Date and Time
17th Apr 2013 09:30 –– 17th Apr 2013 15:30
Location
University of Edinburgh, Chrystal Macmillan Building, Seminar Room 1

'Dimensions of Value and Values in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies'
A Two Day Symposium and Advanced Training for Postgraduate Research Students

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science is pleased to announce the following event, organised by the ESRC Innogen Centre, on behalf of the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies pathway of the Scottish Graduate School in Social Science, and in collaboration with the White Rose Social Science Doctoral Training Centre.

 

EVENT DESCRIPTION

We would like to welcome applications from UK-based postgraduate research students to attend this exciting two-day symposium and advanced training on the topic of value and values in science, technology and innovation studies. The event will take place at the University of Edinburgh. 

The event will bring together a number of internationally renowned STS and innovation studies scholars who have through their work explored the complexities and nuances of both economic, financial and commercial value; and broader socio-political values.  Over the two days we will have both keynote presentations and dedicated advanced training for PGR students. The objective is to bring together a variety of scholars and students with an interest in this increasingly important topic to advance understanding of how value and values may best be identified, critically explored and measured by social scientists.

APPLICATION PROCESS (DEADLINE MARCH 11, 2013)

As places are strictly limited to 20, we will be selecting students on a competitive basis. Interested research students who wish to attend should send a brief CV and description of their doctoral research and a short paragraph explaining how attendance at this event will benefit their research. Please send this by post or electronically to:

Ms. Alyson Macdonald
ESRC Innogen Centre Manager,
University of Edinburgh,Old Surgeons' Hall,
High School Yards,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1LZ
Tel: 0131 650 9113
Email: alyson.macdonald@ed.ac.uk

For academic queries about the event, please contact:

Dr. James Mittra,
Research Fellow and Lecturer
Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS)& ESRC Innogen Centre
Old Surgeons' Hall, High School Yards University of Edinburgh
EH1 1LZ
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 2453
Email: James.Mittra@ed.ac.uk

Last updated 30 Jan 2013 10:19am