Dimensions of Value and Values in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

Hosted by: James Mittra # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Anne Kerr # University of Leeds; Hosted by: Robin Williams # University of Edinburgh

17th Apr 2013

09:30 - 15:30

Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building

We would like to welcome applications from UK-based postgraduate research students to attend this exciting two-day symposium and advanced training on the topic of value and values in science, technology and innovation studies. The event will take place at the University of Edinburgh and is organised by the ESRC Innogen Centre, on behalf of the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies pathway of the Scottish Graduate School in Social Science, and in collaboration with the White Rose Social Science Doctoral Training Centre.  

The event will bring together a number of internationally renowned STS and innovation studies scholars who have through their work explored the complexities and nuances of both economic, financial and commercial value; and broader socio-political values.  Over the two days we will have both keynote presentations and dedicated advanced training for PGR students. The objective is to bring together a variety of scholars and students with an interest in this increasingly important topic to advance understanding of how value and values may best be identified, critically explored and measured by social scientists.  See link to programme information below.


We are now accepting applications to attend this event from UK-based postgraduate research students. There is no charge for attending this Symposium and Advanced Training, but as places are strictly limited to 20, we will be selecting students on a competitive basis. We are not able to provide travel or accommodation expenses, but meals will be provided. Research students (who may be in any year of their doctoral studies) who wish to attend should send a brief CV and description of their doctoral research and a short paragraph explaining how attendance at this event will benefit their research.

For further information, or to apply to attend, please contact:

Ms. Alyson Macdonald
ESRC Innogen Centre Manager,
University of Edinburgh,
Old Surgeons' Hall,
High School Yards,
Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ
Tel: 0131 650 9113
Email: alyson.macdonald@ed.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is Monday 11th March.