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Simon Schaffer: The Relationship between Sociology and STS

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Professor Simon Schaffer will be joining the Science and Technology Reading Group as a speaker on January 23th at 2pm.

He will be giving a talk on the complex relationship between sociology and what has come to be known as science and technology studies. Professor Schaffer will sketch out the historic development of the tense relationship between these two interconnected research fields. Furthermore, possbile future scenarios will be addressed. After the talk, there will be plenty of time to ask questions and to discuss.

Simon Schaffer is Professor of History and Science at the University of Cambridge. His research focus lies on the practices, materials and organisation of scientific inquiry between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, including studies of astronomy, natural philosophy, technology and the physical sciences.

The STS -reading group at the Department of Sociology dearly invites everybody to join our upcoming session.

This talk is part of the Science and Technology Reading Group series.

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