“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


Making & Knowing Project Featured in Columbia Magazine

Professor Pamela Smith’s History graduate class demonstrates the science behind many of the techniques found in a 16th Century “how-to” manuscript. Continue reading


Columbia Spectator Interviews Cluster Leaders about Interdisciplinary Research and Learning

Cluster leaders Pamela Smith and Robert Pollack were featured in a recent article on interdisciplinary research and teaching at Columbia. Continue reading


London Science Museum Launches the Dana Research Centre and Library

On November 9, 2015 the London Science Museum Library re-opened as the new Dana Research Centre and Library, a valuable resource for history of science research Continue reading


New Graduate Student Series – Science, Technology, and Religion in American Reading Group

This reading group is intended for graduate students who are interested in the intersection between science, technology, and religion. See posting for meeting dates. Continue reading


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

The workshop is hosted by Columbia Sociology but welcomes graduate students from all institutions and disciplines. See posting for meeting dates. Continue reading