Seminar: The network of genomic expertise: Investigating bio-clinical decision-making in cancer precision medicine
The network of genomic expertise: Investigating bio-clinical decision-making in cancer precision medicine
Pascale Bourret and Alberto Cambrosio
7th June 2018 12pm-2pm (lunch provided at 12pm)
12.21 & 12.25 Social Sciences Building
Dr Florence Chiew will discuss the work of biologist Jakob von Uexküll and anthropologist Gregory Bateson, focusing on their fascination with the questions of intersubjectivity, animal communication and the interplay between organism and environment. Read more
As part of the activities at THESP we run a monthly reading group. This year we will be reading Natasha Myers’ book Rendering life molecular: models, modelers, and excitable matter (2015; Duke University Press). All are welcome to pop along. For further information on times and locations please email Greg Hollin: email@example.com Read more
Seminar: Ethical Dilemmas in Controlled Organ Donation after Circulatory Death (Dr Alicia Perez-Blanco)
Dr Alicia Perez-Blanco will discuss the ethical dilemmas related to two procedures currently used in intensive care units to recruit organ donors: non therapeutic elective ventilation (EV) and non-heart-beating organ donation also called controlled donation after circulatory death (cDCD).
Date and Time
Wed 13 September 2017
14:00 – 15:00 BST
Room 12.21 Social Sciences Building
University of Leeds
The workshop brings together academics from the University of Leeds, University of Sheffield, and University Technology Sydney to explore what advances in biological knowledge might tell us about what it is to be human in the 21st century, what new communities and responsibilities they might create, and how law and policy should respond. The workshop also explores the values and norms that have become embedded in the science that is increasingly shaping law and policy. Read more
We will be hosting the BSA conference Boundaries, Bodies, Borders: The Global Exchange of Human Body Parts on 5th May 2017. The programme is now available. Read more
We will be hosting the BSA conference Boundaries, Bodies, Borders: The Global Exchange of Human Body Parts on 5th May 2017. Click the header above to view the call for abstracts. Read more
Seminar: Dr Rosemary Lucy Hill – Persuasive Data: the use of data and visualisation in abortion campaigning
Data visualisation has been argued to have the power to ‘change the world’, implicitly for the better, but when it comes to abortion, both sides make moral claims to ‘good’. Drawing on her recent research, Hill argues that data visualisations are being used as a hindrance to women’s access to abortion, and that the critique of such visualisations needs to come from feminists, as well as the data visualisation community.
Time and Location Details
1st March 2017
Social Sciences Building,
University of Leeds,
The School of Sociology and Social Policy are running a two day workshop introducing statistical and quantitative research methods for qualitative researchers in the social sciences and humanities. There will be a particular emphasis on debates in feminism about quantitative methods. It will be lead by Rachel Cohen (City), who specialises in quantitative methods and associated feminist debates. A small number of places are left. Read more
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‘Materialities of care’ is a two day event organised by the Universities of York and Leeds, exploring the role of material culture within health and social care. It will be held on 16th – 17th September 2015, in the Berrick Saul Building, University of York. Read more
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