PaSTIS in collaboration with STS Italia (the Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies) organizes the 3rd STS Summer School titled “Biomedicine and STS: Emerging Themes”, to be held in Padova (Italy) from September 15th to 19th, 2015. The Summer School will offer PhD students and early career researchers the opportunity to interact with STS international scholars with a transdisciplinary background in social studies of science, technology and medicine.

Biomedicine and related fields (such as genetics, biotechnology and the life sciences) play an increasing role in social, economic, political, and personal life. Recent developments in the field of biomedicine have posed novel challenges for the politics and ethics of health care, as they raise a great number of ethical, moral and social issues. Scholarship in Science and Technology Studies (STS) has developed a variety of approaches, theoretical frameworks and methodological insights for investigating these complex phenomena. This summer school introduces participants to major approaches, exploring new research frontiers and emerging themes:

      • co-production of biomedical knowledge
      • patient organizations and engagement
      • biomedical imaging and visualization
      • health, ageing and environment
      • gender, body and emerging configurations of biomedical technologies.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Madeleine Akrich, Mines ParisTech University, France
  • Attila Bruni, University of Trento, Italy
  • Regula Valerie Burri, HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany
  • Manuela Perrotta, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
  • Vololona Rabeharisoa, Mines ParisTech University, France

Scientific and Organizing Committee:

  • Attila Bruni, University of Trento
  • Stefano Crabu, Institut Mines-Telecom/Telecom ParisTech
  • Paolo Magaudda, University of Padova
  • Federico Neresini, University of Padova
  • Giuseppina Pellegrino, University of Calabria
  • Manuela Perrotta, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Assunta Viteritti, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
  • Paolo Volontè, Milan Politecnico

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Pa.S.T.I.S. riunisce dal 2008 le attività inerenti lo studio sociale dei media, della scienza, della tecnologia e dell’innovazione di un gruppo di ricercatori operanti presso la sezione di Sociologia del Dipartimento di Filosofia, Sociologia, Pedagogia e Psicologia Applicata (FISPPA) dell’Università di Padova.