Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

Welcome Message

Science and technology pervade all aspects of modern life. Think of the impact of vaccines, mobile phones, jet travel or the internet on how we interact with one another and understand own place in society. How have theories of natural selection, advances in quantum physics, synthetic biology or new medical theories and technologies changed the way we see ourselves? How have the politics of climate change influenced the science of climate change? Scholars in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies tackle such thorny issues. We seek to answer the big questions about how societies both influence and are influenced by science, medicine and technology.

New book: How Industry Analysts Shape the Digital Future

A new book by Neil Pollock and Robin Williams investigates the role of industry analysts in shaping the technological and economic future.

New Book: James Mittra, The New Health Bioeconomy

"The New Health Bioeconomy: R&D Policy and Innovation for the Twenty-First Century" is now available.

Feb 15 Seminar: Speaker: Dr Stefan Ecks # Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh Psychiatric innovation in the post-Prozac era 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Staff Room, 6th floor, Crystal Macmillan Building (University of Edinburgh, George Square)

STIS seminar series

Feb 22 Seminar: Speaker: Dr Taylor Spears # Sociology, University of Edinburgh Cultures of financial modelling in the interest rate derivatives markets 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Staff Room, 6th floor, Crystal Macmillan Building (University of Edinburgh, George Square)

STIS seminar series

Feb 29 Seminar: Speaker: Dr Annamaria Carusi # University of Sheffield New roles for medical humanities 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Staff Room, 6th floor, Crystal Macmillan Building (University of Edinburgh, George Square)

STIS seminar series

What is science, technology and innovation studies?