13 June – 14 June 2019 (Berlin)

9:15–9.25 a.m. Welcome

9:25–10:15 a.m.

Rüdiger Graf (ZZF Potsdam)

  • Of Alcohol, Apes, and Taxes: Günter Schmölders’ Attempt to Reform Economics in Behavioral Terms

10:20–11:10 a.m.

Elizabeth Cory-Pearce (Tavistock Institute of Human Relations)

  • Eric Miller and the Application of an Anthropological Training to Textiles Industry Consulting

11:10–11:40 a.m. Coffee break

11:40–12:30 a.m.

Danielle Judith Zola Carr (Columbia University)

  • Ghastly Marionettes: Behaviorism, Totalitarianism, and the Metaphysics of Cognitive Liberalism

12:30–2 p.m. Lunch

2–2:50 p.m.

Michael Pettit (York University)

  • Governed by Affect: Dual Process Theories and the Face of Hopeless Times

2:55–3:45 p.m.

Charles H. Clavey (Harvard University)

  • Measurement Detachment and Discontent: Empirical Studies of Alienation in Cold War Social Science

3:45–4:15 p.m. Coffee break

4:20–5:10 p.m.

Michael F. McGovern (Princeton University)

  • The Strange Career of Statistical Discrimination: Social Science and the Death Penalty in the United States, 1972-1996

5:15–6:05 p.m.

Kevin Donnelly (Alvernia University)

  • Humanizing the Machine; Mechanizing the Human: How Cold War Statisticians Co-Created the Universal Man and Artificial Intelligence

7 p.m. Dinner

Defne Restaurant

  • Planufer 92C, 10967 Berlin

9:15–9:25 a.m. Welcome Day Two

9:25–10:15 a.m.

Pascal Germann (University of Bern)

  • Competing Notions of Wellbeing: The Circulation of Quality of Life Knowledge in the 1970s

10:20–11:10 a.m.

Leah N. Gordon (Amherst College/Brandeis University)

  • Christopher Jencks, the Inequality Controversy, and the Social Science of Education and Equality

11:19–11:40 a.m. Coffee break

11:40 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Charles Petersen (Harvard University)

  • The Americanization of Meritocracy, 1948-1975

12:30–1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15–1:45 p.m. Concluding discussion & farewell