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.

Re-Thinking Socialism

Re-Thinking Socialism 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

Against the background of failed state socialisms and the crisis of socialism in Latin America, the term “socialism” was long frowned upon when it came…

50 Years on: New Readings of Adorno

50 Years on: New Readings of Adorno 800 800 Susann Schmeisser

Bei der Frankfurter Adorno-Konferenz 2003 konstatierte Axel Honneth eine „dramatische Abkehr“ von Adornos Philosophie und beklagte das Fehlen eines „vitalen, spannenden Forschungsmilieus“. Davon kann heute…

Walter-Benjamin-Lectures 2019

Walter-Benjamin-Lectures 2019 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

This June, the Humanities and Social Change Center Berlin will launch its new event format, the annual Walter-Benjamin-Lectures. The Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor inaugurates the…

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

When Does Explaining Become Explaining Away? Compassion, Justification and Exculpation in Social Research

When Does Explaining Become Explaining Away? Compassion, Justification and Exculpation in Social Research 795 599 Federico Brandmayr

The Expertise Under Pressure project hosted its first workshop on 27 September 2019 at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH)…

Fact-Checking Hackathon

Fact-Checking Hackathon 1024 684 Stefanie Ullmann

Fact-Checking Hackathon 10 January 2020, 10:00 – 12 January 2020, 16:00 Room LR4, Baker Building, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge,Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ…

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Society, Technology

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Society, Technology 1024 647 Stefanie Ullmann

This workshop, the third in a series on the future of artificial intelligence, will focus on the impact of artificial intelligence on society, specifically on…

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.

Amitav Ghosh returns to Venice for Gun Island

Amitav Ghosh returns to Venice for Gun Island 1024 576 Barbara Del Mercato

Venice, January 29 at 5.30 p.m. Aula Magna Ca’ Dolfin,  (Dorsoduro 3825D) Amitav Ghosh returns to Venice for the new event in our “Environmental Humanities…

Marco Armiero. Storia ambientale, ovvero come godersi un po’ di riconoscimento accademico senza essere (troppo) disciplinati

Marco Armiero. Storia ambientale, ovvero come godersi un po’ di riconoscimento accademico senza essere (troppo) disciplinati 1024 576 Barbara Del Mercato

Venice, January 13 at 4.00 p.m. Aula A Ca’ Bottacin (Dorsoduro 3911) A new event in our “Environmental Humanities Seminar and Lecture Series”: a lecture…

Reframing Ecofeminism in a Posthuman Era: A seminar with Alessandra Chiricosta

Reframing Ecofeminism in a Posthuman Era: A seminar with Alessandra Chiricosta 1024 576 Barbara Del Mercato

Venice, December 10 – 2.00-4.00 p.m. Ca’ Bottacin, Dorsoduro 3911 (map), HSC seminar room (1st floor) Registration is necessary: please email hsc@unive.it The next seminar…