Listed below are forthcoming events in Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology.
See also all events in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.
Any college staff or postgraduates may always attend. Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.
|When||Time||Description||Location||Add to Calendar|
|8 May 2017||15:30||Full details||Laver Building LT3|
|10 May 2017||Full details||Byrne House|
|15 May 2017||15:30|
"Publics, Sciences, Citizens: Triviality, Aesthetics and Abduction" Mike Michael (University of Exeter)Egenis seminar series. In this exploratory paper I consider the differences between scientific citizenship and citizen science in relation to the fields of Public Understanding of Science (PUS) and Public Engagement with Science and Technology (PEST). The paper diverges from the usual focus on elements of technoscience that are, in one way or another, controversial or topical. Instead, the paper focuses on the apparently ‘trivial’: taking inspiration from recent process sociology, the paper examines the value of addressing non-controversial and sub-topical science and technology. As such two case studies are presented: the multiple ontologies of the nanotechnology Vantablack, and the ‘citizen science’ entailed in the YouTube genre of destroying i-Phones. Along the way, the paper proposes roles for ‘aesthetics’ and ‘abduction’ in the unfolding of the research event. Full details
|22 May 2017||15:30||Full details||Byrne House|
|25 May 2017||Full details||Byrne House|
|12 June 2017||15:30||Full details||Byrne House|
|6 - 9 September 2017||Full details||Forum Alumni Auditorium LT|