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.

Roundtable on “Foundations of Solidarity”

Roundtable on “Foundations of Solidarity” 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

In this round table event we will discuss with Hauke Brunkhorst, Stefan Gosepath, Asad Haider, Sabine Hark, Serene Khader, Stefan Lessenich, and Frederick Neuhouser. Organized…

Walter-Benjamin-Lectures with Axel Honneth on “The Working Sovereign: A Democratic Theory of the Division of Labor”

Walter-Benjamin-Lectures with Axel Honneth on “The Working Sovereign: A Democratic Theory of the Division of Labor” 723 1024 Susann Schmeisser

On June 16th, 17th, and 18th, 2021, Axel Honneth will give the Benjamin Lectures on “The Working Sovereign: A Democratic Theory of the Division of…

Rassismuskritik nach Hanau mit Vanessa E. Thompson und Serhat Karakayali

Rassismuskritik nach Hanau mit Vanessa E. Thompson und Serhat Karakayali 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

  Nach dem Terroranschlag von Hanau am 19. Februar 2020 haben vor allem die in der Initiative „19. Februar“ organisierten Opferfamilien dafür gekämpft, dass es…

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

Mindful of AI: Language, Technology and Mental Health

Mindful of AI: Language, Technology and Mental Health 1024 683 Stefanie Ullmann

Virtual Event – 01 & 02 October 2020   Workshop overview Convenors Bill Byrne (University of Cambridge), Shauna Concannon (University of Cambridge), Ann Copestake (University…

Economists in the City #7

Economists in the City #7 1024 688 Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche

Regions and Cities: Policy Narratives and Policy Challenges in the UK by Philipp McCann

Economists in the City #6

Economists in the City #6 938 792 Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche

Technology as a Driver of Agglomeration by Diane Coyle

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.

Yifei Li, Judith Shapiro, Can China Go Green? Environmental Governance in China. With Francesca Tarocco and Daniele Brombal

Yifei Li, Judith Shapiro, Can China Go Green? Environmental Governance in China. With Francesca Tarocco and Daniele Brombal 363 139 Barbara Del Mercato

19 April 2021, 2.00 p.m. CEST Yifei Li, Judith Shapiro, Can China Go Green? Environmental Governance in China With Francesca Tarocco (Ca’ Foscari University of…

Environmental Humanities Seminar and Lecture Series (V)

Environmental Humanities Seminar and Lecture Series (V) 1024 585 Barbara Del Mercato

The Center for the Humanities and Social Change continues its series of seminars and lectures revolving around the Environmental Humanities from a wide array of…

Afropean Bridges 2021 – Virtual Dialogues

Afropean Bridges 2021 – Virtual Dialogues 1024 576 Barbara Del Mercato

From April 12th to May 27th the Center for the Humanities and Social Change is going to release an important series of dialogues marking the…