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.

SSPS Researchers Secure Over £1,000,000 in Funding

A team of SSPS researchers has received just over £1,000,000 in research funding from the EPSRC (The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and the

Sep 22 Seminar: Speaker: Prof John H. Evans # University of California San Diego Is the biologically defined human of the humanists' (and STS) fears really in the mind of the public? 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Conference Room, David Hume Tower

STIS Seminar Series

Sep 29 Seminar: Speaker: Prof Jenny Reardon # University of California Santa Cruz Genomic Cosmopolitanism and the Re-Constitution of the Nation-State: The Case of Generation Scotland 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Conference Room, David Hume Tower

STIS Seminar Series

Oct 06 Seminar: Speaker: Prof Charles W.J. Withers # GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh Historical Geographies of the Prime Meridian 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Conference Room, David Hume Tower

STIS Seminar Series

What is science, technology and innovation studies?