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Members of our program coordinate the Research Seminar Series in Science & Technology Studies. The series features bi-weekly seminars on a wide range of STS-related topics, and is sponsored by the Division of Natural Science, the Office of the Vice-President Academic, and the York University Bookstore. Now in its 15th year, the series has hosted over 500 speakers from Canada and around the world. It is open to the public, and STS majors are especially encouraged to attend. Members of the program also help coordinate the Bethune Seminar Series, which features 3-4 large public lectures each academic year.

All seminars take place on Tuesdays from 12:30-2:00 in 203 Bethune College (Norman's) (unless otherwise noted) and are open to the public. Light lunch will be provided. Directions are available using the York University Map.


Please see below, and also the 2015 - 2016 STS Seminar Series Schedule.

 

  • 6 October 2015; 12:30-14:00; 203 BC
    • Geert Somson (Columbia)
    • Science, Fascism and Foreign Policy: The Ideological Mobilization of Scienza Universale in the 1942 World Exhibition in Rome


  • 20 October 2015; 12:30-14:00; 203 BC
    • Donna Dickenson (Bristol)
    • The Commodification of Women's Reproductive Tissue: The Lady has Vanished and is Still Missing


  • 3 November 2015; 12:30-14:00; 203 BC
    • Margaret Schotte (York)
    • When Sailing was Science: Thoughts on the Global Early Modern


  • 17 November 2015; 19:00-22:00; 206 ACW
    • Sean Michaels (2014 Giller Prize Winner)
    • Reading from Us Conductors and Theremin Recital
    • Reception:  6:00pm to 7:00pm in Accolade West 206
    • Web link:  www.science.yorku.ca/seanmichaels


  • 1 December 2015; 12:30-14:00; 203 BC
    • Anna Agathangelou (York)
    • Corporeality, Forensics and Bioconstitutional Orders in the 21st Century


  • 19 January 2016; 12:30-14:00; 203 BC
    • Aryn Martin & James Elwick (York)
    • Divided We Stand: The Biological Individual Then and Now


  • 2 February 2016; 12:30-14:00; 203 BC
    • Patrick Watson (Waterloo)
    • On Prognostication: Computers, Knowledge and Seeing the Future


  • 1 March 2016; 12:30-14:00; 203 BC
    • Hélène Mialet (York)
    • Everyday Genius: Hawking, Diabetes, the Quantified Self and Beyond


  • 22 March 2016; 12:30-14:00; 203 BC
    • Susan Lamb (Ottawa)
    • Adolf Meyer’s “Radical” Biological View of Schizophrenia, 1895-1945


  • 5 April 2016; 12:30-14:00; 203 BC
    • Cameron Murray (York)
    • Scales of Ambition in the Language, Design and Pedagogy of Translational Medicine

 


Take a look at past Seminar Series below:

2013 - 2014 STS Seminar Series

2012 - 2013 STS Seminar Series

2011 - 2012 STS Seminar Series

2010 - 2011 STS Seminar Series

2009 - 2010 STS Seminar Series