The aim of Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies is to foster research into medical and health-related topics from the perspective of science and technology studies (STS). The Centre also supports science and technology studies perspectives on pre- and postgraduate courses at the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Body and Person: Governing Exchange in 21st Century Biomedicine
August 22, 2011, the Danish Research Councils gave 8,542,816 DKK in its Sapere Aude programme to a new project headed by Klaus Hoeyer. The project will explore policies governing exchange of human biological material and how they relate to the experiences and motivations of donors, recipients and health professionals. The research group comprises anthropologist Anja Marie Bornø Jensen (post doc), Sebastian Mohr (Ph.D student) and Maria Olejaz (Ph.D student). For more information click here.
Monday May 6th 2013, 3.30pm−5.30pm
Key note: Dr. David Schenck (Ph.D.). Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University. Response: Dr. Mogens K. Skadborg (MD), Aarhus University Hospital and Chairman of the Danish Society of Clinical Ethics. Panel discussion moderated by Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard Knox. Dr. David Schenck and Dr. Mogens K. Skadborg will be joined by: Dr. Gorm Greisen (MD, Dr. Med. Sc.), Copenhagen University Hospital, Dep. of Neonatology, Rigshospitalet and Dr. Jacob Rendtorff (Ph.D., Dr. Scient. Adm.), Dep. Of Communication, Business and Information Technologies Management in Transition, University of Roskilde.
Thursday 24th January, 2013 at 9:30 am.
The Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies is pleased to announce a public lecture to be given by Professor Kristin Asdal, University of Oslo. Models as contested objects.
Room 5-2-46, Dept of Public Health, Øster Farimagsgade 5
Selective reproductive technologies – routes of routinisation and globalisation
International Conference, 13–15 December 2012, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- Sarah Franklin, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge
- Lene Koch, Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies, University of Copenhagen
- Rayna Rapp, Department of Anthropology, New York University
- Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner, Department of Anthropology, University of Sussex
‘Selective reproductive technologies’ is being organised by the Department of Anthropology and the Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies at the University of Copenhagen, and is funded through the Sapere Aude programme of the Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF). More information on http://antropologi.ku.dk/srt/conference_dec2012/
May 30, 2012 - May 31, 2012
University of Copenhagen, CSS
Danish Association for Science and Technology Studies (DASTS) annual conference, 2012
Link to conference site
Monday, 12 Marts 2012
Professor Eviatar Zerubavel, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University.
CSS Room 7.0.40, Øster Farimagsgade 5, Copenhagen K
Professor Zerubavel's has analysed categorising in numerous ways and his extensive scholarship include the publications Social Mindscapes: An Invitation to Cognitive Sociology (Harvard University Press, 1999); Time Maps: Collective Memory and the Social Shape of the Past (University of Chicago Press, 2003), Zerubavel E. Lumping and splitting: Notes on social classification, Sociological Forum 1996;11/3:42133 and forthcoming in the autumn of 2011 is: Ancestors and Relatives Genealogy, Identity, and Community. (Oxford University Press).
Friday, February 10th 2012, 10-12,
Room 5.2.46 at Center for Sundhed og Samfund, CSS.
Public lecture at Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies: "Care at a distance: technology confronts older people" Maggie Mort, Dept of Sociology & Division of Medicine,Lancaster University, UK
Abstract: Technological ‘solutions' to the ‘problem' of ageing are proliferating, along with policy developments concerning ‘ageing in place'. ICT based care technologies aimed to support ageing in place include telecare packages using a combination of active and passive systems and sensors installed around the older person's home. But how does care at a distance (telecare) get implemented/acted on in encounters with older people living at home? How does the work of assessing for, installing, and running a telecare service get accomplished in practice? Drawing on observational fieldwork such as shadowing social workers on home visits, observing policy/practice meetings, interviews and group discussions with practitioners, the asymmetrical relationship between the telecare ‘solution' and lived realities encountered in the field are explored. This is considered in the light of contemporary debates in Science and Technology Studies around ‘shared work' and ontological choreography. The presentation draws on research for the EC FP7 Science in Society Programme project EFORTT - Ethical Frameworks for Telecare Technologies for older people at home.