Past Colloquia

Date/Time Event Type Speaker Event
22 Sep 2016
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Dana Simmons
Associate Professor of History, University of California, Riverside
The Living Wage, 'that reproductive ferment': Science, Politics, Wages
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
28 Apr 2016
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Gretchen Gano
Associate Director of Research, CSTMS
The Megamachine: Lewis Mumford’s Critique of the Innovation Crowd
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
21 Apr 2016
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Carolyn Merchant
Professor of Environmental History, Philosophy, and Ethics, University of California, Berkeley
Autonomous Nature: The Prehistory of Chaos and Complexity Theory
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
14 Apr 2016
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Patrick McCray
Professor in the Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara
“…To Avoid the Waste of a Cultural Revolution”: Engineers & Artists in the Long 1960s
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
31 Mar 2016
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Sergio Sismondo
Editor of Social Studies of Science, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
Key Opinion Leaders: Choreographing the Pharmaceutical Two-Step
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
17 Mar 2016
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Francesca Rochberg
Professor of Near Eastern Studies Department of Near Eastern Studies and Office for the History of Science and Technology and Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology University of California, Berkeley
The Scientific Imagination in Cuneiform Antiquity
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
10 Mar 2016
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Sarah Davies
Marie Curie Research Fellow & Assistant Professor Department of Media, Cognition and Communication University of Copenhagen
Hacking Is Doing: Mundane Engagement In Hacker and Makerspaces
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
18 Feb 2016
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Nicholas Shapiro
Matter, Materials and Culture Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation
Chemo-Capital Succession in the Contemporary U. S.: From Engineered Woods to Alter-Engineered Worlds
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
3 Dec 2015
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Londa Schiebinger
The John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science; Director of the EU/US Gendered Innovations Project; Stanford University
Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
5 Nov 2015
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Malte Ziewitz
Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies; Cornell University
Spectacular Algorithms
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
29 Oct 2015
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Nicolas Rasmussen
Professor of History and Philosophy of Science; University of New South Wales. Honourary Professor of the Charles Perkins Centre for Chronic Diseases
Goofball Panic: Drug Abuse and the Politics of American Public Health Circa 1950
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
30 Sep 2015
Wednesday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Andrew Pickering
Professor of Sociology, Philosophy, and Anthropology; University of Exeter
Sketches of Another Future: Cybernetics in Britain, 1940-2000
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
24 Sep 2015
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Caitlin C. Rosenthal
Assistant Professor of History; University of California, Berkeley
Slavery's Scientific Management: Quantification on Plantations in the American South and the West Indies
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
7 May 2015
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Paul Dourish
Professor of Informatics, University of California, Irvine
Representational Materialities in the Digital
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
30 Apr 2015
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Stephane Van Damme
Professor of History of Science; European University Institute
Thinking from Things: Metropolitan Grandeur and the Emergence of Urban Archaeology in Paris and London (17th-20th centuries)
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
16 Apr 2015
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
Annemarie Mol
Professor of Anthropology of the Body; University of Amsterdam
Where is 'my eating body'? On Fluid Boundaries and Theoretical Consequences
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
19 Feb 2015
Thursday
5:00pm -7:00pm
Cloud and the Crowd
live-stream
Christian Borch
Professor with Special Responsibilities, Copenhagen Business School
Close and Apart: On Crowds and Atmospheres
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
12 Feb 2015
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
live-stream
David Guston
Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University
Understanding 'Anticipatory Governance'
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
29 Jan 2015
Thursday
4:00pm -5:30pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Rebecca Langlands
Associate Professor in Classics; University of Exeter
Greek Pasts, Greek Futures, and the Making of Sexual Science
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
13 Nov 2014
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Janina Wellmann
Junior Director, Media Cultures of Computer Simulation, Leuphana University Luneburg
Animating Embryos
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
5 Nov 2014
Wednesday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Bruno Belhoste
Professor of History, University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne
Event Canceled
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
30 Oct 2014
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Alexandra Hui
Associate Professor of History, Mississippi State University
Listening to Nature and Standardizing Sound
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
23 Oct 2014
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Jenna Burrell
Associate Professor, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley
On the Importance of Price Information to Fishers and to Economists
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
25 Sep 2014
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube David Bates
Professor and Chair of Rhetoric Department, University of California, Berkeley
Thinking Technologies: An Artificial History of Natural Intelligence
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
1 May 2014
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Dr Jessica Weir
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney
Life on the inside of Country
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
17 Apr 2014
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Andrew Pickering
Professor of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, University of Exeter
CANCELLED: Sketches of Another Future: Cybernetics in Britain, 1940-2000
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
10 Apr 2014
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
youtube Steve Woolgar
Professor of Marketing and Director of Science and Technology Studies, University of Oxford
It Could Be Otherwise: Provocation, Irony, and Limits
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
3 Apr 2014
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Edward Jones-Imhotep
Associate Professor, History of Science and Technology, York University
Malleability and Machines: Glenn Gould and the Technological Self
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
20 Mar 2014
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Elihu M. Gerson
Scholar of Sociology, UC Berkeley
Sex and the Spotted Hyena
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
20 Feb 2014
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Trevor Pinch
Professor of Science & Technology Studies and Sociology, Cornell University
Goffman, Material Performativity and the Sounds of Economic Exchange
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
6 Feb 2014
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Lochlann Jain
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University
Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
5 Dec 2013
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Carla Nappi
Associate Professor of History, The University of British Columbia
Last Night an Historian Saved My Life: Science, Sampling, and the Art of the DJ
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
7 Nov 2013
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
Lisa Parks
Professor of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Water, Energy, Access: Collaborative Research on Internet and Mobile Phone Infrastructures in Rural Zambia
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
24 Oct 2013
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Erika Milam
Associate Professor of the History of Science, Princeton University
Man the Hunted: Rethinking Aggression and Human Nature in the 1970s
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
17 Oct 2013
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Joanna Radin
Assistant Professor in the History of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
Planning for the Past: Endangerment and Cryopreservation at the Millennial Farm, Zoo, and Museum
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
3 Oct 2013
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Emilie Cloatre
Senior Lecturer in Law, Kent Law School
& Martyn Pickersgill
Senior Research Fellow in Biomedical Ethics, The University of Edinburgh
Two Special Talks on Pharmaceuticals, Science Studies, and the Law
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
19 Sep 2013
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Steven Shapin
Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University
How Does Wine Taste?: Sense, Science, and the Market in the 20th Century
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
8 May 2013
Wednesday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
youtube Bernard Lightman
Professor of Humanities, York University; Editor, Isis
Science at the Metaphysical Society: Defining Knowledge in the 1870s
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
2 May 2013
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Donna Jones
Associate Professor, Department of English, UC Berkeley
Cursed Immortality: Temporality and Crisis in Contemporary Speculative Fiction
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
25 Apr 2013
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
John Naccarato
Augmented Reality: Towards the Augmentation of a Brave New World
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
11 Apr 2013
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Rob Iliffe
Professor of Intellectual History and History of Science, University of Sussex
Self-experiment, Sex, and the Care of the Self: Newton's Private Life in the Age of the Web
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
21 Mar 2013
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
Michael Gordin
Professor, History of Science, Princeton University
The Russians Are Writing!: The Cold War Crisis of Scientific Translation
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
14 Mar 2013
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Peter Redfield
Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Beyond the Bush Pump: Microworlds of Humanitarian Design
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
21 Feb 2013
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Maurice Finocchiaro
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy (Emeritus), Department of Philosophy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The Galileo Affair and the Berkeley Para-clericals
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
24 Jan 2013
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
Brian Rappert
Professor, Sociology and Philosophy Department, University of Exeter
Estimating Ignorance: Revelations, Expertise, and Counts of the Dead
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
6 Dec 2012
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Book Launch + End of Semester Reception
Hélène Mialet
Visiting Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley, Department of Rhetoric
Book Launch: Hélène Mialet, "Hawking, Incorporated: Stephen Hawking and the Anthropology of the Knowing Subject"
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
29 Nov 2012
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Spyridon Koutroufinis
Professor, Technical University of Berlin
Between Teleology and Mechanism: A Philosopher Looks at the History of the Concept of Organism
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
1 Nov 2012
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Sven Dupré
Professor, Freie Universität Berlin
Vitreous Pursuits
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
25 Oct 2012
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
youtube Philip Campbell
Editor in Chief, Nature
Enhancing Value, Reproducibility, and Access: Challenges in Scientific Publishing
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
18 Oct 2012
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
Robert Brain
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of British Columbia
'A Medium is a Medium is a Medium': Ectoplasm and the Quest for a Supra-Normal Physiology
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
11 Oct 2012
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Jeffrey Bussolini
Associate Professor, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, CUNY-College of Staten Island
Nuclear State of Exception: Nuclear Weapons, Sovereignty, and Geopolitics/Biopolitics
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
27 Sep 2012
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Hanna Rose Shell
Associate Professor, Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
12 Sep 2012
Wednesday
6:00pm -7:30pm
Colloquium
Martin Kusch
Professor, Applied Theory of Science and Epistemology, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna (Austria)
Wittgenstein, Metrology, Certainties
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
26 Apr 2012
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Robert Brain
The University of British Columbia
CANCELLED: “A medium is a medium is a medium”: Ectoplasm and the Quest for a Supra-Normal Physiology
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
19 Apr 2012
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Hannah Landecker
University of California, Los Angeles
American Metabolism
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
5 Apr 2012
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Rachel Prentice
Cornell University
Control in the Operating Room
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
15 Mar 2012
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Emily Martin
New York University
Steps Toward an Anthropology of the Human Subject in Experimental Psychology
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
23 Feb 2012
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Vittorio Gallese
University of Parma & IIT (Italian Institute of Technology) Brain Center for Social and Motor Cognition
The Body in Aesthetic Experience: A Neuroscientific Perspective
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
16 Feb 2012
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Christopher Kelty
University of California, Los Angeles
The Fog of Freedom
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
9 Feb 2012
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Jan Golinski
University of New Hampshire
Sublime Astronomy and the End of the Enlightenment: Adam Walker and the Eidouranion
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
1 Dec 2011
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Tiago Saraiva
Visiting Assistant Professor, History Department University of California, Berkeley and Research Fellow Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon
Fascist Pigs: Genetics, Food, and Fascism
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
27 Oct 2011
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Jimena Canales
Harvard University
A Tenth of a Second
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
13 Oct 2011
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
live-stream
youtube Kristen Haring
Auburn University & Stanford Humanities Center
How to Knit a Popular History of Media
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
6 Oct 2011
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Paolo Magaudda
Università di Padova
The Worm, the Apple and the "Consumerization" of Hacking Practices and Culture
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
22 Sep 2011
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Professor Alastair Iles
Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Division of Society & Environment
"Greening" Chemistry: A Missing Affective Dimension
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
21 Apr 2011
Thursday
12:00am -12:00am
Colloquium
Professor Gillian Einstein
Situated Neurology
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
14 Apr 2011
Thursday
12:00am -12:00am
Colloquium
Professor Cathy Gere
UCSD
Utilitarian Neurology and the Reinvention of Autonomy, 1973 to 1978
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
11 Apr 2011
Monday
12:00am -6:00pm
Colloquium
Peter R. Dear
Professor of the History of Science, Department of History, Cornell University
Natural Philosophy and the Cultural Status of Reason
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
9 Mar 2011
Wednesday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
youtube Mario Biagioli
University of California, Davis
Secrecy and Openness Revisited: A Genealogy of Priority in Science
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
3 Mar 2011
Thursday
12:00am -12:00am
Colloquium
Professor Rayvon Fouché
University of Illinois
Merckx and the Machine: Governing Bodies, Banned Technologies, and the Future of Sport
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
24 Feb 2011
Thursday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Antoine Hennion
Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation Mines-ParisTech, France
From ANT to Attachment/Detachment - Bodies, Things, Collectives
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
7 Feb 2011
Monday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
youtube Mary Terrall
University of California, Los Angeles
Science in the Household: Collection and Experimentation in Eighteenth-Century Natural History
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
31 Jan 2011
Monday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
youtube Tiago Saraiva
University of Lisbon, Institute of Social Sciences
F. J. Turner for Fascists: The Circulation of Karakul Sheep and the Imperial Landscapes of Fascism
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
27 Jan 2011
Thursday
12:00am -6:00pm
Colloquium
Professor Tanja Paulitz
University of Graz, Austria
Contested Knowledge of the Mechanical Machine and the Forming of German Academic Mechanical Engineering: Gender and the Nature/Technology Boundary around 1900
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
22 Nov 2010
Monday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
David Kaiser
How the Hippies Saved Physics
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
15 Nov 2010
Monday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Peter Westwick
Aerospace and Surfing: Connecting Two California Keynotes
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
27 Sep 2010
Monday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Roshid Rashed
Arabic Mathematics and the Modern Beginnings of Mathematics: Khayyâm - Descartes
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
10 May 2010
Monday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Ken Alder
Northwestern University
The Forensic Self: Identity and Personal Identification in France
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
26 Apr 2010
Monday
4:00am -6:00am
Colloquium
Laura Smoller
Univ of Arkansas at Little Rock
From Authentic Miracles to a Rhetoric of Authenticity: Examples from the Canonization and Cult of St. Vincent Ferrer (d. 1419)
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
21 Apr 2010
Wednesday
6:00pm -8:00pm
Colloquium
Professor Alan Richardson
Carnap's Logical Empiricism as Philosophy of Science and as Analytic Philosophy, historisch-kritisch dargestellt.
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
12 Apr 2010
Monday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Rivka Feldhay
The Jesuits: Transmitters of the New Science?
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
8 Mar 2010
Monday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
J.B. Shank
University of Minnesota
Rethinking Enlightenment Science: A Media Approach
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA
1 Mar 2010
Monday
4:00pm -6:00pm
Colloquium
Lawrence Badash
UCSB
A Nuclear Winter's Tale: Science and Politics in the 1980s.
470 Stephens Hall, Berkeley CA

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