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Prof Gal Kaminka will speak about nanobots and Asimov at the colloquium on Jan 29

Dr Dana Zarhin will speak about the construction of disabled identities at the colloquium on Jan 1

Prof. Shai Lavi will be speaking on sperm from the dead in at the colloquium on December 11

Prof. Moshe Bar will be speaking about the proactive brain at the colloquium on November 27

Prof. Loren Graham will speak about Lysenko and Epigenetics in Russia at the colloquium on November 13

An evening in memory of Avner Goldman z"l, November 6, 17:45

Orientation Day is October 27th, 10:00AM. Looking forward to seeing you all!

Position Announcement

The Graduate Program in Science, Technology & Society at Bar Ilan University invites applications for a Lecturer/Professor in Science, Technology & Medicine Studies. We seek an outstanding scholar whose research considers science, technology and/or medicine from the mid-twentieth century forward, from a social science perspective. Responsibilities include a standard teaching load, advising and supervising students, participating in program colloquia, graduate study groups, and taking part in recruitment and admission decisions. Preference will be given to scholars with relevant disciplinary training in: STS/ST&MS, sociology, anthropology, political sciences, media studies, or communications.
 
The Graduate Program in Science, Technology & Society at Bar Ilan is Israel’s leading science studies program, and home to fifty very talented, creative and motivated graduate students. It is housed in Bar Ian’s unique Unit for Interdisciplinary Studies.
 
Preference will be given to candidates who combine a stellar record of academic research and publication with a strong commitment to mentoring students and participating in a vibrant and challenging intellectual community.

 

Applications will be considered, on a rolling basis, beginning on April 1, 2016, for a position that will open in September, 2017.   Application material should include: a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a statement describing your research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching ability (if such is available), at least one sample publication, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. For further information, or to submit a dossier, please contact Noah Efron, chairperson of the program at noahjefron@gmail.com

Prof. Orly Shenker of Hebrew University, on Non-Reductive Physicalism

 On Sunday, January 10, Prof. Orly Shenker of the Hebrew University will speak on “The Mystery of Non-Reductive Physicalism.”  The lecture will be in Hebrew, and will begin at 18:00, at the STS Students’ Center on campus.  Further information: canjlm@actcom.co.il.  Following is an abstract of the talk:

it is a prevalent view that the special sciences are not reducible to physics, and are in this sense autonomous, despite the fact that the world is fundamentally physical. This idea, called non reductive physicalism, takes it that the properties of the special sciences (such as biology or psychology) are realized by physical properties, but are not identical with them. In this lecture I shall focuses on the mysterious nature of this view and argue that it is a form of dualism.

 

Missing a grade or got any other bureaucratic problem? Call or email Noah!

Happy New Year to All!

STS@BIU Colloquium * Dr. Boaz Miller, Bar Ilan & Ben Gurion Universities, "Social Studies of Knowledge on the Internet", Sunday, Nov. 22, 18:00, STS Students' Center, Bar Ilan

STS Colloquium * Dr. Anat Ben David, The Open University, "What Does the Internet Remember of its Erased Past", Sunday, Nov. 8, STS Students' Center

 The lecture will take place in the Student Center of the Program on Science, Technology & Society, which is marked with a red arrow on this map.

The program salutes its masters graduates - rachel shaul, avraham menkes, and david lavenda, and it's PhD graduates: Orly Stettiner, Ido Hartogzohn, and Gaby Admon Rick - way to go!!!

The end of year party will take place at the "kiryat sefer" park in tel aviv on June 21 at 18:30. Hurray!

Prof Fernando Vidal will be lecturing on brain and personhood at the colloquium on June 14

Prof David Sepkoski will be lecturing on Big Data and computing at the colloquium on May 31

Dr Raz Schwartz will lecture on editorial algorithms at the colloquium on May 19

Prof Silvan Schweber will be lecturing on the quantum revolution at the colloquium on April 26

Dr. Raz Chen Morris will lecture on science and utopia at the colloquium on April 12

Dr Tamar Novick will lecture on the Holy Land in the 19th Century at the colloquium on March 22

Prof Tal Golan will be lecturing on science technology and the Jewish question at the colloquium on March 8

Prof Allen Young will participate in a social studies of medicine workshop with students on January 13

Mini-conference on Risk and Uncertainty at Beyt Hastudent, January 4 at 16:00

Dr Lea Dovev will be speaking about Leonardo Da Vinci at the colloquium on December 28

Dr Falk Muller will be speaking on Weiman physics at the colloquium on November 30

Prof Gordon Lafer will be lecturing on digitizing the classroom at the colloquium on November 16

Dr Noah Efron will lecture on Jews in science in the Twentieth Century at the colloquium on November 2

The traditional beginning-of-year party will be at Oren's place on Thursday, October 23rd - all are invited!!

orientation and registration will take place on Monday, October 20

Paul Salopek will be speaking on the National Geographic Out of Eden Project on June 8th

Prof Giuseppe Testa will be lecturing on scaling in biology and politics at the colloquium on May 11

Prof Giuseppe Testa will be holding a workshop on his double life in science and STS on May 13

Dr Lior Galernter will lecture on wikipedia at the colloquium on April 6

Benny Daon will be speaking about the workshop for public knowledge at the colloquium on March 23

Dr Nicholas John will lecture on sharing in the digital age at the colloquium on January 5

Prof Yossi Zigler will be lecturing on medieval physiognomy at the colloquium on December 29

The program meets at the annual meeting of the Israeli Society for History and Philosophy of Science in Jerusalem on December 22

Dr Oded Rabinovich will lecture on science and literature at the colloquium on December 8

Dr Lilach Netanel will lecture on "non-reading" in Hebrew literature at the colloquium on November 17

Dr Noam Yoran will lecture on the future of television at the colloquium on November 3

Dr Yuval Noah Harari will lecture on brain and consciousness in history at the opening colloquium on October 20

every one is warmly invited to the beginning of year party at oren's on the 10th of october!

orientation and registration will take place on wednesday, august 21

The end of year party will take place at the "kiryat sefer" park in tel aviv on June 19 at 18:30. Hurray!

The traditional mini TED will take place on June 9, come!

Dr Dan Nicholson will lecture on man and machine at the colloquium on May 26

Prof Mark Borrello will be lecturing on group selection on April 28

Dr. Anat Leibler will lecture on standardization at the colloquium on April 21

Prof David Kohn will be lecturing and giving a workshop on Darwin on April 14

Dr. Hillel Braude will lecture on clinical equipose at the colloquium on April 7

Dr. Jonathan Lewy will be speaking about food scares in history at the colloquium on March 17

Prof Karine Nahone will speak about the blogosphere and viral political information at the colloquium on March 3

Dr Roi Wagner will lecture on Ronsky's infinity at the colloquium on January 13

Dr/ Daniel Dor will lecture on language as a cultural tool at the colloquium on December 30

Dr. Meira Hanson will be speaking on science shops at the colloquium on December 16

Prof Yaron Ezrahi will be speaking about the decline of science in the democratic imagination at the colloquium on december 2

Michal Shochat, Genetal Director of the Social-Economic Academy, will be speaking on knowledge as an agent of siocial change at the colloquium on November 18

The Program invites applications for a Lecturer/Professor in Science, Technology & Medicine Studie

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Our Raz Chen Morris has won the Selma Forkosch Prize for the best article of the year from the prestigious Journal of the History of Ideas. An amazing honor! - Mazal Tov Raz!

Dr. David Rier will lecture on scientific expertise at the colloquium on November 4

Prof Eva Jablonka will be speaking on the evolution of consciousness at the colloquium on Oct 21

All are invited to the traditional beginning of year bash at oren's house on oct 21, 21:30

The entire program will be meeting for orientation and registration on Thursday Sept 6 at 9:45 in building 507, room 202

Mazal Tov to Amir and Orit Balaban on the birth of their baby daughter Ayala!

The traditional end-of-year part will take place at Gil Matus's home on June 21. Come party!

Prof Tamar El Or will be speaking at the colloquium on June 10

Mazal Tov to Roly Belfer and family on the birth of their son!

Prof Dani Filk will lecture on personalized medicine at the colloquium on april 29

Prof Martin Carrier will lecture on the trustworthiness of scientific expertise at the colloquium on April 22

Prof Dror Wharman will lecture on the media revolution of the late 17th century at the colloquium on April 15

Mazal Tov to Ariel Zimmerman on the approval of his doctorate!

Mazal Tov to Ilia Stambler on the approval of his doctorate!

Professor Everett Mendelsohn will be speaking on "Dolly and the Historians" at the colloquium on April 1

Prof Eli Maor will be speaking on "4000 years of the Pythagorean Theorem" at the colloquium on March 18

The annual meeting of the Israeli Society for the Hist and Phil of Sci will take place on March 11 at the Science Museum in Jerusalem

Anat Ben David will be speaking about the geopolitics of web-spaces at the colloquium on January 29

Dr. Elad Segev be speaking about the international news on-line at the colloquium on January 15

Dr. Eran Fisher will be speaking about the discourse on work in digital capitalism at the colloquium on January 1

A roundtable discussion of "whence the study of Israeli techno-science" will take place at the colloquium o December 11

Professor Nadav Davidovich will lecture on the militarization of the public health discourse in Israel at the colloquium on November 27

Dr. Anat Leibler will be speaking about classifying and defining citizenry in Israel at the next colloquium on November 13th

Good luck to our 4S delegation: Anat, Gaby, Aharon, Raz, and Galit!

Professor Tal Golan will be lecturing on the Kishon Affair at the colloquium on Oct 30th

Every one is invited to the beginning-of-year party on Oct 27 at 21:30 at Oren's

Mazal Tov to Boaz and Meital Miller on the birth of their baby daughter Nurit!

Orientation and Registration for all students will be taking place on Oct 5 at 10:00 in room 101 in the Katz building

The program wishes all its students, faculty and friends a Happy and Peaceful New Year!

Mazal Tov to Tamar Steibel and family on the birth of baby daughter Yeara!

The traditional end-of-year part will take place at Gil Matus's home on June 18. Come party!

The program sends proud congratulations to 6 new PhD's: Adi Nitzan-Zamir, Shmuel Chen. Yael Justus, Oshrit Yakne, Shiri Cohen, and Elad Lison - Mazal Tov!

The final colloquium of the year convenes on June 12th

Mazal tov to Raz on being named "excellent teacher" of 2011 by BIU. We are extremely proud!

A big mazal tov to ditza wieler-Davidi on the birth of her son Neo!

Dr Uri Sela will lecture on 18th century Jesuit science in China in the colloquium on May 29

Professor Rebecca Jordan-Young will be speaking about flaws in the science of sex differences at the colloquium on May 22

The program sends its heartfelt condolences to Raz Chen Morris on the passing of his beloved father

Professor Meir Bar Ilan will be speaking about the table of elements in Sefer Hayetsira at the colloquium on May 15

Dr Pazit Koren will lecture on the image of the scientist at the colloquium on May 1

The mini sts TED conference will take place at Dori Oryan's house on April 13

Professor Naomi Oreskes will be speaking to the program on Tuesday, April 12 at 12:00 p.m.

Professor David Lyon will be addressing our colloquium on April 3

Dr Gil Sigal will be speaking on medical technology and Jewish ethos at the colloquium on march 27

The program sends condolences to Ofir Eyal on the death of her beloved mother

The annual meeting of the Israeli Society for the History and Philosophy of Science is taking place in Jerusalem on March 6

Dr Sigal Gooldin will be speaking on reproductive technologies at the colloquium on February 20

Professor Sheila Jasanoff will be speaking to the program about STS as a discipline on January 3

A great big Mazal Tov to Talia Fried and family on the birth of baby Hillel!

Dr Boaz Miller will be speaking about scientific consensus at the colloquium on January 9

Dr Yuval Millo will be speaking on the construction of the market at the colloquium on December 26

Mazal Tov to Moshe Talesnik and family on the birth of their baby daughter Gili

Dr Sky Gross will be talking about "embraining the mind" at the colloquium on December 12

Dr Mical Raz will be speaking about Cultural Deprivation at the colloquium on November 28

Professor Yemima Ben Menachem will be lecturing on popular science at the colloquium on October 14

Professor Alexandre Metraux will be speaking on "Observing Historical Objects" at the colloquium on October 31

Prof. Leo Corry will be speaking at the first colloquium on Oct 17 about poetic license anf the history of mathematics

Here's to a great 2010-2011 to all - students, faculty, and friends!

Registration and Orientation for the entire program will take place on September 19, at 9:45, in building 605, room 101

In deep sorrow for the loss of our student and friend Avner Goldman, the program sends its condolensces to his family

The program sends its deep condolensces to Eytan Nicotra on the loss of his wife Eti

A big mazal tov to Moshe Cohen and family on the birth of Talia!

The traditional end f year party will take place at Yifat Rosenman's home on wednesday june 23, at 20:30

The final colloquium of the year will meet on June 20

Professor Jonathan Kramnick will be discussing literary Darwinism in the colloquium on June 6

The annual meeting of the Israeli Society for the History and Philosophy of Science will take place at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem on May 30

MK Dr Dov Khenin will be speaking at the colloquium on May 23rd on political campaining thru social media

Congratulations to Rony Armon on finishing his doctorate!

The Program is happy to invite the public to a conference on "Aesthetics and Science" at Bar Ilan on May 20

The social acitivist Shuki Galili will be speaking at the colloquium on May 9th on activism in social media

Mazal tov to Yifat Rosenman on the approval of her doctorate!

Israel Blechman will be speaking about social media and organizations at the colloquium on April 25

The program extends its heartfelt condolences to Rivka Meir on the passing of her father

Mazal Tov to Aharon Ariel Lavi on the birth of his daughter, Pardes Haya!

The program sends heartfelt condolences to Zehorith Mitz on the passing of her father

Dr Daniel Maman will speak about the Bank of Israel and the Inflation Obsession at the colloquium on March 21

we return to classes on tuesday, march 2. wishing us all a productive and fun second semester!

Dr Yuval Yonay of Haifa University will be speaking at the March 7 colloquium on the challenge for sociology in the age of expertise

Mazal Tov to Rachel Pear on the birth of her son in Jerusalem this week!

Wishing every one a happy and productive semester break!

Professor Oren Perez will be speaking at the colloquium on January 17 on regulating nanotechnology

Professor Sheila Jasanoff will be the guest of a student workshop at Tel Aviv University, on January 3 at 16:00

Dr Shlomo Sela will be speaking at the colloquium on December 20th on the rise of medieval Hebrew science

Professor Avidan Neumann will be speaking at the Colloquium on November 29 on Academia and Big Pharma

The Research Seminar will convene on November 22; on the agenda: Comprehensive Exam and proposals

Dr Tamar Erez will be our speaker at the upcoming colloquium on November 15

Dr Yanay Ofran will be speaking at the upcoming colloquium on November 1

The first researcher's seminar meets on Sunday, the 25th of October, at 18:00

The traditional beginning-of-year party: Thursday October 15 at 21:00 at Oren's home. All invited!

Professor Sheila Jasanoff will be conducting a workshop at Tel Aviv University on Sunday, January 3, at 16:00

Dr Oded Rabinovich will lecture on science and literature at the colloquium on December 8

Congratulations and good luck to Anat Ben David, Gaby Admon-Rick, Rony Armon, Galit Wellner, Anat Leibler and Yuval Dror who are presenting at the 4S this week in Washington!