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STS 1Book 2020/21 Event: 'Human' by Charlotte Sleigh and Amanda Rees

19 May 2021, 4:30 pm–5:30 pm

Join the STS 1Book 2020/21 Event with the two authors of 'Human', Prof Charlotte Sleigh and Dr Amanda Rees

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students


Department of Science and Technology Studies

The STS 1Book is a text, chosen afresh each year, that all STS students and staff read, and which acts as a focus for a shared conversation. This year the book chosen was Sleigh and Rees’s Human. Part of the Reaktion press’s distinctive Animal series, Human addresses many STS themes by asking the big question: what does it mean to be human?

Amanda Rees is Reader in Sociology at the University of York. She is author of The Infanticide Controversy: Primatology and the Art of Field Science (2009) and editor of Presenting Futures Past: Science Fiction and the History of Science (2019). Charlotte Sleigh was Professor of Science Humanities at the University of Kent, and is an Honorary Research Professor at STS, UCL. She has published several books on the history, culture and representation of animals including Ant (2003) and Frog (2012) for Reaktion, as well as The Paper Zoo (2016). They are editor of British Journal for the History of Science and President of the BSHS, respectively.

Bring your questions to the online, live discussion. Charlotte and Amanda will discuss the books themes, and we will have an extended Q&A.

The event will be 1 hour in duration. To receive the joining instructions, please email sts@ucl.ac.uk.

More information on the book can be found on the Rekreation Books website.
More information about the STS 1Books can be found on the STS 1Book web page.

About the Speakers

Dr Amanda Rees

Reader in History of Science at University of York

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Prof Charlotte Sleigh

Lecturer (Teaching) in Social Studies of Science and Honorary Professor at UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies

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Prof Jon Agar

Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Joint Head of Department at UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies

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