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.

Enteignen und dann? (ein Gespräch mit Sabine Nuss und Hans-Jürgen Urban)

Enteignen und dann? (ein Gespräch mit Sabine Nuss und Hans-Jürgen Urban) 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

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Die Krise der Sorgearbeit überwinden (ein Gespräch mit Frigga Haug und Julia Fritzsche)

Die Krise der Sorgearbeit überwinden (ein Gespräch mit Frigga Haug und Julia Fritzsche) 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

Über Sozialismus reden #2 Für einen kurzen Augenblick konnte es so scheinen, als habe die Corona-Pandemie endlich das breite gesellschaftliche Bewusstsein dafür geschaffen, wie wichtig…

#DemocratizingWork (with Neera Chandhoke, Isabelle Ferreras, Lisa Herzog)

#DemocratizingWork (with Neera Chandhoke, Isabelle Ferreras, Lisa Herzog) 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

#DemocratizingWork “Working humans are so much more than ‚resources‘. This is one of the central lessons of the current crisis.“ The worldwide political call of several thousand…

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.

Metropolitan Asia: Cities-to-come in Metropolitan Asia

Metropolitan Asia: Cities-to-come in Metropolitan Asia 1024 529 Barbara Del Mercato

The Center for the Humanities and Social Change is happy to collaborate with Ocean Space for the next event  in its “Environmental Humanities Seminar and…

Culture d’acqua e strumenti digitali per la sostenibilità ambientale: dai progetti alla Cattedra UNESCO

Culture d’acqua e strumenti digitali per la sostenibilità ambientale: dai progetti alla Cattedra UNESCO 1024 426 Barbara Del Mercato

We are happy to share news of an online lesson (in Italian) on “Water cultures and digital tools for environmental sustainability”, organised by the UNESCO…

Andrea Gessner e Michele Luzzatto: Scienza e ambiente agli occhi dell’editoria italiana

Andrea Gessner e Michele Luzzatto: Scienza e ambiente agli occhi dell’editoria italiana 1024 638 Barbara Del Mercato

La serie di incontri dedicati alle Scienze umane ambientali prosegue facendo il punto sull’editoria italiana e il suo rapporto con i temi  legati a scienza…