STS@UoM is an informal network of scholars at the University of Melbourne who engage critically with developments in one or more areas where science and technology are central, and where the relationship to social structures is complex or contested. This year’s reading group will explore the theme: Data Science and the Politics of Automation.
Laws and the Humanities for the Anthropocene
This reading group will focus on encounters between laws and cognate disciplines in the context of the Anthropocene thesis. As a group, we are exploring the provocations of this thesis: juridical, political and cultural recalibrations, human and more-than-human entanglements, and critical approaches to rights and obligations.
Queer Reading of the Law
Ever get the feeling that the law doesn’t always fulfil its goal of impartiality and equal treatment before the law? Through reading the law queerly, this gathering of students and scholars will take a critical journey into law, theory and practice. This reading group will explore queer, sexuality, desire, feminist and intersectional politics and theories in the law.