UCL Science and Technology Studies 2013/14 seminar series

The UCL Science and Technology Studies (S&TS) seminar series for 2013-14 starts on October 16th with a lecture by Frank James, Professor of the History of Sciences, on ‘Collecting Minerals in the early Nineteenth Century: The Royal Institution and Humphry Davy‘.

The following speakers in the series will be:

23rd Oct Dr Anna Maerker, Kings College London – Better representations or better users? Framing problems of anatomical representations in late-eighteenth-century Florence and early-nineteenth-century Britain

13th Nov Dr Robin Hendry, Durham University – Are Chemical Substances Natural Kinds?

20th Nov Professor Andrew Pickering, University of Exeter – Sketches of Another Future: Cybernetics in Britain, 1940-2000

11th Dec Professor Brian Balmer, UCL STS – The early years of the biological weapons convention

22nd Jan Dr Sarah Edwards, UCL – The ethics of clinical research during a pandemic

5th Feb Dr Julie Anderson, University of Kent – Canes, Canines and Communication: Technological Aids for Blind People 1920-1950

12th Feb Professor Donald Mackenzie, University of Edinburgh – How Do High-Frequency Traders Make Their Money? Prediction, Shared Knowledge and Morals in Automated Trading

5th Mar Dr Jordan Goodman – Science and Diplomacy: Joseph Banks and the Macartney Embassy to China, 1792-4

19th Mar Dr Brendan Larvor, University of Hertfordshire – Who studies mathematical practice and why?

All seminars take place on Wednesday afternoons, 4:30-6pm, in the Garwood Lecture Theatre at UCL.

Tea and coffee will be available from 4pm.