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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CFP: Conceptualising Technology in Reframing the Boundaries Between the Normal and the Pathological

Posted on Monday 19 February 2018

In the proposed Research Topic, we want to focus on the role of technology as a mediator of expert discourses, and in framing questions of risk and decision-making at different levels of the health system.

EASST 2018

Posted on Wednesday 14 February 2018

Meetings - Making Science, Technology and Society Together 25-28 July, Lancaster UK



Sociology’s Legacy as Social Physics

What are the consequences of increasing disciplinary specialization? How to think the relation between science and religion?


Just Genomes?

At the end of the last millennium, the proposal of the Human Genome Diversity Project and the publication of The Bell Curve sparked new worries that studies of human genetic variation would reignite scientific racism


Workshop on 'Timing, Spacing, Organizing'

Aim of the event: To develop from conceptual to methodological approaches for researching timing and spacing within and around organizations; and to advance knowledge and practice around how to study processes of timing, spacing and organizing.

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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.

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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