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.

The Convergence of Social Struggles

The Convergence of Social Struggles 150 150 Susann Schmeisser

with Amna Akbar, Silke van Dyk, Manon Garcia and Romin Khan “In order to preserve or even expand the welfare state, migration must be stopped.”…

Benjamin Lectures 2022 with Nancy Fraser

Benjamin Lectures 2022 with Nancy Fraser 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

Three Faces of Capitalist Labor: Uncovering the Hidden Ties among Gender, Race and Class Nancy Fraser’s 2022 Benjamin lectures are inspired by a striking claim…

What Approach to Social Totality Does a Critical Theory Need Today?

What Approach to Social Totality Does a Critical Theory Need Today? 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

Is there still a need for a comprehensive social theory today that clarifies the interrelation and interaction of the various social spheres? In her influential…

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?

Gnosis and the Covert Theology of Antitheology: Heidegger, Apocalypticism, and Gnosticism in Susan and Jacob Taubes

Gnosis and the Covert Theology of Antitheology: Heidegger, Apocalypticism, and Gnosticism in Susan and Jacob Taubes 864 631 Tom Carlson

Friday, June 3, 3:00PM. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A This seminar discussion will treat central themes from Professor Wolfson’s recently completed manuscript on the writing and thought…

The Fetish as a Critical Term for Religious Studies

The Fetish as a Critical Term for Religious Studies 600 450 Tom Carlson

Monday, May 16, 2022 3:00-5:00PM Robertson Gymnasium 1000A Beginning from Jacques Derrida’s definition of the fetish as a ‘bad substitute,” Hammerschlag will moderate a seminar…

Neuromatic: Religion, Secularity, and the Techno-Scientific Today

Neuromatic: Religion, Secularity, and the Techno-Scientific Today 1024 867 Tom Carlson

Friday, May 13, 2022 Robertson Gymnasium 1000A This one day conference will take up themes and questions at play within and surrounding John Lardas Modern’s…

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.

A NICHE event: Christoph Mauch – Planetary Blues, American Environments and Slow Hope for the Future

A NICHE event: Christoph Mauch – Planetary Blues, American Environments and Slow Hope for the Future 1024 528 Barbara Del Mercato

Christof Mauch, Director of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, will talk about Planetary Blues, American Environments and Slow Hope for the…

The Yellow River: A Natural and Unnatural History

The Yellow River: A Natural and Unnatural History 1024 530 Barbara Del Mercato

with Ruth Mostern, Pittsburgh University The Yellow River: A Natural and Unnatural History, Online lecture More information here

Anthropocene Campus Venice

Anthropocene Campus Venice 1024 576 Barbara Del Mercato

We are thrilled to take part in a large international event taking place in Venice and online on October 11-16, 2021: the Anthropocene Campus Venice…