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A busy Summer for Thesp members

Over the Summer Thesp members have been busy with publications, conferences and talks. Joanne Greenhalgh and Greg Hollin detail their Summer activities. Read more »

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Choon Key reports back from VOICE 2016

Choon Key Chekar attended VOICE 2016, a 5 day course that aims to give participants training in basic cancer biology and skills for critical evaluation of research proposals and scientific papers. Read more »

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New article by Rosemary Lucy Hill examines need for Feminist Data Studies

Rosemary Lucy Hill, along with colleagues in the School of Media and Communication at Leeds and the Department of Sociological Studies at University of Sheffield, has just published a new article which examines sexist discourses in the readings of data visualisations. The article appears in the Journal of Communication Inquiry, special issue on Digital Feminist Media Studies. The article is available online now. Read more »

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Centre for Health, Technology and Social Practice members go to 4S/EASST conference, Science and Technology By Other Means, this August

Members of the Centre for Health, Technology and Social Practice will be speaking at 4S/EASST conference, Science and Technology By Other Means, this August. Read more »

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Margrit Shildrick speaks at Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice

Margrit Shildrick, Professor of Gender and Knowledge Production at Linköping University, spoke at the Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice on 5th July 2016, on the topic ‘Rethinking prostheses: technologies, boundaries and embodiment‘. Read more »

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Thesp holds symposium on Ageing Societies

Thesp recently held a two-day symposium on Ageing Societies, which brought together experts in Science & Technology Studies (STS), Anthropology and Sociology to explore major trends in the development and implementation of technological and political solutions to the problems of so-called ‘Ageing Societies’. Read more »

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New article focuses on the care of laboratory animals

‘Care, Laboratory Beagles and Affective Utopia’ by Gregory Hollin and Eva Giraud, published in Theory, Culture & Societydiscusses the ethics of creating a ‘beagle utopia’ for lab animals, arguing that it aids compliance rather than care. Read more »

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Martyn Pickersgill in Leeds to talk about mental health

Regulating Mental Health: Humanitarian Reason and the Structuring of Research and Service-Design

2nd March 2016
17:00-18:00
G.33, The Liberty Building, University of Leeds Read more »

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New article: Embodied innovation and regulation of medical technoscience: transformations in cancer patienthood

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Upcoming seminar by Andrea Whittaker: The rise and fall of commercial surrogacy in Thailand (Friday 5th Feb, 12-1, Social Sciences Building)

Andrea Whittaker (ARC Future Fellow, Monash University) will be speaking at the next Thesp seminar on Friday 5th February 2015, 12-1 in the Social Sciences Building (room 11.12). Read more »

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