Center for Science and Society End of Year Newsletter

The Center for Science and Society is pleased to present its End of Year Newsletter which includes information and reviews about Center activities in the 2016-2017 academic year and offers a preview of upcoming events in Fall 2017. To read … Continue reading

Center for Science and Society Welcomes Four New Postdoctoral Scholars

The Center for Science and Society welcomes four new postdoctoral scholars in two of its programs: The Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program welcomes 2017 Scholars Federica Coppola and Noam Zerubavel. The two incoming postdoctoral scholars were selected from a highly competitive pool … Continue reading

Columbia’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library Acquires Seminal Astronomical Texts

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University recently acquired two astronomical texts by Caroline Lucretia Herschel and Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora. Continue reading

Summary Report for “Weaving: Cognition, Technology, Culture,” April 5 – 8, 2017

Over the course of five days, the WEAVING: COGNITION, TECHNOLOGY, CULTURE (April 5 – 8) conference at Columbia’s Center for Science and Society brought together artisans, researchers, scholars and curious visitors to explore the art and science of weaving. Continue reading

Summary Report for “Evidence: An Interdisciplinary Conversation about Knowing and Certainty,” April 21 – 22, 2017

Spanning two days in April 2017, academic scholars, public policy makers, non-governmental advocates, and media experts gathered to attend Evidence: An Interdisciplinary Conversation About Knowing And Certainty, sponsored by the Center for Science and Society (CSS) and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) at Columbia University. Continue reading

2017 Interdisciplinary Seed Grants Awarded

The Center for Science and Society awards Seed Grants to five interdisciplinary projects led by faculty from a diverse range of departments at Columbia University, including psychology, journalism, political science, sociology, and history. Continue reading

Nature Inspires Fashion at the “Force of Nature” Exhibit at The Museum at FIT, May 30 – Nov 18

Nature has inspired both art and fashion for hundreds of years. In Force of Nature, more than 95 objects from MFIT’s permanent collection are placed within a context of period philosophies and scientific literature in order to demonstrate this deep interconnectedness. Until November 18 at the Museum at FIT. Continue reading

Biodiversity and Its Histories Exhibition Comes to a Close

Deborah Coen, Professor of History at Barnard and the leader of the Environmental Sciences and Humanities Cluster, integrated her teaching and research around the theme of “Biodiversity” over the course of the 2016-17 academic year. In Professor Coen’s seminar on the “History of Environmental Thought,” students’ final project was a public exhibition about the history of biodiversity. Continue reading

Call for Applications: Project Manager, Center for Science and Society

The Center for Science and Society seeks a Project Manager to support activities, events, research, and administrative duties of the Center. Continue reading

CSS Sponsored Course on Archeological Illustration is Profiled by Columbia to the Core

Columbia to the Core recently featured an archaeological illustration course that was funded by the Center for Science and Society. Continue reading