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 14th 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 (unless otherwise noted) and are open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Directions are available using the York University Map.
For further information, please write to the convener, Professor Katharine Anderson.
2012 - 2013 STS Seminar Series Schedule
September 11 - Iwan Morus, "Seeing Things: Common Sense and Illusory Practice in Nineteenth-century Science"
September 12 - Hans Pols, "Tending to the Nation: Medicine, Physicians and Nationalism in the Dutch East
September 25 - Astrid Schrader, "Reaction, Response, and Responsibility in Experimentation with Toxic
Dinoflagellates: And say the Microorganism Responded?"
October 9 - David Kaiser, "Calculating Times: Testing Einstein's Relativiity in the Cold War" - Time Change: 2pm
October 23 - Panel: "Copenhagen Unpacked": Discussion of 4S Meeting"
November 13 - Evelyn Fox Keller, "Genes, Genomes, and the Nature-Nurture Debate"
January 22 - Efram Sera-Shriar, "The Anthropology of Francis Galton"
January 29 - Heather Douglas, "Science, Values, and Democracy"
February 12 - Jessica Mudry, "Food on Fire: Quantification, Calorimetry and the Epistemology of Food"
February 26 - Sheila Jasanoff, "Science and Reason in the Public Sphere"
March 19 - Kean Birch, "Theorizing the Bioeconomy: Biovalue, Biocapital, Bioeconomics, or what?"
Take a look at past Seminar Series: