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CSTMS Celebrates Undergraduate STS Research

May 22nd, 2020  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

CSTMS Celebrates Undergraduate STS Research

Undergraduate students advised by CSTMS Research Fellow Ashton Wesner presented their groundbreaking STS-themed projects in a symposium organized by Dr. Wesner and sponsored by CSTMS on Monday, May 4th, 2020. With topics ranging from the politics of environmental clean-up sites to the poetics of dance, these remarkable students have undertaken major research for class projects… Read more

HSNS at 50!

April 24th, 2020  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

HSNS at 50!

This special issue commemorates the fiftieth volume of the Historical Studies of Natural Sciences. It is also the first issue under the new HSNS Editorial Board Chair Erika Milam. In the introduction to “Looking Backward, Looking Forward: HSNS at 50”, Milam writes: “With this issue, Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences celebrates the fiftieth volume…. Each subsequent appellation and each… Read more

Elena Conis, CSTMS Faculty Affiliate, on the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 10th, 2020  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Elena Conis, CSTMS Faculty Affiliate, on the Coronavirus Pandemic

CSTMS Faculty Affiliate Elena Conis has given a number of interviews over the past month about COVID-19. She notes that the pace of this pandemic has been “unprecedented historically”.  According to Conis, globalization, urbanization and the nature of the virus itself account for its exceptional pace.  Some of her interviews are with ABC-7 News and the National Post.  She has been… Read more

CSTMS Faculty Affiliate Elena Conis on COVID-19 in Time Magazine

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CSTMS Faculty Affiliate Elena Conis on COVID-19 in Time Magazine

In her Time Magazine article, Conis examines past disease outbreaks like the cholera epidemic of 1832, the bubonic plague of 1900 and, one of the deadliest pandemics, the flu of 1918.  She concludes:  “Each epidemic takes place in its own context. The state of trade in New York in 1832—as well as the city’s infrastructure, wealth,… Read more

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

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

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

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


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