The social study of science and medicine is a rapidly growing area in Australia and around the world. As the life sciences increasingly play a central role in contemporary societies, debates are emerging on how the biosciences are redefining society, politics, and legalities, including:
We explore these profound debates in the social study of science. Our aim is to bring researchers together to promote dialogue and collaboration and to give a greater profile to the field.
Promoting dialogue and collaboration
We run an extensive series of high-profile activities, including:
For a detailed list of upcoming events, please visit the University's What's On Calendar.
27 August 2018 to 13 September 2018
The Biopolitics of Science Research Network has been awarded funding for a Pop-Up Research Lab by Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC). Explore the emerging issues in biolegality through a series of workshops, seminars, masterclasses and roundtables.
28 August 2018
Join Biopolitics of Science Research Network for a launch of three new books by different scholars in the field.
29 August 2018
In this event, Professor Shobita Parthasarathy will present findings from her book which looks at patent systems from the politics perspective.
12 September 2018
In this talk, Professor Thomas Lemke will explore the crucial role of cryopreservation in affecting temporalities and the concept of life, and address how new regulatory and legal issues emerge around practices of cryopreservation and the concept of “suspended life”.