Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard|
The STS Circle at Harvard meets weekly during the academic semester. All Meetings will take place on Mondays, from 12:15–2 pm, at Maxwell Dworkin, 33 Oxford Street, Room 119, unless otherwise noted. Sandwich lunches are provided. Please RSVP to email@example.com by Thursday noon the week before.
Bridget Hanna (Harvard, Anthropology)
The Anthropologist and the Conspiracy Theory: Suspicion and Research after Bhopal
Daniel Kevles (Yale, History)
A, B, Seeds: Advertising, Branding, and IP in an Emergent Industry
Shobita Parthasarathy (University of Michigan, Ford School)
Making Democracy in the Patent System: Comparing the Life Form Patent Battles in the US and Europe
Alvaro Santana-Acuña (Harvard, Sociology)
The Three Sides of a Nation-State: Cadastral Triangulation and the Making of Modern France
Adam Bly (Seed Media Group)
A New Narrative for Science in America
Yanni Loukissas (Harvard, Berkman Center)
Data Narratives of the Arnold Arboretum
David Keith (Harvard, SEAS)
What we can learn from the failure of climate policy
James Bergman (Harvard, History of Science)
Working on Climatic Time: Climatology and Labor Practices in Postwar Industrial Agriculture
Sherry Turkle (MIT, STS)
The Dystopian Presented as the Utopian: Does the Internet lead us to forget what we know about life?
Nate Towery (MIT, STS)
(Not) Getting from Us to We: Expertise as a roadblock to change in U.S. environmental organizations
Andrew Barry (University College London, Human Geography)
Interrogating the Anthropocene
S.M. Amadae (University of Ohio, Political Science)
Imagining the Neoliberal Subject: Nuclear Deterrence and the Prisoner's Dilemma
Once a semester, the STS Program, with co-sponsorship from other local institutions, hosts an installation in its Science and Democracy Lecture Series.
Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
This conference concerns the recent innovations and insights for the study of ontologies and socialities engendered through the “species turn” -- that is, the intellectual turn to, and reflection upon, life beyond the human species in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Emerging over the last few decades of the 20th century, the species turn developed (1) from a diverse array of analytical and theoretical formations concerned with aspects of the nonhuman (animate and inanimate), including actor-network theory, affect theory, animal studies, assemblage theory, the new materialism, and systems theory; and (2) in productive tension with a parallel intellectual development -- posthumanism -- articulated through such innovative theoretical work as Katherine Hayles’ How We Became Posthuman and Cary Wolfe’s What Is Posthumanism? While all approaches hold their own particular aims, objects, and methodologies, they urge us to consider that we, humans, are not alone. That is, we live in a world populated by and constituted through life forms and forms of life beyond the human. And as such, we must critically reconsider who “we” are in terms that challenge the limitations and dangers of anthropocentrism. Watch the keynotes here and here.
Co-sponsored by the Harvard Program on Science, Technology, and Society (STS), the Harvard Department of Anthropology, the MIT Department of Anthropology, the Harvard Political Ecology Working Group (PEWG), and the Harvard Divinity School.
Join the STS Program as a Non-Stipendiary Research Fellow for 2014-2015! Apply by January 31, 2014.
TheSTS Next 20 web portal is now live! Visit the site for vignettes, perspectives, and a map of current STS training centers.
Sheila Jasanoff's essay collection, Science and Public Reason, is now available in paperback from Routledge.
STS Fellow Zara Mirmalek is conducting fieldwork aboard the E/V Nautilus as part of her National Science Foundation funded research project. You can watch a live feed of the ship and the ongoing research here.
Missed our recent Science and Democracy Lecture with Paul Nurse? The video is now available here.
STS Fellow Ruha Benjamin's vignette, "Beyond Tokenistic Inclusion; Science, Citizenship, and Changing the Questions" is up on the Huffington Post!