Friday Lecture with Andrew Pickering: SKETCHES OF ANOTHER FUTURE: CYBERNETICS IN BRITAIN, 1940-2000

Date: Friday 24 May Time: 14.00 – 16.00 Place: Aarhus University Åbogade, Building 5510-103

Andrew Pickering is an internationally recognized leader in the field of science and technology studies. His first degree was with first-class honours in physics from Oxford University (1970). He has two PhDs, one in theoretical elementary particle physics (University College London, 1973), the other in science studies (Edinburgh, 1984). Having spent much of his subsequent career in the US he has both British and American citizenship. In America he was a full professor in the sociology department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1985-2007) where he served as head of department for four years (2000-4). At Urbana he was also the founder and director of an interdisciplinary graduate program in studies of science, technology, information and medicine. In 2007 he returned to England as professor of sociology and philosophy at the University of Exeter, where he is now professor emeritus, having retired in 2015.

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