Talking STS

One a term, CSS stages a dialogue between a Lancaster-based early career scholar and an external member of staff, around shared research interests. Each speaker presents for 15 minutes, which includes a response to one or more questions that the other speaker has posed them in advance, followed by plenary discussion.

  • Frequency: Once per term
  • Format: Blended if possible
  • Time: 1pm-2pm
  • Audience: Public

Talking STS events are advertised here, on Twitter (@STSLancaster), and via the CSS mailing list.


You can browse the latest events via this link.

PAST EVENTS (in various formats)

June 18, 2021

Lucy Suchman & Maggie Mort (Sociology, Lancaster University): Emerging into Emerita

March 18, 2020

Bronislaw Szerszynski (Sociology, Lancaster University): Colloidal sociology: solidity, fluidity, mediality

January 29th, 2020

Sadaf Noor E Islam (Sociology, Lancaster University): “Hope, inequality, and stratified biomedicalization in the context of life support technologies in Bangladesh”.

Mette Kragh-Furbo (Lancaster Medical School and Department of Sociology, Lancaster University): Catalysing Life: Folate metabolism, science and medicine”.  

November 21st 2019

Åsa Johansson Palmqvist, visiting PhD student (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and Department of Sociology, Lancaster University): “Gendered enactments of vagueness in AI research”.

Peter Forman, Senior Research Associate (Department of Sociology, Lancaster University): “CH4emical Kinships and Scientific Knowledge in the Anthropocene”.

Lisa Lindén, Postdoctoral Researcher (University of Gothenburg and Department of Sociology, Lancaster University): “Mobilising for change: gynae cancer patients’ groups, care and affective tensions”. 

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