Welcome to the Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU)

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SATSU is an internationally recognised social science research centre exploring the dynamics, practices, and possibilities of contemporary science and technology.

Latest news

Successful Time and Regulation Workshop

Posted on Friday 5 February 2016

The Time and Regulation workshop organised as part of the AHRC 'Regulating Time' research network was well attended on wednesday 20th January

New SATSU Member - Dr Sam Robinson

Posted on Monday 18 January 2016

Sam joins Amanda Rees' project 'Unsettling Scientific Stories' which is a three year project running from York, but with co-centres in Aberystwyth and Newcastle

Graham Lewis 1942-2015

Posted on Friday 20 November 2015

It is with great sadness that we report the sudden death of our colleague Graham Lewis

Amanda Rees, Welsh Skulls and the Value of Cultural Difference

Posted on Tuesday 20 October 2015

Amanda Rees has recently published research relating to the role of the physical anthropologist, H J Fleure, who, based at Aberystwyth University, examined thousands of welsh skulls, their location and forebears to show how place influenced people, and the way that geography affected identity. A report on her work appeared in during Welsh History Month (oct 2015): see

Call for Papers: Bioeconomies: Life, Technology and Capital in the 21st Century

Posted on Monday 19 October 2015

This is a call for contributions, which we would like to extend to all young and senior scholars working on the bioeconomy. The idea is to collect extended abstracts (500 words maximum) to address all the following sections of the prospected book, except for introduction and conclusion:


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Research themes

Find out about projects within our key research areas: the biosciences, health, digital media and social networking, space and mobility, and democratic governance.

Anniversary lecture series

View webcasts of invited lectures on new technologies, science and culture.

Working papers

Read our research papers, the purpose of which is to foster discussion and debate prior to publication elsewhere.

iCS journal

The iCS (Information, Communication & Society) journal draws together the most current work upon the social, economic and cultural impact of the emerging properties of the new ICTs. Now included in the Thomson Reuters Social Science Citation Index©