This series, which is part of Caltech's visual culture
program, features conversations between artists and scholars on themes related
to art, science, and technology. Participants include contemporary artists and
scholars from different fields, from the humanities to science and technology.
The panels are organized to coincide with ongoing discussions in Caltech
undergraduate classes and are intended to be of general interest to Caltech
faculty, students, and the community at large.
Caltech and The Huntington have partnered to bring interdisciplinary research to the humanities through the Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaborations. The CHHC program is organized around an ongoing series of research projects–or "modules"–that run for two years and link the two institutions through seminars, workshops, and other coordinated activities. Read more about the CHHC program here.
This series, which is part of Caltech's visual culture program, brings together a diverse community of academics and non-specialists to discuss the broad theme of exploration, from antiquity to the present day, from new lands on Earth to other planets in our solar system.
The HPS seminars bring to campus a variety of practitioners in the broad area of the history and philosophy of science—from antiquity to the present—including the social and institutional dimensions of science, the history and philosophy of the biological sciences, neuroscience, medicine, as well as the history of exploration, the engagement with language, empirical ethics, decision making, computer science, and psychology.
This series brings to campus leading figures in literary scholarship, with the goal of enhancing the already robust conversation happening in humanities departments all over the country--about the crucial role that literature and its contexts play in representing, challenging, and educating us about our world.
Social science history seminars bring speakers to campus to discuss their research at the intersection of history and the social sciences. These talks focus particularly on work that examines the institutions and institutional changes that affect long-term social and economic development.
Caltech's visual culture program, which is funded by a grant
from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, features lectures, panel discussions, and
other programming intended to foster conversations between humanists and
scientists. Its activities are organized by HSS and other Caltech faculty in
collaboration with scholars at The Huntington, Library, Art Museum, and
The Munro lectures, established in 1974, bring scholars to HSS to share their work in a wide variety of historical studies. Recent talks have covered medieval literature, the history of consumption and waste, and the history of philosophy in quantum mechanics and mathematics.
The Caltech Writers in Residence program brings writers of fiction, poetry, and popular nonfiction to campus to meet with students, visit classes, and give public readings or talks. HSS established the series in 2014 with support from the James Michelin Distinguished Visitors fund. Read more about the series and past visitors here.