UK Postgraduate Science and Technology Studies (PSTS) conference

The Institute for Science and Society at the University of Nottingham
invites postgraduates to the first UK Postgraduate Science and Technology
Studies (PSTS) conference on the 28th and 29th July 2009.   If you are
engaged in research in science, technology and society and related fields,
then the event will provide a key forum in which to present on-going
research and build networks within the UK STS community.  The conference
is organised by postgraduates and is intended for postgraduate students in
any year. It will allow participants unique opportunities to:

*        Present research to a relevant audience
*        Receive commentary on work-in-progress in a friendly and
supportive environment
*        Practice presentation skills
*        Meet students with similar research interests
*        Listen to keynote speakers with established careers in the field
*        Carry debates across disciplinary boundaries
*        Reflect on the identities of UK STS
*        Build working relationships at an early career stage

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Sujatha Raman, Institute for Science and Society, University of
Dr. Nik Brown, Science and Technology Studies Unit, University of York
Dr. Paul Martin, Institute for Science and Society, University of Nottingham

Cost, Accommodation and Travel

The early registration conference fee is £125 which includes en suite
accommodation in University halls, all meals and the conference dinner.
There are a number of travel bursaries available. If you would like to
apply for a travel bursary please indicate so on the abstract submission
form, downloadable from the website, fill it in and return it to us before
the 1st March 2009.

Abstract Submission

Individual paper proposals for a 15-20 minute presentation on any topic
germane to the aims of the conference should be submitted by abstract (no
longer than 300 words) using the attached abstract submission form, to
[email protected] <mailto:xxxx

[at] nottingham [dot] ac [dot] uk>  by 1st March 2009.
Please include full contact details.  Or e-mail Andy Balmer at
[email protected] if you have any other queries.

Further information, such as a provisional agenda, travel information,
etcetera, will be available on the conference website: <>