Books by Founding Director Pamela Smith Reissued

Pamela Smith’s The Body of the Artisan: Art and Experience in the Scientific Revolution has just been reissued in paperback and electronic editions. Her The Business of Alchemy: Science and Culture in the Holy Roman Empire was also recently published in a second paperback … Continue reading


Science and Subjectivity Cluster Students Develop Service Learning Course

2017-2018 has been a busy and successful academic year for the Center for Science and Society. This summer, we are producing a short newsletter series to celebrate and share all that we have accomplished! We hope you enjoyed our first issue … Continue reading


Presidential Scholar Matteo Farinella Published in American Scientist

Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience Matteo Farinella wrote an article for the July-August 2018 issue of American Scientist, discussing the communicative power of comics in science. Continue reading


PSSN Scholar Andrew Goldman Publishes Paper and Featured in Columbia News

Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience Andrew Goldman has been published in the Psychology of Music journal. Alongside co-authors Tyreek Jackson (St. John’s University) and Paul Sajda (Columbia University), Andrew published “Improvisation experience predicts how musicians categorize musical structures.” Dr. … Continue reading


2018 Seed Grants Awarded and Insights from an Awardee

The Center for Science and Society is pleased to announce its 2018 Seed Grant recipients. Projects were awarded funding to support their proposals for research, events, conferences, and workshops on interdisciplinary topics in Science and Society. This year, the Center … Continue reading


Cluster Leader Robert Pollack Collaborates with American Folk Art Museum

Science and Subjectivity Cluster Leader Robert Pollack, along with Cluster Advisory Board Member Amy Pollack are collaborating with the American Folk Art Museum and participating in the “Exploring the Poetical Sciences: The Story of Edward and Orra White Hitchcock” symposium to be … Continue reading


Center for New Narratives in Philosophy’s Christia Mercer Awarded Radcliffe Fellowship

Center for New Narratives in Philosophy Director Christia Mercer (who also serves as the Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy and on the Center for Science and Society’s Advisory Board) has been awarded a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study … Continue reading


Presidential Scholar Matteo Farinella Featured in Columbia Magazine

Presidental Scholar in Society and Neuroscience Matteo Farinella was featured in the Spring 2018 issue of Columbia Magazine. Read “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Neuron?” to find out what drew Matteo to comics and neuroscience and learn more about … Continue reading


Cluster Leader Kavita Sivaramakrishnan’s Book Published

Kavita Sivaramakrishnan’s (Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health and Interim Co-Director, Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center) new book “As the World Ages – Rethinking a Demographic Crisis” has been published by Harvard University Press. People are … Continue reading


“Revisiting Philosophy and Its Pasts” Research Cluster is now the “Center for New Narratives in Philosophy”

The “Revisiting Philosophy and Its Pasts” Research Cluster is now the “Center for New Narratives in Philosophy (CNNP).” Cluster Leader Christia Mercer, Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, now serves as Director of CNNP. She is joined by … Continue reading