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DATA C104: Summer 2024 STS Minor Elective
May 31, 2024
ethics in data

Human Contexts and Ethics of Data- DATA/History/STS Jul 17 2024 – Aug 09 2024 TU, W, TH 2:00 pm – 3:59 pm Dwinelle 145 Class #:15608 Units:4 Instruction Mode: In-Person Read More

HISTORY 100S: Summer 2024 STS Minor Elective
Apr 26, 2024
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Special Topics in the History of Science: The History of Silicon Valley Jul 01 2024 – Aug 09 2024 TU, W, TH 2:00 pm – 4:30 pmLewis 9, UC Berkeley CampusClass Read More

HSNS 54.1: A Special Issue of Essays: Pedagogy in the History of Science and Medicine
Apr 22, 2024
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The HSNS February 2024 Issue marks the first for a new “Essays and Reviews” editorial team: Melinda Baldwin and Brigid Vance. From the Editorial Team: Henry Cowles and Chitra R Read More

Socialist Medicine 2-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Berlin
Mar 8, 2024
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The Erc Socialist Medicine research group at Humboldt University in Berlin is looking to hire a postdoctoral research fellow for two years The deadline for applications is April 17 Read More

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Algorithms in Culture

A foundational concept in computer science, algorithms – loosely defined as a set of rules to direct the behavior of machines or humans – have shaped infrastructures, practices, and daily lives around the world. The CSTMS research cluster on Algorithms in Culture explores the implications of their development and deployment in politics, media, science, organizations, culture, and the construction of the self.

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Partnership with the Forum On Climate Engineering Assessment

CSTMS has formed a new partnership with Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, an initiative of the School of International Service at American University in Washington DC. Together we will assess the social, ethical, political, and legal implications of emerging technologies that fall under the broad rubric of climate engineering (sometimes referred to as “climate geoengineering”).

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Advancing Science for Policy Through Interdisciplinary Research in Regulation

The University of California Berkeley’s Center to Advance Science in Policy and Regulation (CASPR) together with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society (CSTMS) and co-sponsors the Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI) and the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research hosted a Workshop on Advancing Science for Policy through Interdisciplinary Research in Regulation (ASPIRR). This workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program. The workshop gathered leading experts from multiple disciplines and research areas to examine innovative approaches to incorporating science into the policy making and regulatory processes for emerging technologies.

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Arts + Science in Residence

The Art+Science in Residence program will host artists by invitation drawn to collaboration, interested in interdisciplinary art, science and technological dialogue, and open to developing new working methods and research techniques. While the Center allows room for variance, residencies typically unfold over two years and include both an exploratory and project-development phase. The program allows for artists to embed within the unique culture of the Center and UC Berkeley and its environs. The program affords access to a dynamic and diverse community of scholars, visitors, staff, and provides opportunities for cross-pollination with a broad public.

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