Science, technology and society for our century [inaugural lecture, 16 April 2013]

Johnston, S.F. (2013) Science, technology and society for our century [inaugural lecture, 16 April 2013]. (Unpublished)

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The links between science and technology, on the one hand, and wider society, on the other, have been the focus of growing attention over the past two generations. This inaugural lecture by Sean Johnston, Professor of Science, Technology and Society at the University of Glasgow’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies, will explore the recent history of this relationship and discuss why the social implications of science and technology have become increasingly contentious. Illustrated by career experiences as a participant and researcher in emerging fields, his session will highlight the advantages of an interdisciplinary approach for creating new knowledge and opportunities. The lecture will describe how current research and postgraduate teaching seek to identify and tackle issues at the heart of our current century.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Keywords:Inaugural; STS; science and technology studies; social studies of science; technology studies; science studies
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnston, Professor Sean
Authors: Johnston, S.F.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Publisher:School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Author
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Author

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