STS Pathway Meeting March 2016

White Rose DTC STS Pathway Event: Reading the Classics


We are planning a lively morning of snappy, visual Pecha Kucha presentations which explore the significance and usefulness of classic STS texts, followed by discussions.


To prepare for the day please create a Pecha Kucha presentation to present. Pecha Kucha is a fun way to present a topic quickly using visuals. It is increasingly being used at international conferences and this event offers a valuable opportunity to try out your ideas in a supportive environment.


The topic of the Pecha Kucha is: your favourite classic STS text and why it is relevant to your research.


Pecha Kucha presentations follow a 20×20 format: 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide. Timing is crucial and the presentation should last no longer than 6 minutes 40 seconds. Use automatic timings to move your slides on at the right time. Please look at this useful advice on presenting using Pecha Kucha, which also includes some examples to get you thinking and further resources:


Running order

  1. 30  Arrivals and refreshments

10.40   Introduction by Anne Kerr

10.45   Pecha Kuchas:

  1. Greg Radick (Leeds) Jerry Ravetz’s Scientific Knowledge and Its Social Problems
  2. Matthew Holmes (Leeds) Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison’s Objectivity
  3. Andrew Webster (York) Langdon Winner
  4. Alexandra Gruian (Leeds) Karen Barad – Meeting the Universe Halfway
  5. Rosemary Hill (Leeds) Big Data Visualisations and Situated Knowledges (Haraway)
  6. Tom Clarke (Leeds) Data, Quantification and the Laboratory
  7. Sue Molyneux-Hodgson (Sheffield) Sharon Traweek Beamtimes and Lifetimes
  8. Md Bashirul Haque (Leeds) Residential Location Choice
  9. Ruchi Higham  (York) Clinical trials and regenerative medicine
  10. Karen Throsby (Leeds) The Body Multiple
  11. Rob Meckin (Sheffield) Articulating alignment of research problems: synthetic biology, thesis structure and theory

12.30   Lunch and discussion

13.30   End


Anne Kerr

Rosemary Lucy Hill

School of Social Sciences, University of Leeds