landscape familiar?” That’s the premise of an illustrated lecture that looks at the real remedies of medieval and early modern Europe. Rare book librarian Elisabeth Brander leads the way ($8).

Turning Points: Joseph Stiglitz and Thomas Piketty in Dialogue
Thursday, Sept. 10 1 p.m.
Columbia University
Live stream only
Are we finally at a turning point for economic inequality? Hear two Nobel Prize winners hash it out as Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz look at “the COVID-19 pandemic and global economic insecurities, racial disparities and protests, the weakening of democracy, and the U.S. presidential election” (free).

Table of Silence Project 9/11

Friday, Sept. 11, 7:55 a.m.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Live stream only
Mark the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks by attending or livestreaming the annual Table of Silence Project, a free outdoor dance performance that pays tribute to the 9/11 victims and prays for peace and healing (free).

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