Call for Applications: Course Development in Science and Society

ELIGIBILITY: Core Lecturers and tenured or tenure-track faculty at Columbia University (including Barnard) in any discipline. (see Proposal Instructions for further details). AMOUNT: $3,000 research allowance to be used for the development and teaching of the course over the following … Continue reading


Summary Report for “Weaving: Cognition, Technology, Culture”

Over the course of five days, the WEAVING: COGNITION, TECHNOLOGY, CULTURE conference at Columbia’s Center for Science and Society brought together artisans, scientists, scholars and curious visitors to explore the world of weaving. Together, they addressed a wide range of … Continue reading


Summary Report for “Evidence: An Interdisciplinary Conversation about Knowing and Certainty”

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


VIDEO: Weaving: Cognition, Technology, Culture, April 5-8, 2017

Numerous faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and members of the public attended the Weaving: Cognition, Technology, Culture conference, which took place at Columbia University over four days at the beginning of April. The interdisciplinary event comprised weaving demonstrations, and featured an … 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