May 27, 2020[news]
We are now accepting applications for non-stipendiary fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please find more complete information here. The application deadline is January 31, 2021.[news]
Read Prof. Jasanoff’s latest on the pandemic: “Pathologies of Liberty: Public Health Sovereignty and the Political Subject in the Covid-19 Crisis” in Droit, Sciences, and Technologies.[news]
Please join us for “Testing Times for Constitutional Democracy,” the second STS@Tea event. This moderated panel discussion will take place Thursday, Dec. 3, 3:30-5pm EST. Please register for this Zoom event here. More info on this panel can be found here.[news]
Trust in Science Project, a collaboration between STS@Harvard and the Harvard Data Science Project, presents A Roundtable on “Trust in Science, Trust in Democracy” on Monday, Dec. 7, 1-2pm EST. Please register here on Zoom. You can find an event abstract here.[news]
Former STS fellow Igo Hartogsohn tells of the social, historical, and cultural forces that forged America’s psychedelic experience of the 1950s and 1960s in his new book, American Trip: Set, Setting, and the Psychedelic Experience in the Twentieth Century, recently published by MIT Press.[news]
The STS Program will hold a Virtual Open House at 4:30-6pm EDT on Thursday, October 29, for current and prospective STS Secondary Field members and all others interested in the intersections between science, technology and society. Hear from affiliated faculty, learn more about the STS Secondary Field, and explore resources available for furthering your engagement with STS from any disciplinary perspective. Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend. Zoom link to be sent the day before the event.
MIT Press recently published STS Fellow Zara Mirmalek‘s book, Making Time on Mars, an examination of how the daily work of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rovers was organized across three sites on two planets using local Mars time. The book grew out of her work as part of the mission team.[news]
Submissions are welcome for the new STS & Crisis online media project. These can be short written pieces or interviews. Read the CFP.[news]
Prof. Jasanoff was recently awarded an NSF RAPID Grant for “A Comparative Study of Expertise for Policy in the COVID-19 Pandemic” in conjunction with Prof. Stephen Hilgartner at Cornell.[news]
STS Fellow Sam Weiss Evans recently published a Policy Forum in Science on “Embrace Experimentation in Biosecurity Governance” with 17 co-authors, calling for the value in an experimental approach to governance. Read more.[news]
Three graduating seniors took home the honors in the 10th annual Undergraduate STS Essay Prize Competition. Eve Driver’s Narrating Apocalypse: Cape Town’s “Day Zero” and the Politics of Climate Change Attribution was the winner. Leena Ambady’s Environmentalists Against Science?: The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition and the Recombinant DNA Threat and Sandra Ojeaburu’s Deconstructing Medicalization: The Collision of Birthing Modalities in Black Maternal Health earned honorable mentions.