The Centre for Science Studies (CSS) and affiliated research centres across the university run regular STS Work-in-Progress Get Togethers. These seminars are supportive spaces for discussion of on-going research in Science and Technology Studies (STS).
All PhD students, MA students, post-doc researchers and staff, from across the campus, who are interested in working with STS theories and methods are very welcome to come. This is a chance to share your research interests and your own work-in-progress, as well as to support others.
Keep an eye out for news about upcoming seminars on the website and Twitter (@STSLancaster).
CSS at Lancaster has a very active community of Feminist Technoscience Scholars who work on various substantive topics including health, medicine and bodies, human-computer interaction, reproduction, environment and genetics.
The Feminist Technoscience Summer School is team-taught by these scholars, together with guest tutors. It runs every second year, usually in May. It has attracted participants from across Europe, the US and Australia and has received fantastic reviews from all participants – teachers and students alike.
We work together over an intensive four days. The format includes lectures, text workshops (working closely with key texts), practice-based workshops (working with empirical materials), film screenings, socialising and activities outside the University. Our object is to learn, debate and transform the topics that we study.
Since 2011, this two day annual conference has been convened and run by STS postgraduates at Lancaster, and it brings together academic staff and postgraduate STS researchers from across campus and across the North West of England (including the University of Manchester and the University of Liverpool). It provides an opportunity for PhD and MA students to present their work, receive and give feedback and learn about the variety of STS research that is carried out in the North West of England.
The conference creates a supportive and engaging inter-disciplinary environment for the development of STS work-in-progress. As well students presenting on their work, students also receive feedback by faculty and student rapporteurs.
Other Upcoming Events
- March 23, 2020: ECR Workshop: ‘What is engagement, and can we do it better?’.