Tatjana Buklijas, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Emese Lafferton, Department of History, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Clare Hanson, Department of English, University of Southampton, UK
Mark Hanson, Medicine, University of Southampton, UK
Christophe Heintz, Department of Cognitive Science, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Eva Jablonka, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Maria Kronfeldner, Department of Philosophy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Veronika Lipphardt, University College Freiburg, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg, Germany
Maurizio Meloni, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, UK
Judit Sandor, Legal Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Mihai Surdu, University College Freiburg, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
BRIEF COURSE DESCRIPTION
This summer school will examine critically the ways in which social sciences and biology have been historically bound up, from the early 1900s until today. Social and political theories have exerted their influence on the knowledge produced in biology, while the social sciences have built their understanding of human societies by drawing on what biology could tell them about human nature. The course will examine the entangled history of these disciplines and scrutinize how scientific boundaries are drawn and maintained, and how knowledge travels across them. We will evaluate what history can teach us about these exchanges and discuss about possible joint work between social and biological scientists in the future.
Key topics of the course will include: histories of eugenics, hereditary theories and their social implications, the nature/nurture divide, uses of history in genetics and vice versa, the relationship between social science and evolutionary theory, science of development and heredity in the public domain and in policy. APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 14, 2018
Central European University's summer school (CEU SUN), established in 1996, is a program in English for graduate students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, teachers and professionals. It offers high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary academic courses as well as workshops on policy issues for professional development, taught by internationally renowned scholars and policy experts (including CEU faculty). Application from all over the world is encouraged.
Non-discrimination policy statement
Central European University does not discriminate on the basis of – including, but not limited to – race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender or sexual orientation in administering its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.