STS Seminar Series 2019 -20

We are very pleased to announce an exciting list of speakers for the 2019-2020 STS Seminar Series.

The Research Seminar Series in Science & Technology Studies features seminars on a wide range of STS-related topics. Sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology Studies and coordinated by our members, the series is now in its 26th year and it has hosted over 500 speakers from Canada and around the world.

The series is open to the public, and STS majors are especially encouraged to attend.

All presentations will run on various Tuesdays from 11:30 to 13:00 in room 203 of Bethune College, unless otherwise specified. Directions are available using the York University Map.

Please circulate this to interested colleagues, and look forward to seeing you there. Refreshments will be provided, but please bring your own cup (for coffee/tea/juice) to reduce waste.


Please click below to see the poster of 2019-2020 Seminar Series

September 10
Adia Benton
Epidemic Projections and politics of reckoning
September 24th
Kieran O’Doherty
Psychological contributions to STS
October 8
Kean Birch
York - STS
Automated Neoliberalism
October 22
Zbigniew Stachniak
The IBM Images Archive
November 5
Kelly Bronson
Date driven agribussiness
November 19 [Cancelled]
Kate Hene
Imaging traumatic brain injury through the lens of sex difference
December 3
John McLevey
Democracies in crisis? Online deception, disinformation, and
political polarization in comparative perspective
Janurary 14
Michael Friendly
The rise of visual thinking and graphic communication
January 28
Anna Artyushina
Is civic data governance the key to democratic smart cities? The
Role of the Urban Data Trust in Sidewalk Toronto
February 4
Sakari Tamminen
STS in real life consulting practice
THURSDAY February 27th
Kerstin Dautenhahn
Challenges and Opportunities of Social Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction
10:00-12:00 Bethune College Room 320 *A special joint seminar with the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science*
March 10th
Melanie Baljko
Crip technoscience & critical technical practice
March 24th
Shobita Parthasarathy
An anti-inclusivity machine? The politics of menstrual
hygiene innovation in international development