CISP Salon: STS Then & Now (Oct 27, 2016)

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CISP Salon: STS Then & Now
October 27 (Thursday), 2016
3:00pm-6:00pm, Warmington Tower 1204

Over the past 40 years, Science and Technology Studies (STS) has grown with contributions from many disciplines, sometimes leading to complicated genealogies concerning its many theoretical commitments. During the Autumn and Spring terms, we will meet to discuss two texts in conversation with each other to trace how theories and methods have changed over time. With this reinvention of the CISP Salon, we aim to offer an entry point to STS for those new to the field, as well as providing a new discussion for those familiar with the literature.

At our first CISP Salon on Thursday October 27, we will discuss how the concept of cyborgs has changed over time, through the following texts:

Oudshoorn, N., 2016. The Vulnerability of Cyborgs: The Case of ICD Shocks. Science, Technology & Human Values 41, 767–792.
Haraway, D.J., 1991. A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century, in Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature. Routledge, 149–181.

Refreshments will be served. Please contact Baki Cakici (b.cakici@gold.ac.uk) or Jess Perriam (j.perriam@gold.ac.uk) for any queries.

We look forward to seeing you!