We currently provide funding to four theme-focused research centers located at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the University of Cambridge, the University of California and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

CAPITALISM AND DEMOCRACY

Our economic system creates vast inequality and devastates human as well as natural resources. Our political institutions increasingly alienate those they purport to represent. We analyze the crises of capitalism and democracy, bringing the tools of social philosophy to bear on the present.

Corona Capitalism: Struggles over Nature

Corona Capitalism: Struggles over Nature 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

with Andreas Malm At first sight, the coronavirus pandemic is just another random natural disaster. On a closer look, however, the pandemic unfolds in confrontation with…

Corona im Kapitalismus: Ende des Neoliberalismus?

Corona im Kapitalismus: Ende des Neoliberalismus? 150 150 Susann Schmeisser

Mit Ulrike Herrmann und Alex Demirović Die Corona-Pandemie hält die Welt in Atem. Für wie lange noch und mit welchen gesellschaftlichen Auswirkungen ist ungewiss. Einigkeit…

Foundations of Solidarity – International Critical Theory Summer School 2020 – cancelled

Foundations of Solidarity – International Critical Theory Summer School 2020 – cancelled 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Summer School is postponed and will take place either in January or in July 2021.   Despite a widespread…

TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

The breadth and depth of technological change is impacting all areas of society and leading to unprecedented social change. What are the perils and possibilities of technology for democracy? What is the impact of technology on social cohesion and cultural diversity? Do we need a new ethics for technology? How do we respond and adapt to the pressures technology is placing on us? These are some of the critical questions addressed by the Cambridge Center

Economists in the City #3

Economists in the City #3 1020 786 Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche

From Cities to Nations: Jane Jacobs’ Thinking about Economic Expansion by Cédric Philadelphe Divry

Economists in the City

Economists in the City 758 460 Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche

When and why did the expertise and knowledge of economists become so highly valued in the world of public policy? Our blogged conference explores this question by bringing together historians of economics, economists, urban policy experts and social scientists.

Economists in the City #2

Economists in the City #2 1024 740 Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche

Cities and Space: Towards a History of ‘Urban Economics’ by Beatrice Cherrier & Anthony Rebours

FACT AND VALUE - AFTER TRUTH

How might we promote the value of facts in public life while acknowledging also the fact that such life is driven by multiple, competing, and often irreconcilable values?

This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom

This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom 1024 766 Tom Carlson

Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 2 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020 at 10 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2020 at 2 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A In…

Atmospheres and Affective Climate Change

Atmospheres and Affective Climate Change 1024 650 Tom Carlson

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 2 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A In recent years a growing number of thinkers from a variety of disciplines (e.g. philosophy,…

Hooked: Art and Attachment

Hooked: Art and Attachment 991 882 Tom Carlson

Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A Based on her forthcoming book of the same title, this talk makes a case for…

CULTURAL PLURALISM

Venice has been for centuries a crossroads of civilizations. It shows how out of pluralism comes diversity, out of diversity comes change.
The Humanities can help us imagine and bring about that change.

HSC Venice issues 5 Post-doc positions in Environmental Humanities at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, in collaboration with ECLT

HSC Venice issues 5 Post-doc positions in Environmental Humanities at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, in collaboration with ECLT 367 131 Barbara Del Mercato

The Center for the Humanities and Social Change at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, in collaboration with ECLT, issues  5 Postdoctoral Fellowships in Environmental Humanities.…

The Venice flooding of 29 October 2018 and 12 November 2019: physics, future and predictability

The Venice flooding of 29 October 2018 and 12 November 2019: physics, future and predictability 1024 1024 Barbara Del Mercato

May 28, 2020 at 5 p.m. CEST on GoogleMeet If you would like to participate, please email hsc@unive.it to receive the access link. The seminar…

Francesco Vallerani: Water, heritage and sustainable development: a new Unesco Chair at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Francesco Vallerani: Water, heritage and sustainable development: a new Unesco Chair at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice 1024 1024 Barbara Del Mercato

May 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. CEST on GoogleMeet/21 maggio ore 17 If you would like to participate, please email hsc@unive.it to receive the access…