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


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