STS Seminar Series

The division of Science, Technology and Society arranges the following seminars:

  • STS seminar
  • History of Science and Technology Seminar
  • Lunchtime book discussions
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STS Seminar, Spring 2023

The seminars are held on Wednesdays, 13:00-15:00 in Järntorget (exceptions are noted in the schedule). If the seminar is in a hybrid format we meet on zoom here. The first fifteen minutes are reserved for a short division meeting, so the actual seminar starts around 13:15.

One week before the seminar, a text is circulated. The seminar is organised around the assumption that everyone has read the text. The seminars are held in English.​ For presenters: send your text and a suitable title to Francis Lee at the latest one week ahead of the seminar.

Wed, Feb 8
Work in Progress: Francis Lee, Catharina Landström, Karl Palmås (chair: rotating)
“Split visions: the general and the particular in an algorithmic world”
with post seminar at Tullen

Wed, Feb 22
Work in Progress: Kjell Vowles, Martin Hultman, Kristoffer Ekberg (chair: rotating)
with post seminar at Tullen

Wed, Mar 8
Julia Ravanis (chair: rotating)
with post seminar at Tullen

Wed, Mar 15
50% seminar: Alicja Ostrowska (chair: Francis Lee)
Commentator: Mette Nordahl Svendsen, Copenhagen University
with post seminar at Tullen

Fri, Mar 17
Dissertation Defence: Malin Nordvall
Opponent: Amy Bix, Iowa State University

Wed, Mar 22
Olli Herranen & Tero Toivanen (chair: rotating)
with post seminar at Tullen

Wed, Apr 5
Tiina Männistö Funk (chair: rotating)
“Innergårdar, bilparkering och lekplatsplanering i Helsingfors på 1970-talet”
with post seminar at Tullen

Wed, Apr 19
Research Proposal Seminar Henrik Hågemark (chair: Karl de Fine Licht)
Discussant: Helene Ahlborg; Jr. Discussant: Johannes Abelardo Pineiro
with post seminar at Tullen

Wed, May 3
Work in Progress: Lisa Lindén (chair: rotating)
with post seminar at Tullen

Wed, May 17
Work in Progress:  Parissa Mokhtabad Amrei (chair: rotating)
with post seminar at Tullen

Wed, May 31
Work in  Progress: Anna Åberg, Susanna Lidström (KTH) (chair: rotating)
with post seminar at Tullen


Zoom link for hybrid meetings: here.

The seminar is arranged by the Division for Science, Technology and Society, Dept. of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology. If you have questions about the STS seminar series or want to be added to our e-mail list and receive the texts beforehand, please contact​ Francis Lee​.

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History of Science and Technology Seminar, Spring 2023

Time and place unless otherwise stated: Thursday 15.15–17.00 in seminar room 2356 Järntorget, Division of Science, Technology, and Society (STS), Vera Sandbergs allé 8, floor 3.

The seminars are held in English when the texts are written in English, and in Swedish when the texts are written in Swedish.

Thursday 26 January
Siegfried Evens, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, presents a chapter from his forthcoming dissertation ”Streams, Steams, and Steels, A History of Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Risk Governance (1850–1990)”. The text can be requisitioned from Siegfried Evens, siegfried.evens@abe.kth.se, one week before the seminar. The seminar is held in seminar room 2356 Järntorget at Chalmers (Vera Sandbergs allé 8, floor 3).

Thursday 23 February
Sarah Vorminder, Division of History of Ideas and Sciences, Lund University, presents a text from her forthcoming dissertation ”Den räta linjens hegemoni. Gränsdragningar under skiftesreformerna i Sverige ca. 1783–1864”. The text can be requisitioned from Sarah Vorminder, sarah.vorminder@kultur.lu.se, one week before the seminar. The seminar is held in room J675 at Humanisten (Renströmsgatan 6).

Thursday 16 March
Amy Bix, Department of History, Iowa State University, presents the text ”Encouraging Engineer Elsa and Astrophysicist Astrid: STEM Advocacy for Girls, 1965-Today”. It can be requisitioned from Jens Millkrantz, jens.millkrantz@chalmers.se, one week before the seminar. The seminar is held in room 2356 Järntorget at Chalmers (Vera Sandbergs allé 8, floor 3).

Thursday 11 May
Linda Andersson Burnett, Division of History of Ideas and Sciences, Uppsala University, presents the text ”Instructing natural-historical travel: Linnaean natural history in Britain and its Empire c. 1750–1830”. It can be requisitioned from Linda Andersson Burnett, linda.andersson-burnett@idehist.uu.se, one week before the seminar. The seminar is held in room J431 at Humanisten (Renströmsgatan 6).

Thursday 1 June
Henrik Björck, Division of History of Ideas and Science, Gothenburg University, presents the text ”Jägmästarna”. It can be requisitioned from Henrik Björck, henrik.bjorck@lir.gu.se, one week before the seminar. The seminar is held in room J675 at Humanisten (Renströmsgatan 6).

The History of Science and Technology Seminar is a co-arrangement by the Division of Science, Technology, and Society at Chalmers and the Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion at GU. Seminar organizers: Gustav Holmberg (GU), Per Lundin (Chalmers) and Jens Millkrantz (Chalmers).

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Lunchtime book discussions

In our series of lunchtime book discussions, members of the faculty talk informally about their current reading.  During these sessions, we cover new releases and classics that inform our research at STS - as well as Chalmers TME - while also being relevant to broader audiences.
 
The series is arranged by Karl PalmåsAnna ÅbergCatharina Landström, and Per Lundin.​
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