50 Years Beyond Man and his Future
This workshop marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Man and His Future. Its project is to reflect upon on the ways of imagining futures—from the routines of risk governance to the politics of science policymaking, and from the formalized discourses of law and bioethics to the imaginaries that underlie public controversy— that have come to figure in governance of science and technology in the last half-century.
Scott F. Gilbert, the Howard A. Schneiderman Professor of Biology at Swarthmore College and a Finland Distinguished Professor of Biology at the University of Helsinki speaks on "We Are All Lichens: A Symbiotic Reconstruction of Individuality". He is the author of Developmental Biology (now in its 9th edition) and Ecological Developmental Biology, and co-author of Bioethics and the New Embryology.
Patrick Forber, PhD, a member of the Institute of the Environment and the Philosophy Department at Tufts University, shares his lecture "An Evolutionary Paradox for Prosocial Behavior" on Tuesday, January 22, 3:00 pm in SS229. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The MBL-ASU History of Biology Seminar is an intensive week with annually varying topics designed for a group of no more than 25 advanced graduate students, postdoctoral associates, younger scholars, and established researchers in biology, history, philosophy, and the social sciences. More information and an application are available on the MBL-ASU History of Biology Seminar page.
Each semester the Center for Biology and Society has a Bioethics in Film series. ASU students and faculty are encouraged to attend. Students may register for course credit. The theme for Fall 2012 is "Supererogatory".
The 9th Workshop of the Digital and Computational HPS Consortium, hosted by the Darwin Correspondence Project, is to be held in Cambridge, UK, September 5-8, 2012. Register here for the special Events.
The Center for Biology and Society is co-sponsoring a welcome reception at the Desert Botanical Gardens for Peter Raven's visit to Arizona State University. The reception is on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 6pm. On December 7th will be the Wrigley Lecture Series featuring Peter Raven. Open to the Public.
Goal: To establish a workable community-wide digital infrastructure for HPS, discuss current existing solutions, draft a plan for an architecture and establish short, medium and long term goals and programming developments.
For the fourth year, Jason Robert, the Franca Oreffice Dean’s Distinguished Professor in the Life Sciences, is turning his classroom into a movie theater during the fall and spring semesters, and the public is invited.
Welcome to the HSS local arrangements website, which is embedded within the website of ASU´s Center for Biology and Society, your local meeting hosts. We are eager to welcome our HSS Friends to the Phoenix meeting on November 19-21, 2009.
Once again the Bioethics in Film Series is showing films that are open to students and the public. This semester the theme is Death and Dying and explores the social, clinical, legal, ethical, and personal/interpersonal aspects of the process of dying, and...
The Center for Biology and Society is presenting a talk by Dr. Domenico Bertoloni Meli, Chair of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University this Friday, April 2nd at 3:30pm. Dr. Meli shares his work and speaks to students and faculty on the "Shifting Practices of Vivisection in the...