Videos from "Science and Technology Studies: the Next 20 Years"

This past April Harvard’s Program on Science, Technology and Society hosted a conference “reflecting on the past twenty years of STS graduate study, and looking ahead to the next twenty.”  As the organizers explained in the meeting abstract:

“The meeting is in part a stock-taking. After two decades of increased
public funding for STS, what can we say about


Talking Brains: Problems and Perspectives of the Neurosciences

The lectures from yet another conference on neuroscience/culture are available online.  The conference “Talking Brains: Problems and Perspectives of the Neurosciences,” took place on December 3 and 4, 2010 at the Einstein Forum in Potsdam.  Below I reproduce the titles and abstracts of the talks, along with links to the audio recordings.  To hear the talks, press the …


Nikolas Rose, “Governing Conduct in the Age of the Brain”

On March 29, 2011, Nikolas Rose gave a talk here at the University of Chicago entitled “Governing Conduct in the Age of the Brain.” The lecture, which was co-sponsored by the Clinical Ethnography Workshop, the Nicholson Center for British Studies, the Department of Political Science and the Medicine, Body, and Practice Workshop, is available for viewing in its entirety below.…


SPA Panel on Political Subjectivity – April 1, 2011, Santa Monica

This article is part of the series:
The biennial meeting of the Society for Psychological Anthropology this year took place from March 31 to April 3 in Santa Monica, California. Below you will find audio recordings of a panel myself and Byron Good had put together on the topic of political subjectivity. Terry O’Nell requested that her presentation not be published here due to ethical concerns regarding …

Interviews with Marilyn Strathern on the AAA blog and elsewhere

On the AAA’s blog, Virginia Dominguez continues her series of “Inside the President’s Studio” interviews with a conversation with Marilyn Strathern.  As in previous interviews in this series (which have included Carolyn Sargent, Joao Biehl and Agustin Fuentes) the audio of the conversation is accompanied by the text of Strathern’s answers to a few …


Personhood in a Neurobiological Age – the LSE symposium

Following up on my post last week about the “Neurosociety” conference, I wanted to mention yet another recent symposium on neuroscience and society which you can now listen to online.  This was called “Personhood in a Neurobiological Age,” and it was held last September at LSE as the final event in the “Brain, Self and Society” project which was located …