ecila (ecila_etc) wrote in about_science,

Science and the Public conference - London, May 19th

Anyone who is anyone in science studies (and can get to London for a day and er, isn't going to be watching the FA cup) is coming to the this conference. Imperial College, London 19th May.

This interdisciplinary conference brings together the diverse strands of academia that consider science as it intersects with non-scientific cultures, in both contemporary and historical settings. Curious about scientists in the cinema? Intersex, and the internet? Deficits, decisions, differences? Politics, politicians, 'Public Engagement'? Medicine, medicalisation, monsters? 

Science studies gets out of the lab and at its most exciting.

Overview of programme below (under the cut) full one for dowload here (warning, links to PDF), or email £15 for students/ unwaged (£25 for others).

9:00 - 10:00 Registration & introduction over coffee.

10 – 11:30 Session One Parallel Sessions:
Adventures in PEST
Images and Imagining
Medical meanings: Co-construction, Dispute and Debate

11:45 – 1:15 Session Two Parallel Sessions:
Scientists and Artists
Constructing pasts and futures
Framing the Gene

1:15 – 2:45 Lunch & (optional) trips to the local science museums.

2:45 – 4:15 Session Three Parallel Sessions:
'Objects' of the human body: diverse uses
Case Studies in Science and Politics
Seeing Nature

4:30 – 6:00 Session Four Parallel Sessions:
Dealing with Deficits and Difference.
Images of Science in Popular Literature.
Technology and Consciousness.

6:00 – 7:00 Plenary over drinks.
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