UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies


STS Seminar Series 2017-18

29 September 2017

The details of the UCL STS Seminar Series 2017-18 have now been confirmed. STS Seminars are our opportunity to feature the most recent research in the field, with some highly regarded figures visiting to talk to us. Talks are aimed at researchers in the relevant field, but are open to all, and we welcome visitors from outside of the department.

The calendar for the year looks as follows:

11 October 2017 - Annamaria Carusi (Sheffield)

‘Organismic reshuffling:  chemicals, organisms and computers’

18 October 2017 - Sir Peter Gluckman (Chief Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister of New Zealand)

‘Can science advice be an effective bastion against the post-truth dynamic?’

1 November 2017 - Aileen Fyfe (St Andrews)

‘The business of circulating knowledge: the Royal Society’s journals in the 20th century’   

15 November 2017 - Jacob Stegenga (Cambridge)

‘Medical nihilism’

6 December 2017 - Stella Bruzzi (UCL)

Title TBC

10 January 2018 - Stuart Butler

'Expensive but safe: Constructing a publicly acceptable programme of civil nuclear power.'

24 January 2018 - Mary Morgan (LSE)

Title TBC

7 February 2018 - Mechthild Fend (UCL)

'Images Made by Contagion. On Dermatological Wax Moulages'

21 February 2018 - Mark Johnson

Why do people watch other people playing video games? The rise of the broadcasting and spectating of digital play'

7 March 2018 - Andy Stirling (Sussex)

Title TBC

For further details on specific talks, click the relevant link to visit the calendar entry, which will feature abstracts, locations and short biographies. Recordings of last year's seminar series can be found on the STS Seminar Series 2016-17 page.