A number of audio recordings from the two day event “The Future of the History of the Human Sciences” held in April 2016 are now available online. The event was held to mark the passing of the editorship of History of the Human Sciences from James Good to Felicity Callard and had as its aim a consideration of the “changes wrought in the broad interdisciplinary field of the history of the human sciences by new developments in the medical humanities, biological sciences, and literary/cultural theory.” Among the talks available online are ones delivered by Roger Smith, Peter Mandler, and Steve Fuller. As History of the Human Sciences reports,
Thanks to the kind permission of many of those who took part, we can now also make available recordings of a number of the talks. Abstracts for each talk can be found here.
• Roger Smith, “Resisting Neurosciences and Sustaining History”
• Steve Fuller, “Kuhn’s Curse and the Crisis of the Human”
• Des Fitzgerald, “The commotion of the social”
• Maurizio Meloni, “The Social as the Non-Biological: Genealogy and Perspectives”
• Michael A. Finn, “Possibilities and Problems with the Growing Archive”