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

Nov 03 Seminar: Speaker: Prof Robin Williams # STIS, University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Prof Neil Pollock # Business School, University of Edinburgh The IT Industry Analyst: new models of 'professional' technical expertise? 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Conference Room, David Hume Tower

STIS Seminar Series

Nov 10 Seminar: Speaker: Dr Pete Kingsley # Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh Inscrutable drugs and elusive experts: the quest for cattle therapy in Nigeria and Zambia 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Conference Room, David Hume Tower

STIS Seminar Series

Nov 17 Seminar: Speaker: Dr Eric Laurier # Geography and the Lived Environment, University of Edinburgh Walking with a smart-phone: pedestrian wayfinding and screen gestures 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Conference Room, David Hume Tower

STIS Seminar Series

What is science, technology and innovation studies?