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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 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 the Paul A. Delaney Gallery, 320 Norman 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 Joan Steigerwald or visit the Seminar Series website at <>.

Please see below, and also the 2013 - 2014 STS Seminar Series Schedule .

More information is also available on the Seminar Series website.

Fall 2013:

September 24 - Hans-Jorg, "Intersections: On the Boundaries between Technical Objects and Epistemic Things in the Life Sciences"

October 8 - Nicolas Langlitz, "The Dream Catcher: Philosophy in the Sleep Lab"

October 15 - Nicole Nelson, "Containing Complexities: Experimental Practice in an Animal Behavior Genetics Laboratory"

November 12 - Jane Maienschein, "Embryos Under the Microscope: A History of Science in Society"

November 26 - Etienne Benson, "Mediating Animals: Surveillance and Simulation in Animal Ecology"

Winter 2014:

January 21 - Anne Milne, "Containments: Ecologies, Technologies, and Animal Environments, 1780-1830"

February 4 - Cornelius Borck, "How We May Think: Imaging and Writing Technologies across the History of the Neurosciences"

February 13 - Gregg Mitman, "Cinematic Journeys: The Many Lives of an Expedition Film Never Made"

March 5 - Natalie Jeremijenko, "Fine Arts Wendy Michener Lecture"

March 18 - Sarah Franklin, "After IVF: The New Anthropology of Reproduction"

April 1 - Soraya de Chadarevian, "Following Chromosomes: Human Heredity in the Atomic Age"


Take a look at past Seminar Series below:

2012 - 2013 STS Seminar Series

2011 - 2012 STS Seminar Series

2010 - 2011 STS Seminar Series

2009 - 2010 STS Seminar Series