Fall 2017 STS Colloquium Schedule

STS Colloquium Series 2017-18, Term I



Thursdays 5-6:30 in BuTo 1197 (unless otherwise specified)

* denotes unusual place and/or time


September 14

          Reading Seminar: Helen TilleyAfrica as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950, Intro, Ch.2, ch.6., conclusion

[This book is available online through the UBC library website.]


October 12

            Alison Wylie, University of British Columbia

Knowledge thats fit for purposea research prospectus. 


October 26 

            Jesse Oak Taylor, University of Washington

Conrads Earth System Poetics

co-sponsored by Department of English and the Oecologies group

* November 7 (Please note this is a Tuesday)

            Steven MeyerWashington University

            Title TBA

co-sponsored by the Belkin Art Gallery


*November 23

            Catherine Malabou, Kingston University and UC Irvine                                                   

“Empty Square vsEvolutionary MemoryThe New Adventure of Signs

6 pm, at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, 6476 NW Marine Dr., UBC.  cosponsored with the Belkin Art Gallery and the Department of Art History


November 30

            Geoffrey WinthropYoung, University of British Columbia

“‘We stand in this storm of adaptation‘: Karl Escherich and the (De)Nazification of Universities and Social Insects.”