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A01, Centre for Advanced Studies, Highfield House, University Park
Thursday 16th May 2019 (13:00-18:00)

Institute for Science and Society Forum

This forum brings together scholars from leading groups in the field of Science and Technology Studies to collectively explore what STS research involves today and how to get STS involved in issues that compel us.

Rather than discussing what STS is or has been, this forum considers how STS is currently involved by the world: how our multiple commitments, contingent experimentations, affective attunements and close engagements animate our STS practices. How does participation in the making of technosciences and ecologies, responsible innovation but also the condition of being implicated as well as the search for speculative futures shape STS in the UK today?


Dimitris Papadopoulos (University of Nottingham) and Maria Puig de la Bellacasa (University of Warwick)


Reiner Grundmann (University of Nottingham) 


  • Claire Waterton - Centre for the Study of Environmental Change, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University
  • Dimitris Papadopoulos - Institute for Science and Society, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham
  • Javier Lezaun - Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford
  • Joanna Latimer - Science and Technology Studies Unit, Department of Sociology, University of York
  • Kate O'Riordan - School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex
  • Maria Puig de la Bellacasa - Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick
  • Mike Michael - Department of Sociology, Politics and Anthropology, University of Exeter
  • Noortje Marres - Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick
  • Paul Martin - Science, Technology and Medicine in Society, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield
  • Vicky Singleton - Centre for Science Studies, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University

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12-1pm              Registration and light lunch

1.-1.15pm          Welcome: Reiner Grundmann, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham

                            Introduction: Maria Puig de la Bellacasa & Dimitris Papadopoulos

1.15-3.15pm     Roundtable 1: Involvements

3.15-3.45pm     Tea break

3.45-5.45pm     Roundtable 2: Visions

5.45-6.45pm     Reception

Travel and Childcare Bursaries

We are making a number of bursaries available to facilitate the attendance of those postgraduate research students (PGRs) and early career researchers (ECRs) who might otherwise struggle to meet the costs of attending.

Bursary support of £60 is available for travel costs to the event or support with childcare. The bursaries are available for unfunded PGRs, unfunded ECRs, ECRs in receipt of a part-time wage only and others on the grounds of need. 

Deadline for bursary applications is 15 February 2019. Please send an email to with a  brief description between 100 and 200 words why you are in need of the funds and how this event is relevant to your work. Decisions will be communicated by the end of February. Applicants for the bursaries will have to register as per above but will receive automatically a place if their application is successful.


The event will take place in the Centre for Advanced Studies, Highfield House, University Park Nottingham, NG7 2RD (building 10 on the University Park campus map [PDF]).

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Institute for Science and Society
School of Sociology and Social Policy
Law and Social Sciences
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD