News Archives

12 July 2013

Stage Magic: A Site to Study the Interplay of People and Technology?

by Dr Wally Smith (University of Melbourne)

14 June 2013

Integrated Ethnographies: The Global Social Media Impact Study

by Dr Dr Jolynna Sinanan (University College London)

3 - 9 June 2013

37th Annual IAPL Conference

Hospitalities: Biopolitics/ Technologies/ Humanities

19 April 2013

Backward Needle: Alternative Space of Japanese Reverse Compasses

by Dr Yulia Frumer (Johns Hopkins University)

20, 21 and 22 March 2013

Nuclear Power in Asia: Two Years After Fukushima

12 March 2013

Beyond Genomics: The Framingham Heart Study and Biobanks as Population Laboratories 
by Dr Erik Aarden (Harvard University and Masstricht University)

19 February 2013

Bacteriophages and Beyond: Intellectual and Institutional Actors in the Immunological Career of Macfarlane Burnet
by Dr Neeraja Sankaran (Underwood International College, Yonsei University)

25 January 2013

Negotiating Global Change in the Asia Region
Jointly sponsored by STS and Environment Clusters

27 November 2012

In the Eye of the Beholder: Objectifying Seeing
by Dr Catelijne Coopmans (Tembusu College and Asia Research Institute, NUS) and Dr Graham Button (Tembusu College)

14 November 2012

Public Computational Media at Work: WaterBar
by Marc Böhlen (University at Buffalo)

Call for Papers: Deadline 7 January 2013

Knowing, Making, Governing Biannual Conference 2013 of the Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network (APSTSN) 15 -17 July 2013
Hosted by the National University of Singapore (ARI STS Research Cluster, FASS STS Research Cluster, Tembusu College, with support from HSS)

15 October 2012

Reflections on the Structure of Scientific Revolutions and its Relevance to Twenty-First Century Sciences
by Professor Govindan Parayil, United Nations University

21 September 2012

STS Cluster Symposium Designing for the Anthropocene: Climate, Food, Health
Partners: Tembusu College, Asia Research Institute, Department of Communications and New Media, Nanyang Technological University,, The HUB Singapore and

15 August 2012

Global Health in Local Context: How Does Biological Research Reflect Geographical Influence?
by Professor Matthew Sparke, University of Washington, USA

11 April 2012

Mapping Strategic Cyberspace
by Dr Rex Hughes, Co-convenor, Cambridge Cyber Defence Project, University of Cambridge

4 April 2012

"Disobedience" Workshop with Professor Steve Woolgar

3 April 2012

Onto-governance: the Objects of Accountability
by Professor Steve Woolgar, University of Oxford

1 - 2 March 2012

First Singapore Workshop on Integrated History and Philosophy of Science in Practice

10 February 2012

Categories and Names for Landscape Features acrossLanguages and Cultures
a talk by Professor David Mark, Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellow and SUNY Distinguished Professor Department of Geography, University at Buffalo, SUNY

6 - 7 December 2011

Climate Change, Disaster Management and Urban Sustainability: Science, Technology and Society Approaches to Three Asian Challenges

10 October 2011

"Forensic genetics – issues and practices"
A talk by Dr Victor Toom

2 August 2011

"States of Ignorance: Public Health, Armed Violence and the (Un)Making of Death Tolls"
A talk by Professor Bryan Rappert

7- 8 June 2011

"Excessive Responsibility and the Crashing Events of Life"& "The Violent Imposition of Language - Strangers, Hospitality and Justice"
Talks by Professor Hugh Silverman

19 April 2011

"DIY Bio and the Reemergence of the Sci Artist"
A talk by Ryan Romie Littrell

23 March 2011

Workshop on "Patients On The Move: Medical Tourism In Asia And The UK"

28 January 2011

Seminar on "The Human Capacity to Reflect and Decide:Bioethics and the Reconfiguration of the Research Subject in the British Biomedical Sciences"
A talk by Dr David Reubi

13 January 2011

Graduate Student Roundtable:"History in the Service of the Philosophy of Science" By Sir Geoffrey Lloyd

11 January 2011

Public Lecture on "Humanity Between Gods and Beasts?Ontologies In Question"
By Sir Geoffrey Lloyd

10 January 2011

Seminar on " Regulatory Legitimization of GMOs in Australia and Civic and scientific Contestation :Redesigning Risk Governance for Environmental Sustainability"
By Dr Richard Hindmarsh

24 November 2010

Talk by Dr Catherine Mills
Ultrasound, Embodiment and Abortion

8 November 2010

Talk by Professor Deepak Kumar
"New" Knowledge and the "New" India: Lessons from the Past

20 October 2010

Talk by Dr. Krishanu Saha
Constructing and Deconstructing Diseases in a Dish: Social Implications of Emergent Stem Cell Technologies for Transitional Medicine

20 - 21 May 2010

Conference on the Bright Dark Ages: Rethinking Needham's Grand Question

9 April 2010

Seminar on Biotechnology by Professor Herbert Gottweis

9 April 2010

Talk by Professor Herbert Gottweis
Resisting Research Populations: The Case of Taiwan Biobank

8 April 2010

Talk by Dr. Haidan Chen
Regenerating China: Stem Cell Politics in Transition

5 March 2010

Talk by Professor Graham Button
Engineering Investigations: Plans

2 February 2010

Talk by Dr. Brian Rappert
Science and Secrecy: The Place of Absences in Ethnography

25 January 2010

Talk by Dr. Young-Gyung Paik

Stem Cell for the Present: Reconfiguration of Stem Cell Research, Medicine and Bio-Industry in South Korea After the Hwang Scandal

19 January 2010

Talk by Dr Thomas Haigh

The Web's Missing Links: The Search Engine & Portal Industry

19 January 2010

Talk by Dr Maria Haigh

Of Ducks and Downloads: The Moral Economy of Intellectual Property in Post-Soviet Society

14 December 2009

Talk by Dr Geert Lovink 

Critical Engagements with Social Media: Free Culture and Web 2.0

2 December 2009

Talk by Professor Gary John Brierley

River Futures: The Quest for Sustainability

25 September 2009

Talk by Dr. Sulfikar Amir
Pursuing Takeoff: Technological Nationalism and Authoritarian Politics in Indonesia

16 September 2009

Talk by Prof. Ofer Gal
Baroque Optics and the Disappearance of the Observer

14 September 2009

Talk by Dr Gail Davies
Geography, Knowledge Production and Post Genomics: Competing Global Visions for Laboratory Animal Science

6 March 2009

Toward a Trans-Asian Science & Technology Studies (STS)

12 February 2009

Talk by Prof. David Arnold
Everyday Technology in South and Southeast Asia, 1880-1940

8 January 2009

Talk by Prof. Christopher Cullen
The Social Purposes of Planet-Gazing in Early Imperial China

18 November 2008

Gaduate Student Seminar by Prof. Anne Allison

17 November 2008

Talk by Prof. Anne Allison
Virtual Cartographies and Techno-Intimacy: Youth in Millennial Japan

16 September 2008

Seminar by Prof. Doug Kellner

15 September 2008

Talk by Prof. Douglas Kellner
Media Spectacle from 9/11 to the 2008 Election: Some Critical Reflections

13 November 2008

Talk by Prof. V.V. Krishna
Globalisation and the Changing Social Contract between Science and Society

12 September 2008

Talk by Dr. Brian Rappert Promoting ‘Ethics Talk’ about Research: Lessons from Engagements with Bioscientists

5 - 6 September 2008

International Conference on Model-Based Representation in Scientific Practice

4 September 2008

Seminar on Paul Virilio by Dr. John Armitage

3 September 2008

Talk by Dr. John Armitage Slow Motion Suicide: Paul Virilio and the Aesthetics of Disappearance

25 July - 3 August 2008

ISEA2008: International Symposium on Electronic Art

30 July - 1 August 2008

Fourth International Conference on Multimodality (4-ICOM)

26 -30 July 2008

International Conference on Science, Technology, and Values in the Development of Asian Societies

24 - 25 April 2008

Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Development: Experiences from Asia

24 April 2008

Professor Simon During, Johns Hopkins University

23 April 2008

Talk by Professor Simon During
Completing Secularism: The Mundane in the Neoliberal Era

18 April 2008

STS General Cluster Meeting

22 February 2008

Talk by Prof. Hideto Nakajima The Hungarian Phenomenon, or: the Social Construction of Genius Scientists

13 February 2008

Talk by Dr. Heather Wolffram Hypnosis and Homosexuality in Late Nineteenth-Century Central Europe

22 November 2007

STS Speaker Series Talk: Dr. Lisa Nakamura
'Ni Hao': A Gold Farmer's Story': Racializing Asian Virtual Labor in World of Warcraft

20 November 2007

STS Speaker Series Talk: Prof. Wesley Shrum
What Happened at 17th Street: Trust and Failure in America's Biggest Engineering Disaster

20 August 2007

STS Speaker Series Talk: Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwalla
Enabling Rural India Using ICT

27 April 2007

Talk by Dr Anjan Chakravartty

Understanding the Truth of Scientific Presentations: Two Inspirations from Art

27 April 2007

Talk by Prof. Nigel Thrift
Re-Placed: Building New Kinds of Space for the Twenty First Century

23 - 24 April 2007

Forty Years of Structure, Sign & Play: Critical Method in the Human Sciences

12 April 2007

STS Speaker Series Talk: by Prof. Sean Cubitt
Digital Light

2 February 2007

STS Speaker Series: “A Dimensional Approach to Understanding Video Game Effects” by Dr. Douglas Gentile

29 January 2007

STS Speaker Series: “Visualizing the World”
by Prof. Shigeru Miyagawa, Kochi-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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