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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

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:

DTC STS Pathway: Workshop on Responsible Research and Innovation

Posted on Wednesday 8 July 2015

The White Rose Doctoral Training Centre's STS PhD netowrk held a one day workshop on Responsible Research and Innovation at the York Medical Society on 2 July

UK Policy on the Bioeconomy

Posted on Friday 27 March 2015

The UK Government has this month published its forward look on the bioeconomy


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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©