The Center for Science and Society brings together scholars and practitioners in the social and natural sciences, humanities, law, medicine, and the arts to engage in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach. The Center works across traditional boundaries of knowledge and aims to enhance public understanding of science in relation to pressing social concerns.
April 5-8: WEAVING: COGNITION, TECHNOLOGY, CULTURE CONFERENCE will address the economic, social, and cultural significance of weaving, and also broader issues about craft as cognition, innovation in craft, and the role of “traditional” crafts in the modern era. Open to the public; RSVP today!
April 21-22: EVIDENCE: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONVERSATION ABOUT KNOWING AND CERTAINTY brings together academic scholars, public policy makers, non-governmental advocates, and media experts to examine the use of evidence within and across the disciplines.
April 24-25: BIODIVERSITY AND ITS HISTORIES WORKSHOP. A collaboration with the New York Botanical Garden, the workshop will further a historical examination of the concept of biodiversity and the continuing debate around protection and preservation.