Department of Sociology
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Following a MA degree in History from the University of Aberdeen, he completed a PhD in History of Science and Technology at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester. Along with Post-Doctoral Fellowships at the Universities of York (Sociology), Aberystwyth (History), Manchester (CHSTM), and Southampton (SMMI). In addition to teaching lectureships at the University of Kent (History) and the University of Cambridge (History and Philosophy of Science). Before re-joining the Department in 2023.
Sam’s main research interests are in the relationship between science and society. A fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he is also the vice-president of the International Commission for the History of Oceanography (ICHO) and the Commission of Science, Technology and Diplomacy of the Division of History of Science and Technology of the International Science Council. As well as the conference chair of the British Society for the History of Science, and a member of the History of Science committee of the British Science Association. Sam will be working with Dr Amanda Rees on the ECLAS project.
Robinson, S. (2018) Ocean Science and the British Cold War State. London: Palgrave Macmillan, UK. 10.1007/978-3-319-73096-7
Robinson, S. (2021) Scientific Imaginaries and Science Diplomacy: The Case of Ocean Exploitation. Centaurus. 10.1111/1600-0498.12342
Robinson, S. (2020) Early Twentieth-Century Ocean Science Diplomacy. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 10.1525/hsns.2020.50.4.384
Robinson, S. (2020) Innovation in a crisis: rethinking conferences and scholarship in a pandemic and climate emergency. British Journal for the History of Science. 10.1017/s0007087420000497
Robinson, S., Camprubí, L. (2016) A Gateway to Ocean Circulation: Surveillance and Sovereignty at Gibraltar. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 10.1525/hsns.2016.46.4.429
Robinson, S. (2014) Stormy Seas: Anglo-American Negotiations on Ocean Surveillance, in S. Turchetti & P. Roberts, The Surveillance Imperative. London, Palgrave Macmillan, UK. 10.1057/9781137438744_6