Colloquia

Colloquia are weekly events with an invited speaker.  They are often live-streamed, and you are welcome to watch when they are.

Upcoming events

Date/Time Event Type Speaker Event
8 Nov 2018
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Suman Seth
Associate Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race, and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
29 Nov 2018
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Virginia Eubanks
Associate Professor of Political Science, University at Albany, SUNY
Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor
Banatao Auditorium, Berkeley

 

Past Colloquia

Date/Time Event Type Speaker Event
11 Oct 2018
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Elena Aronova
Assistant Professor of History of Science at UCSB
The Past Futures of the History of Science: the Many Worlds of Nikolai Vavilov
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
27 Sep 2018
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Book Launch
Caitlin Rosenthal
Assistant Professor, U.C. Berkeley Department of History
& David Henkin
Professor, U.C. Berkeley Department of History
Book Launch: Caitlin Rosenthal's Accounting for Slavery
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
19 Apr 2018
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Hector Postigo
Associate Professor of Media & Communication and Media Studies & Production, Temple University
Resisting the Digital Labor Management Robot : Learning to Game The YouTube Search Algorithm from Video Game Commentary Makers
190 Doe Library, Berkeley, CA CA
12 Apr 2018
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Judy Wajcman
Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics; 2017-2018 Mellon Foundation Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
The Digital Architecture of Time Management
190 Doe Library, Berkeley, CA CA
5 Apr 2018
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Henry Cowles
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
When Science Was a Habit
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
22 Mar 2018
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Florence Hsia
Professor of History of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Problem of 20(k): What's Chinese Astronomy Good For?
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
15 Mar 2018
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Deborah Coen
Professor of History, Yale University
Climate Science in the Age of Empire
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
1 Mar 2018
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Zeynep Tufekci
Associate Professor of the School of Information and Library Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Power of Algorithms and Algorithmic Power: Conceptualizing Machine Intelligence and Social Structure
190 Doe Library, Berkeley, CA CA
15 Feb 2018
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Chad Wellmon
Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature, University of Virginia
The University as Technology
190 Doe Library, Berkeley, CA CA
25 Jan 2018
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Elena Conis
Professor at the School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley
& Aimee Medeiros
Assistant Professor of History of Health Sciences, UCSF
Vaccination, Culture, and Politics Since the Sixties
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
30 Nov 2017
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Nasser Zakariya
Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
Final Stories, Scientific Syntheses
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
16 Nov 2017
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
youtube Shobita Parthasarathy
Associate Professor, Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan
Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
27 Oct 2017
Friday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
youtube Donald MacKenzie
Professor of Sociology, University of Edinburgh
Jitter: “Making,” “Taking,” and How Trading Algorithms Interact
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
12 Oct 2017
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
youtube Natasha Schüll
Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
Algorithmic Selves: Sensor Technology and the Mediation of Sentience
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
28 Sep 2017
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
youtube Safiya Umoja Noble
Assistant Professor in the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California
Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
18 Sep 2017
Monday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
youtube Evan Michelson
Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
& Ann Keller
Associate Professor, Health Policy & Management
Emerging Technologies and the Role of NGOs: Exploring Anticipatory Governance in Practice
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
27 Apr 2017
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
youtube Rebecca Lemov
Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University
The Shadow of Brainwashing: A Short History of Coercive Interrogation from the Cold War to the War on Terror
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
26 Apr 2017
Wednesday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
youtube Dr. Jack Stilgoe
Senior Lecturer, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London
Machine Learning, Social Learning and Responsible Innovation in Self-driving Cars
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
13 Apr 2017
Thursday
5:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Eden Medina
Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing, Affiliated Associate Professor of Law, and Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington
Technology and Forensic Evidence Chilean Human Rights Investigations
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
4 Apr 2017
Tuesday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Elizabeth Roberts
Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Michigan
What Gets Inside: Violent Entanglements and Toxic Boundaries in Mexico City
Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, Berkeley CA

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