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.

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Thresholds - A pop-up symposium - 22 September 2017

Posted on Tuesday 25 July 2017

Thresholds is intended to bring together diverse disciplines including sociology, politics, history, anthropology, women’s studies, critical management, human geography, social policy. The format will be a short papers (10mins) followed discussion.

Imagining the History of the Future: Unsettling Scientific Stories

Posted on Friday 30 June 2017

The future just isn’t what it used to be… not least because people keep changing it. Recent years have seen a significant growth of academic and public interest in the role of the sciences in creating and sustaining both imagined and enacted futures

Fully funded PhD in STS available from October 2017

Posted on Thursday 8 June 2017

SATSU has available a fully funded (fees and stipend) PhD, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Programme

SATSU wins new collaborative research grant on 'Bio-Modifying Technologies'

Posted on Monday 9 January 2017

In collaboration with Michael Morrison (PI) and Jane Kaye (Oxford), and Alex Faulkner and Phoebe Li (Sussex), SATSU will be partner (Andrew Webster Co-) in a new ESRC-funded research grant:


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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©

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