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Conference - "Joseph Banks: Science, Culture and Exploration 1743-1820"

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Joseph Banks

Taking place at Kew Gardens from the 14-16th September, this conference is the culmination of an 18-month AHRC-funded Network project exploring the intersections of Enlightenment science, culture, commerce and empire through the figure of Joseph Banks, his correspondents, circles and networks. The ‘Joseph Banks Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World’ Network is a collaborative partnership between the National Maritime Museum, University College London, the Royal Society, Natural History Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. For further information on the Network project, see their webpage: www.rmg.co.uk/josephbanksnetwork

With Keynote Speakers Professor David Igler (University of California, Irvine) and Professor Kapil Raj (Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris), and other speakers from a range of disciplines, the conference reflects new research on the global contexts of Banks’s interests, influence and legacies.

Booking for the Conference is now open. To book, follow this link to the Royal Society’s website where full information can be found:

For queries on the conference or Joseph Banks Network project, please contact the Network coordinator Sally Archer sarcher@rmg.co.uk

STS1book selected: Merchants of Doubt

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Merchants of Doubt

2017-18 STS1book

STS undergraduate programme tutor, Dr Simon Werrett, has selected the STS1book for the 2017-18 session:

2017-18 HPSC module catalogue published

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UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies has published our catalogues for modules in the 2017-18 session. These cover undergraduate and taught postgraduate HPSC modules. 

Two new lecturers join STS

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STS is delighted to announce the appointment of two new lecturers to academic posts within the department: 

  • Dr Melanie Smallman as Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies (link)
  • Dr Jean-Baptiste Gouyon as Lecturer in Science Communication (link)
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