News from 2010

Book Launch at Disarmament Conference

24 November 2010
Dr. Brian Rappert launched his new book Education and Ethics in the Life Sciences during the Meeting of Experts to the Biological Weapons Convention in Geneva.

Sophia Krzys Acord, honoured by American Sociological Association

23 November 2010
Sophia Krzys Acord was honoured by the American Sociological Association in its prestigious annual Dissertation Award competition.

New book traces history of cybernetics

28 June 2010
Professor Andrew Pickering has published a new book on cybernetics called The Cybernetic Brain: Sketches of Another Future.

Study into online psychiatric genetic tests

28 June 2010
The ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society is taking part in a new research study to examine the impacts of direct to consumer access to genetic tests for serious psychiatric disorders.

PhD student wins BSA essay prize

28 June 2010
PhD student, Richard McCallum has won the 2010 British Sociological Association (BSA) Sociology of Religion Postgraduate essay prize.

League table success

28 June 2010
The recently published Guardian University Guide 2011 sees the Department rise into the top ten.

Egenis hosts British Academy workshop

28 June 2010
The ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society (Egenis) recently hosted a British Academy international workshop on ‘Data-driven research in the biological and biomedical sciences’.

Anthropologist publishes new book

28 June 2010
Dr Gisa Weszkalnys new book, Berlin, Alexanderplatz: Transforming Place in a Unified Germany will be published by Berghahn Books in May/June 2010.