Talk by Dr Sudeepa Abeysinghe, University of Edinburgh

Of interest to STS-folks January 28th 2019, 3-4pm Bowland North Seminar Room 3, Lancaster University ‘Changes in Medical Work Following the Fukushima Disaster’ Sudeepa Abeysinghe, School of Political and Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh The structure and functions of work are fundamentally disrupted by disaster. Drawing upon interviews with medical staff, this paper charts the…

Reflections on EASST 2018

The EASST 2018 conference and its host, Centre for Science Studies, welcomed 950 colleagues to Lancaster University this summer. It was the biggest EASST conference to date. We’ve gathered some reflections on the conference from people at Lancaster University. Gordon Walker (Lancaster Environment Centre) “From the outset the experience of being involved in creating the…

CSS newsletter: autumn issue now online

The new CSS newsletter is now out online. Click on this link for details of STS events within and beyond Lancaster, reflections on the forthcoming 2018 EASST meeting, profiles, blog entries, project descriptions (Claire Waterton and Emma Cardwell write about the ‘Slurry-Max’ project), and funding awarded. Very many thanks to Peter Fuzesi and Mette Kragh…

When Worlds Meet

Endre Dányi, Department of Sociology, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, shares his thoughts on the conference theme of ‘Meetings’ for EASST 2018 at Lancaster University, 25-28 July 2018. As I’m writing this, alone in the office, I’m already looking forward to the 2018 EASST conference (https://easst.net/easst-2018/). I will be happy to return to Lancaster,…

Mis/translation

‘Traduttore traditore’: s/he who translates betrays. Literally and figuratively. Words are embedded in social and material practices, and often, in the mismatches between languages, there is domination. STS is substantially, perhaps largely, written in English. What does this imply for our discipline, and for how it acts in the world? What is being lost or…

Thinking with Meetings: On the theme of EASST 2018

Lucy Suchman is Professor of the Anthropology of Science and Technology at the Centre for Science Studies at Lancaster University, and was the President of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), 2016-17.  ‘The politics of meetings is not a choice between doing or not doing relations, but rather to think about which actors meet and…

EASST 2018 Conference: Important Deadlines

Here are the deadlines for the EASST 2018 Conference: 08/11/2017: Deadline for panel (and workshop) proposals 08/12/2017: Communication of accepted panels, opening of CFP 14/02/2018: Deadline for individual paper abstract submissions (end of CFP) 14/03/2018: Accepted papers published on the website and registration opens 16/05/2018: Early-bird registration ends – prices rise! 25/06/2018: Publication of conference programme Please…

EASST 2018 Conference theme: ‘Meetings’

The 2018 EASST conference theme is: Meetings: Making Science, Technology and Society Together. Here’s an excerpt from the call for papers: ‘the politics of meetings is not a choice between doing or not doing relations, but rather to think about which actors meet and how, and to curate meetings that make some things present and other things…

EASST 2018 Conference: Theme Announced

It’s now been announced: the theme of the 2018 EASST Conference at Lancaster will be Meetings: Making Science, Technology and Society Together   More details about the conference theme will be available shortly. And please visit our dedicated EASST Lancaster web page.

Carbon capture and alternative energy: how do they interact?

On the one hand there are mitigation technologies for removing greenhouse gases from emissions. On the other hand there are alternative sources of ‘green’ energy. But how do they interact? Does investment in mitigation technologies reduce investment in alternative energy? How do programmes of energy mitigation shape economic, political, and cultural processes? These are the questions to…