The Conversation is a weekly seminar series that encourages VELiMers to discuss aspects of their research work in a collegial manner. VELiM staff and students as well as visiting fellows and associates participate in and present their work during these conversations. If you would like to attend a conversation relevant to your area of interest, please contact the Centre Administrator for a schedule of upcoming presentations. Upcoming speakers and topics will also be announced on our homepage.
Dates: Thursdays, 12 - 1pm
Venue: Level 2, meeting room no. 5211, The Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine (VELiM), Medical Foundation Building, 92-94 Parramatta Road, Camperdown NSW 2006.
Biopolitics of Science Seminar Series
The social study of Science and Medicine is a rapidly growing area, both in Australia and internationally. Interest in the field is driven by the perception that technological progress often outstrips the social capacity to assess risk, develop governance and safely embed scientific innovations. Moreover, developments in the sciences are frequently provocations to the categories and assumptions of social science and the humanities – to the distinction between nature and society, technology and culture, and to our understandings of the origins, meanings, ends and value of human life. The Biopolitics of Science Research Network hosts a series of seminars that address these concerns.
For further information visit the Biopolitics of Science website or email the Network Director .