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.

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…

International Summer School Critical Theory 2019

International Summer School Critical Theory 2019 1024 532 Susann Schmeisser

Democracy is in crisis. Various phenomena such as the electoral success of authoritarian leaders, distrust in public institutions and media, rising social tensions, neo-nationalism and…

Krise, Kritik und Zukunft des Sozialstaats

Krise, Kritik und Zukunft des Sozialstaats 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

Im Rahmen der Reihe „Critical Theory in Context“ (Lehrstuhl für Sozialphilosophie/Center for Humanities and Social Change, HU Berlin) diskutieren Claus Offe (Professor Emeritus of Political…

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

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…

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Gender, Technology

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Gender, Technology 724 1024 Stefanie Ullmann

A report of the event as well as videos of the talks can be found here. The workshop will consider the social impact of Artificially…

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Ethics, Technology

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Ethics, Technology 1024 341 CRASSH Cambridge

A report of the event as well as videos of the talks can be found here. This is the inaugural workshop of Giving Voice to Digital…

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?

With the World at Heart: Studies in the Secular Today

With the World at Heart: Studies in the Secular Today 682 1024 Tom Carlson

October 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A Based on a reading of key chapters from Thomas A. Carlson’s With the World at Heart:…

The Law and Love in Schelling’s Pauline Anthropology

The Law and Love in Schelling’s Pauline Anthropology 460 288 Tom Carlson

May 31, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A Schelling’s late philosophy is rightly held to have a strong, if not simply one-dimensional, connection to…

A Defense of Reading at the End of the World

A Defense of Reading at the End of the World 795 1024 Tom Carlson

May 13, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A In 1936, Wallace Stevens argued for the need for a poetic response to the crises of…

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.

Enrvironmental Humanities Seminar and Lecture Series. A seminar with Elizabeth DeLoughrey: The Postcolonial Roots of the Environmental Humanities

Enrvironmental Humanities Seminar and Lecture Series. A seminar with Elizabeth DeLoughrey: The Postcolonial Roots of the Environmental Humanities 1024 576 Barbara Del Mercato

Venice, October 18 – 2.00-4.00 p.m. Ca’ Bottacin (Dorsoduro 3911), HSC seminar room (1st floor) Registration is necessary: please email hsc@unive.it The Center for the…

Serenella Iovino. Enrvironmental Humanities: Istruzioni per l’uso

Serenella Iovino. Enrvironmental Humanities: Istruzioni per l’uso 800 450 Barbara Del Mercato

Venice, October 7 at 4.30 p.m. Aula A Ca’ Bottacin (Dorsoduro 3911) The Center for the Humanities and Social Change is dedicating its third year…

Tiziano Scarpa e Debora Petrina: Dove vai quando sei fuori di te

Tiziano Scarpa e Debora Petrina: Dove vai quando sei fuori di te 1003 487 Barbara Del Mercato

Venezia, 24/09/2019, alle ore 18 nell’Aula Magna dell’Ateneo Veneto uno spettacolo con testi e musiche inedite Scrive Tiziano Scarpa: “L’installazione di EDMUND DE WAAL intitolata…