Cluster Leader Kavita Sivaramakrishnan’s Book Published

Kavita Sivaramakrishnan’s (Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University) new book “As the World Ages – Rethinking a Demographic Crisis” has been published by Harvard University Press. People are living longer, creating an unexpected boom in the elderly population. Longevity … 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


Conference Reports and Videos Now Available for “The Success of Failure”

The Center for Science and Society, along with its co-sponsors – Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, and Teachers College – are proud to present the event reports and session recordings from “The Success of Failure: Perspectives … Continue reading


Digital Launch of The Sphaera Project’s Website

The Sphaera Project at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin is pleased to present its new website and online database. Led by Senior Research Fellow and Research Group Leader Matteo Valleriani, the team examines knowledge system … Continue reading


Making and Knowing Project Co-Organizes Symposium in Toulouse, France

The Making and Knowing Project (a Center for Science and Society Research Cluster directed by Seth Low Professor of History Pamela Smith) has co-organized and will participate in the symposium “Du Manuscrit au Livre. L’écriture des Savoir-Faire à la Renaissance” … Continue reading


Center for New Narratives in Philosophy Volunteering Opportunities

The Center for New Narratives in Philosophy (CNNP) at the Center for Science and Society is excited to announce new volunteer opportunities and resources. On February 25, 2018, CNNP hosted “The Pedagogy of Dignity: Teaching in Prisons” workshop supported by the Marc … Continue reading


Marieke Hendriksen Awarded Visiting Fellowship Grant to the Center for Science and Society

Marieke Hendriksen was recently awarded an Aspasia talent development grant from Utrecht University to pursue a visiting fellowship with the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University. Continue reading


Launch of the History of Knowledge Blog

 The German Historical Institute has launched History of Knowledge, a blog that will “serve as a venue for the exchange of ideas and information on the history of knowledge.” The website includes visual and expository media from scholars of varying disciplines. Continue reading


Cluster Leader Christia Mercer’s Op-Ed Published By NBC News

Christia Mercer’s (Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University) op-ed piece on the value of prison literary programming has been published by NBC News. The column “Reading Gives People in Prison Hope. But Some States Want to Take … Continue reading


Ramón y Cajal Exhibit Jan 9 – Mar 31 at the Grey Art Gallery

Visitors will have the exciting chance to see the vivid illustrations of the father of neuroscience in an upcoming exhibition at the Grey Art Gallery at NYU. The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal includes around 80 live-like depictions of the brain by the renowned scientist and illustrator that are still in use today in the medical profession. Continue reading