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.

Borders and Solidarity in Times of Corona

Borders and Solidarity in Times of Corona 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

with Manuela Bojadžijev and Muhammad al-Kashef, moderated by Robin Celikates While the coronavirus pandemic in a way affects us all, recent developments have made it…

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…

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 #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

Economists in the City #5

Economists in the City #5 1024 649 Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche

Urban Agglomeration, City Size and Productivity: Are Bigger, More Dense Cities Necessarily More Productive? by Ron Martin

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.

Environmental Humanities: A View from Venice – Virtual Dialogues

Environmental Humanities: A View from Venice – Virtual Dialogues 1024 890 Barbara Del Mercato

From July 7 until July 31, every day Monday through Friday at 6.00 p.m. (Italian time), the Center for the Humanities and Social Change (HSCVenice)…

Anna Antonova: The Maritime Anthropocene: Social, Environmental and Political Change on the Coast

Anna Antonova: The Maritime Anthropocene: Social, Environmental and Political Change on the Coast 1024 1024 Barbara Del Mercato

June 18, 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…

Gabriella Giannachi: Performing Nature: Redefining Ecological Practice in the Era of Climate Change

Gabriella Giannachi: Performing Nature: Redefining Ecological Practice in the Era of Climate Change 1024 1024 Barbara Del Mercato

June 11, 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…