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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.

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Social & Political Science Honorary Graduates

We are pleased to announce that Prof Helga Nowotny (Social Studies of Science, ETH Zurich) and Prof Bruno Latour (Sociology, Sciences-PO, Paris) will receive an

Edinburgh to host 2nd AsSIST-UK National Conference

AsSIST UK second national conference will be held at the University of Edinburgh on Tuesday, 29th November 2016.

Upcoming Events

Dec 06 Speaker: Professor Francesca Bray # The University of Edinburgh ‘The politics of the handloom: craft, technology and the modern nation in China and India’. 15:00 (2 hours) Learning Centre, National Museum of Scotland

Understanding Technology / SSU50

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