Special Interest Groups

The following research discussion groups regularly meet on various locations on Streatham campus:

Biological Interest Group

Lead: Sabina Leonelli & Thomas Bonnin

Forthnightly reading group for work by Exeter staff and visitors interested in history, philosophy and social studies of biology. Find out more.

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Thomas Bonnin

tb391@exeter.ac.uk

Byrne House

Mondays

2-3pm

Data Crunch

Lead: Niccolo Tempini & Sabina Leonelli

Breakfast discussion group for data-related research. Find out more.

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Niccolò Tempini

N.Tempini@exeter.ac.uk

La Touche cafe

Thursdays

9–10am

HTS - Health, Technology & Society

Lead: Susan Kelly

A focus for interdisciplinary research involving social aspects of emerging medical technologies, particularly those relating to diagnosis and intervention, at the University of Exeter and beyond. Find out more.

Cognition and Culture

Lead: Adam Toon & Ric Sims

Reading group for philosophy of the cognitive sciences, embodied and distributed cognition, and intersections with social science and material culture.

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Ric Sims

rs636@exeter.ac.uk

Byrne House seminar room

Every 3rd Wednesday

12–1pm

Sociology of Diagnosis Reading Group

Lead: Susan Kelly

Fortnightly reading group focusing on the sociology of diagnosis. We will read classic & contemporary texts, following our own interests. Find out more.

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Susan Kelly

S.E.Kelly@exeter.ac.uk

Byrne House

Tuesdays

12–2pm

Critical Theory Colloquium and Reading Group

Lead: Christine Hauskeller

Monthly reading group woth postgrauate research presentations. The thematic focus is on Critical Theory and its contemporary forms, interpretations and applications. Find out more.

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Jaanika Puusalu

jp501@exeter.ac.uk

Byrne House

Monthly

2-5pm

Autism and Neurodiversity Reading Group

Lead: Steven Kapp

Reading group every four weeks on autism and neurodiversity. We will examine medical texts on neurodiversity orders together with more critical disability texts centered around identity and disability. Find out more.

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Steven Kapp a.k.kapp@exeter.ac.uk Byrne House Tuesdays 12-2pm