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The Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology and Society

The Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology and Society is dedicated to building diverse communities for the study of technology, medicine and science in past and present societies. The activities we support are designed to contribute to building a better community because at the AJI community is the method. Learn more about the Ann Johnson Institute and our co-directors.

Upcoming Events

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November 8, 2022

Book Manuscript Workshop with Dr. Rachel Ankeny

On November 8th, 2022 the AJI welcomes Dr. Rachel Ankeny for a book manuscript workshop on In Defense of Medical Cases. Location: Spigner House.

Professor Rachel A. Ankeny is an interdisciplinary teacher and scholar whose areas of expertise cross three fields: history/philosophy of science particularly biological and biomedical sciences, bioethics and science policy, and food studies. She is an Honorary Visiting Professor in the College of Social Science and International Studies (Philosophy) at the University of Exeter (UK) and editor in chief of Studies in History & Philosophy of Science.

We are delighted to be meeting in person again, and in an unusual coincidence, many of the BMW attendees will fly to Pittsburgh to attend and even present at the Philosophy of Science Assocation's annual meeting. Stay tuned for more information about Dr. Ankey's visit, including other ways to see this scholar in action while she's on campus.

Recent Events

Emmy Noether wears a period dress and stands in front of screen with numbers

September 6, 2022

Diving into Math with Emmy Noether

The latest event showcasing the "AJI + Arts" initiative. Attendees were treated to a fascinating story in Diving into Math with Emmy Noether, a one-woman play with a rich digital arts component. Noether defied the gender constructs in early twentieth-century Europe, and in so doing, changed mathematics as we know it.

Diving into Math with Emmy Noether comes to the University of South Carolina!
A theatre performance by portraittheater Vienna.
in co-operation with Freie Universität Berlin. Director: Sandra Schüddekopf, Actress: Anita Zieher.
Sponsored by the Ann Johnson Institute.
See a preview here.
Location:Longstreet Theatre 

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