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


2017 Presidential Scholars Announced

PSSN welcomes its third cohort of Presidential Scholars. Federica Coppola (Law) and Noam Zerubavel (Psychology, INCITE) will join the program July 2017. Continue reading


Fall 2017 Courses in Science and Society

A selection of courses offered in Fall 2017 by faculty affiliated with the Center for Science and Society is now listed on our courses page. To add a course to this list, please email scienceandsociety@columbia.edu.


Learn More: Science and Art Events in New York City

New York City is home to several exciting science and art collaborations this spring and summer. From traditional art exhibitions that explore the relationship between nature and art to interactive workshops, there’s an opportunity for everyone to explore how science … Continue reading


Learn More: Weaving, Textiles, and Technology Events in New York City

Weaving is an art and a science. In spirit of our Weaving: Cognition, Technology, Culture event next week, we curated recommendations to learn more about textiles and technology in New York City. These events explore different facets of weaving: historical perspectives of textile making, creative design, and the technology of fibers and fabric. Whether you’re an experienced weaver or new to the history of the art form, there’s something for everyone! Continue reading


“Science, Technology, and Society” Lecture Series, Fall 2016

In Fall 2016, the Center for Science and Society launched its partnership with École Polytechnique in Paris, France by co-hosting an interdisciplinary seminar series titled, “Science, Technology, and Society.” These public events took place in New York City and Paris, … Continue reading


Spring 2017 Courses in Science and Society

A selection of courses offered in Spring 2017 and beyond by faculty affiliated with the Center for Science and Society is now listed on our courses page.


2016 Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Announced

The Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program welcomes a new cohort of Scholars: two neuroscientists and one historian with projects focused on music, art, and touch. Continue reading


Registration Now Open for the Maintainers: A Conference at Stevens Institute of Technology, April 7-9, 2016

Stevens Institute of Technology is hosting a conference titled “The Maintainers” on April 7-9, 2016. The conference will feature over 40 presentations from scholars in a variety of fields. All share an interest in the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world. Continue reading


Science, Knowledge and Technology Workshop (SKAT) – Graduate Student Series

The SKAT workshop is a forum for the seminar-style presentation and discussion of graduate student work in the sociology of expertise, the sociology of professions, actor-network approaches, medical sociology, science studies, etc. The workshop is hosted by Columbia Sociology but welcomes graduate students from all institutions and disciplines. Continue reading