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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

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

September 6, 2022

Diving into Math with Emmy Noether

For the latest event showcasing the "AJI + Arts" initiative, we are hosting a play on campus on September 6, 2022  at 7:30 p.m. with a Q&A session from 8:45-9:30 p.m. Attendees will be treated to a fascinating story in Diving into Math with Emmy Noether, a one-woman play with a rich digital arts component. Come see how Noether defied the gender constructs in early twentieth-century Europe, and in so doing, changed mathematics as we know it. Location and ticketing details are TBA.

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.

Parking: To park near Longstreet Theatre, get there a bit early. First you can try street parking, then at Drayton Hall there are about 30 spots open by early evening. Finally, play attendees can park in the Bull Street visitor parking, but you will have to walk across part of campus (in front of the library) to get to Longstreet Theatre.

Longstreet Entry: You might think that walking up the beautiful front staircase and into the front door is the best way to get to the theatre space. Surprisingly, it isn't! To enter the theatre, you will want to go to the courtyard of the theatre.

Rachel Ankey with pixie cut hair standing at podium

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. 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.

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.

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