The STS Helsinki Seminar Series is a seminar series by the STS Helsinki research collective. Our aim is to create a space for in-depth conversations about current research in Science and Technology Studies (STS). The topics cover a wide range of contemporary issues, such as climate change, the role of experts, medicine, genetics, gender, robotics or organic food. The seminars function as a platform for strengthening the STS community in Finland and bringing STS to new audiences. All scholars, students and audiences interested in the interaction between science, society and technology are welcome!
Seminar programme / Spring 2020
Wed 29 January, 14.15-15.45 Room 10, Metsätalo, Fabianinkatu 39.
Jose A. Cañada, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences.
Local enactments of global health: thinking about scale-making with microbes
Wed 26 February 14:15-15:45 Room 11, Metsätalo, Fabianinkatu 39.
Steven Fuller, professor, University of Warwick
Social Epistemology and STS: Can They Survive the Post-Truth Condition?
Thu 19 March 14:15-15:45 Room 7, Metsätalo, Fabianinkatu 39.
Malgorzata Rajtar, associate Professor, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Health Passports and Vulnerability: The Case of Rare Diseases
Thu 16 April 14:15-15:45 Room 12, Metsätalo, Fabianinkatu 39.
Ilpo Helen, professor of Sociology, University of Eastern Finland
What does ”sociotechnical” imply? Conceptual fieldwork with a case of data mining in health care
Thu 14 May 14:15-15:45 Room 7, Metsätalo, Fabianinkatu 39.
Sampsa Hyysalo, professor of co-design, Aalto School of, Art, Design and Architecture
Method matters in the social study of technology: Investigating the biographies of artifacts and practices.