Bay Area STS Events

The San Francisco Bay Area has many events for science and technology studies. Below, you will find a calendar listing all of the events in the bay area that may be of interest to the STS community. Listings come from UC Berkeley’s Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society, UC Davis’ STS program, and UC Santa Cruz’s Science and Justice Research Center. Interested in having your unit’s events include? Email


Entanglement is a key concept in contemporary science and technology studies (STS).  By tracing all the contingent and uncertain relations that endow objects with seemingly stable boundaries, entanglement allows us to see how such boundaries[...]
The STS/OHST/Environmental History Working Group is hosting two work in progress review sessions on Thursday, April 6 and Thursday, April 20 from 12-1:30PM in Stephen Hall, Room 470, in support of DE and working group affiliated[...]
In this seminar Jan De Vos will introduce his book “The Metamorphoses of the Brain Neurologisation and its Discontents” (Palgrave, 2016), focusing especially on the chapter “The Political Brain: The Brain as a Political Invention”[...]
April 7, 2017 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
Please join us at 5:00 pm on April 6th, 2017 at UC Berkeley for a free screening of FUTURE BABY, the just-released documentary about the future of human reproduction as it unfolds right before our[...]
Please join us for a talk and reception with Victoria Pitts-Taylor who will be discussing her latest book, The Brain’s Body: Neuroscience and Corporeal Politics. Wine and refreshments will be served. A student seminar will be[...]
In 1991, Chilean forensic scientists began the exhumation of 126 skeletons from Patio 29, a plot in the General Cemetery where the military ordered the burial of hundreds the disappeared and executed. The exhumations began[...]
The STS/OHST/Environmental History Working Group is hosting its final work in progress review session on Thursday, April 20 from 12-1:30PM in Stephen Hall, Room 470, in support of DE and working group affiliated UC Berkeley graduate[...]
The Gold Fish Casino is a queer slapstick musical film about salmon migration and the uprising of an emergent water commons. In this screening followed by lively conversation, we will explore the role of queer[...]
May 1, 2017 – May 2, 2017 all-day
Honoring the Work of Nancy Scheper- Hughes Monday, May 1st, 2017 Scholarship With Engagement Alumni House, UC Berkeley, 1 to 7 pm Gail Kligman – Convener 1:30 pm The Global Crisis: Migration, Mobilities, and Immobilities[...]