Archive for 2012

(Un)certain Boundaries: Spring 2013 Intercampus Undergraduate Symposium

December 18th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on (Un)certain Boundaries: Spring 2013 Intercampus Undergraduate Symposium

(Un)certain Boundaries: Spring 2013 Intercampus Undergraduate Symposium

Date: April 26, 2013 Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Location: 470 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley, ADA accessible Find us on Facebook The Spring 2013 Sciences and Society Symposium strives to open up lively debate around new forms of knowledge, boundary-drawing practices, and aesthetics in part by experimenting with the form that undergraduate research and… Read more

Spring Course Offerings

December 11th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Spring Course Offerings

Spring Course Offerings

The CSTMS community offers a wide range of courses in many departments, along with our own STS courses. Here is a selection of courses offered this Spring. If these look interesting to you, you will probably also like our PhD Designated Emphasis in Science & Technology Studies. Undergraduate Coursework History 30. Science & Society Monday… Read more

CFP: Is There a New Development? Symposium 5-6 April 2013

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CFP: Is There a New Development? Symposium 5-6 April 2013

The promise and politics of provincializing experts, models, and knowledge in the 21st century Abstracts due: 1 February 2013 Development, understood as a set of aspirations, an organizational field, sets of expertise, or a guiding imaginary has shifted in response to the post-colonial growth of democracy in the South, the rise of multi-stakeholder partnerships and… Read more

Fall Course Offerings

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Fall Course Offerings

The CSTMS community offers a wide range of courses in many departments, along with our own STS courses. Here is a selection of courses offered this Fall. If these look interesting to you, you will probably also like our PhD Designated Emphasis in Science & Technology Studies. Undergraduate Coursework For undergraduate courses, please visit the Townsend… Read more

Article on Academic Freedom and National Security receives attention

August 21st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Research highlights | Comments Off on Article on Academic Freedom and National Security receives attention

Futoshi Miyagi (2007) "Hours of Silence [on wall]; Science Teacher [on floor]"

CSTMS Academic Coordinator Sam Evans and former CSTMS Visiting Scholar Walter Valdivia (now at the Brookings Institution) published an article on “Export Controls and the Tensions Between Academic Freedom and National Security” in the July issue of Minerva.  The article explores the long-standing relationship between efforts to create a social contract for science that preserves… Read more

CSTMS Scholars Win IGCC Grant

August 20th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on CSTMS Scholars Win IGCC Grant

CSTMS Scholars Win IGCC Grant

Prof. David Winickoff and Dr. Samuel A. W. Evans have won a grant from the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation to host a series of workshops and a working group on the global governance issues around geoengineering and synthetic biology over the 2012-2013 academic year. Containing technologies that pose security risks has been… Read more

New STS Working Group

June 20th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on New STS Working Group

New STS Working Group

As part of building the STS community with our new crop of PhD Designated Emphasis students, we are pleased to announce the creation of the STS Working Group, and encourage you to join us. The STS* Working Group is a group of scholars brought together by shared interest in STS practices and approaches. Our research… Read more

What’s New about New Materialisms?

March 16th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

What’s New about New Materialisms?

CSTMS will be hosting our yearly graduate student-organized conference on May 4th-5th.  This year’s focus is on “What’s New about New Materialisms?”. The first day of the conference will feature faculty presentations, including two keynote addresses, and the second day will feature papers by graduate students. The social sciences and humanities have long been engaged… Read more

Live-Streaming of the CSTMS Colloquium

February 6th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Live-Streaming of the CSTMS Colloquium

Beginning in January, the Center will be streaming our Colloquium live here on our website.    For scholars and members of the public who are not able to attend our events in person, we hope you will join us virtually.  The stream will go live a few minutes before the event begins, and will stay… Read more

New course on Ethics, Engineering, and Society

January 12th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

New course on Ethics, Engineering, and Society

How can we analyze and resolve the ethical issues inherent in engineering? This seminar-style, discussion-based course developed and taught by CSTMS Postdoctoral Scholar Mary Sunderland provides an introduction to how theories, concepts, and methods from the humanities and social sciences can be applied to ethical problems in engineering. Assignments involve a combination of group and independent research projects that… Read more

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Thoughts about the medical humanities by Program members.

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Find out more about upcoming and past events sponsored by PMH.

PMH sponsors interdisciplinary courses on such topics as aging and old age, suffering, and death. See syllabi of select courses.


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