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Higher seminar

The Tema T Higher Seminar series is a joint activity of all the research seminars and programmes in Tema T, with the participation of PhD students, postdocs and faculty. The Higher Seminar covers topics of interest across a broad range of topics within and beyond Technology and Social Change. It features high profile academics of international standing who are invited to present and discuss their latest work in the field. Invited guests additionally run informal discussion groups for PhD students and colleagues.


The Higher Seminar series is organised by Steve Woolgar. Outside visitors are welcome: please contact Eva Danielsson.




Spring 2018


31 January, Ulrike Felt, Social Studies of Science, Vienna, Austria, "Struggling with potential futures. A comparative analysis of citizens' anticipatory practices in three issue spaces" Lokal:  Lethe, kl 13.15 - 15.00



28 February, Celia Lury, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, Warwick, UK, "Compositional methods as a way to activate the present in an era of rendition" Lokal:  Lethe, kl 13.15 - 15.00



21 March,  Brian Rappert, Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, Exeter, UK, Articel to be annonunced  Lokal:  Lethe, kl 13.15 - 15.00



18 April,  Mats Fridlund, Aalto, Finland, "Gunning for determinism: sociotechnical affordances, agencies and artifactualities in the emergence of modern terrorism"  Lokal:  Lethe, kl 13.15 - 15.00


9 el 16 May,  To be annonunced  Lokal:  Lethe, kl 13.15 - 15.00



13 June,  Malcolm Ashmore and Olga Restrepo, National University of Colombia, Bogota, "Why Bogota?"  Lokal:  Lethe, kl 13.15 - 15.00






13 september, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo, Exchange Tema T,  "What Difference Can Social Science Make, especially in an age of post truth?"    Lokal:  Universitetsklubben, kl 13.15 - 15.00


11 oktober,  Marsha Rosengarten,  Goldsmiths, London, UK,  Articel to be announced  Lokal:  Lethe, kl 13.15 - 15.00



1 november, Simon Guy,  Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Lancaster Unviersity,  Articel to be annonunced Lokal:  Lethe, kl 13.15 - 15.00


29 november, Wendy Espeland, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University, USA, Articel to be annonunced  Lokal:  Lethe, kl 13.15 - 15.00


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Technology and Social Change is an interdisciplinary research unit focusing on how social actors create and use technology, and how technical change is woven together with cultural patterns, daily life, politics, energy systems, learning, and the economy in history and society.

About Tema

The objective for Tema - The Department of Thematic Studies is to pursue excellent research and education at undergraduate and advanced levels relevant to society.

Child Studies
Gender Studies
Technology and social change
Environmental Change

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