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Sites of Chemistry

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Simon Werrett’s article “Green is the Colour: St. Petersburg’s Chemical Laboratories and Competing Visions of Chemistry in the Eighteenth Century” will appear in the journal Ambix this month, in a special issue devoted to “Sites of Chemistry” (Vol. 60 No. 2 (May 2013): 122–138). Werrett will also be speaking in Leuven, Belgium, on May 31, on the history of recycling in chemistry.

Grant Success & Internship Opportunity

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Dr Emma Tobin has been awarded an E-Learning Development Grant to support a summer internship at STS. The grant will support a summer intern to work as a Research and Production Assistant for the STS Careers Podcast Series. The work will be undertaken at the STS studio over the summer.  The STS recording Studio in 22 Gordon Square is a significant e-learning environment, which STS as a department is keen to utilise further for student projects, skills development and public engagement. This summer opportunity will allow the student to gain key training in research, recording and post-production. The successful student will also have the opportunity to pass on the skills to other STS students in the academic year 2013/2014 by running a number of small group training workshops. Details on how to apply will be available shortly

Conference Success

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STS Finalist Sinan John Richards

3rd Year STS Undergraduate Sinan John Richards (pictured) has been accepted as a speaker at the Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society Postgraduate Conference, which will take place at Middlesex University on 15 June.

Details of the conference can be found online here: http://www.onlinestore.mdx.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&catid=30&modid=5&prodid=147&deptid=11&prodvarid=0

Sinan will present material from his undergraduate dissertation, "Psychoanalysis in Pain?", which explores the journey of the concept of the unconscious across science and philosophy.

Our warmest congratulations to Sinan who worked extremely hard on his dissertation. His efforts are paying off!

National praise for Agar

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Agar - Science in the 20th Century and Beyond

Dr Jon Agar has been commended by The British Society for the History of Science for his book, Science in the Twentieth Century and Beyond (Polity, link). 

Mechanisms & Causality Workshop

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On Thursday 30th May UCL STS welcomed Stuart Glennan from Butler University as a visiting academic and held a workshop on Mechanisms and Causality in Philosophy of Science. The event was organised by STS lecturer Phyllis Illari and featured presentations from Stuart Glennan (Butler), John Pemberton (LSE), Toby Field (UCL) as well as STS's  Phyllis Illari and Brendan Clarke.

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