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
‘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
Speaker: Joanna Latimer, Cardiff School of Social Sciences.
Date: 17th March
Location: Social Sciences Building, Room 12.21 Read more
Speaker: Julia Twigg, University of Kent
Date: Thursday 29th January
Location: Social Sciences Building, Room 12.25
Thesp Seminar: Dr Daryl Martin ‘Between bodies and buildings: the place of comfort within therapeutic spaces’
Date: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Location: Social Sciences Building, Room 12.21
Dr Daryl Martin from the University of York discusses his work with Maggie’s Centres.
BSA MedSoc Yorkshire meeting October 29
Rose Bowl 263, City Campus, Leeds Beckett University (formally Leeds Metropolitan University) 29 October, 2014, 12:00-16:30
£15 for BSA Members, £20 for Non-members, £10 for BSA Concessionary members and £15 for Non-member students.
Further details including a place to book can be found here: