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Thesp reading group

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: g.hollin@leeds.ac.uk Read more »

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New publications by Thesp members

This Summer members of Thesp have had a number of publishing successes. Read more »

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THESP members at Science in Public conference

Choon-Key Chekar, Greg Hollin, Julia Swallow, and Karen Throsby presented their work together in the panel session Situating diverse publics, policies and professionals in contemporary medical practice. Read more »

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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

Location
Room 12.21 Social Sciences Building
University of Leeds

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Enacting the human in the social biologies – workshop

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 »

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Boundaries, Bodies, Borders: The Global Exchange of Human Body Parts – programme

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 »

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Seminar: Dr Kate O’Riordan: Making sense of sensors: unreal objects and biosensory experiences

On 10th May 2017 Dr Kate O’Riordan (University of Sussex) will discuss her work on unreal objects and biosensors.

Time and Location Details

10th May 2017 | 12:00 – 13:30

Room 12.21 and 12.25
Social Sciences Building,
University of Leeds,
Leeds,
LS2 9JT.

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Boundaries, Bodies, Borders: The Global Exchange of Human Body Parts

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 »

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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

12:00 – 13:30
Room 12.21 and 12.25,
Social Sciences Building,
University of Leeds,
Leeds,
LS2 9JT.
This event is free to attend and no booking is required.

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In a museum classroom, a woman holds up a piece of soap whilst others look on.

Workshops exploring histories and futures of innovation in ‘advanced’ wound care

A series of workshops exploring histories and futures of innovation in ‘advanced’ wound care are being held at the Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds. Read more »

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