STS Colloquium Schedule


STS Colloquium 2019-20

All sessions to be held on Thursdays, from 5-6:30pm in Buchanan Tower (Rm 1197) unless otherwise indicated.


Term I


September 12

Georgina Stewart, Auckland University of Technology

“Writing as a Method of Indigenous Research”


September 23

Rohan D’Souza, Kyoto University

“The Great Hydraulic Transition:  Colonial Engineering and the Making of Modern Rivers in South Asia”


October 3

Nathan Hensley, Georgetown University

“Drone War in the Marketplace of Culture”

*Pre-circulated paper, for further information please contact Robert Brain:


October 24

Lindsey Freeman, Simon Fraser University

“From Inside the Atomic Sensorium”


Term II


January 16

Margaret Schabas, University of British Columbia

“Before Economics Became the Dismal Science:  Hume on the Rise of Capitalism”

(co-sponsored by the Early Modern Research Cluster)


January 30

Adam Frank, University of British Columbia

Title TBA


February 27

Margaret Ronda, University of California, Davis

“Organic Form, Plastic Forms: The Nature of Plastic in Contemporary Ecopoetics.”