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Call for Applications: Funding Opportunities from the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

November 26th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Call for Applications: Funding Opportunities from the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

The Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine is currently accepting applications for a number of fellowships, including short-term research fellowships, dissertation fellowships (pre- and post-ABD), residencies, and postdoctoral fellowships. Specific funding opportunities are also available for scholars from Brazil, India and South Africa working in the medical humanities and the history of… Read more

Science Denial: Role of the Media (J226, Spring 2020)

November 1st, 2019  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Science Denial: Role of the Media (J226, Spring 2020)

Who denies science? Why? And how does the media perpetuate the trend? This course offers a critical look at the top instances of “science denial” to make news in the last two decades, with an emphasis on four case studies: climate change, vaccines, GMOs, and evolution. We’ll take a critical look at the term “science… Read more

Jameson Karns Interviewed by KALX 90.7FM

October 22nd, 2019  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Jameson Karns Interviewed by KALX 90.7FM

Jameson Karns, CSTMS affiliate and member of the STS D.E. program, was recently featured on “The Graduates”, a KALX radio show that highlights graduate student research at Cal. In the interview, Karns, whose research focuses on North American land management agencies and their impact on the environment, discusses the development of fire management practices in California… Read more

Morgan Ames Featured in the LA Review of Books

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Morgan Ames Featured in the LA Review of Books

CSTMS affiliate Morgan Ames was recently published in the LA Review of Books. In her article, entitled “The Smartest People in the Room? What Silicon Valley’s Supposed Obsession with Tech-Free Private Schools Really Tells Us”, Ames challenges the assumption that “techies” know what’s best when it comes to the material and ethical consequences of technology. In buying… Read more

CSTMS Awarded $25,000 to Develop New Undergraduate Minor in Science, Technology & Society

September 20th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

CSTMS Awarded $25,000 to Develop New Undergraduate Minor in Science, Technology & Society

A grant to develop and administer a new undergraduate minor in Science, Technology, and Society was recently awarded to CSTMS by the Vice Chancellor for Research’s Office. The selection committee of the VCRO Seed Fund Program found the proposal to be “thoughtful, forward looking, and a clear enhancement to the undergraduate experience at Berkeley”.  This… Read more

France-Berkeley Fund Awards Grant to the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society

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France-Berkeley Fund Awards Grant to the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society

The France-Berkeley Fund has awarded the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society funding for a bi-national collaborative project, entitled “Algebraic Language and the Algorithm: The Art of Thinking, Thinking Machines, and Machines’ Thinking”. The France-Berkeley Fund, which was established in partnership with the French Ministry of Foreign affairs, awards funding to projects that “advance… Read more

Faculty Position in History of Modern Life Sciences at Johns Hopkins University

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Faculty Position in History of Modern Life Sciences at Johns Hopkins University

The Department of the History of Science and Technology at The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor in the history of the modern life sciences with the anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The position is open to all areas of scholarship within the history of modern life… Read more

Affiliate News: Dissertation on Indigenous Proprietors Across Empires in North America

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Affiliate News: Dissertation on Indigenous Proprietors Across Empires in North America

CSTMS affiliate, Julia Lewandoski, recently filed her dissertation titled “Small Victories: Indigenous Proprietors Across Empires in North America, 1763-1891.” This dissertation makes three major interventions. First, by focusing on small polities, rather than the large Native nations that dominate eighteenth and nineteenth-century historiography, it offers an alternative to familiar narratives of military conquest, land cession… Read more

Director Mazzotti on technoscientific affordances and fascist politics in LA Review of Books

July 12th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Director Mazzotti on technoscientific affordances and fascist politics in LA Review of Books

Director Massimo Mazzotti discusses living in the grey zone in 1930s Italy in his recent article, “I Don’t Really Care. Do You?”: Scientists in the Grey Zone in 1930s Italy.  Antisemitism and colonial racism could hardly be theoretically grounded on the Mediterranean theory and yet, in the 1930s, the concept of race proved flexible enough to… Read more

Affiliate News: Co-authored Book

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Affiliate News: Co-authored Book

CSTMS affiliate, Jameson Karns has recently co-authored a book titled Carl Alwin Schenck Memoiren 1868 – 1887 – Carl A. Schenck, Sir Dietrich Brandis und Gifford Pinchot: Väter der amerikanischen Forstwirtschaft. Carl Alwin Schenck was a pioneer in conveying European ideas of forestry to North America. His teacher was Sir Dietrich Brandis, who was appointed… Read more

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