In February, the Mason Institute lunchtime seminar Why Food Ethics Matters was co-organised with the Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRIED) network. Dan Crossley, Executive Director at the Food Ethics Council (FEC), outlined his organisation’s work with business, government and civil
The Liminal Spaces team discuss their recent symposium on liminality and health research regulation in the United Kingdom with AllegraLab.
Biomedicine and the life sciences continue to rearrange the relationship between culture and biology, problematizing what it means to be a person, and introducing uncertainty and instability to individual and public life.
In May 2015, the Liminal Spaces Project team held a one-day workshop to discuss health research regulation in the United Kingdom. Drawing together scholars from the social sciences, humanities, and law, this event provided lively and thoughtful discussion to better develop understandings of liminality. In doing so, it sought to engage with technoscientific uncertainty and its productive potential, by asking: How are boundaries and thresholds experienced today? Can we speak of spaces “betwixt and between” technological, biomedical and regulatory fields? What are the benefits and risks of operating or “living” in liminality?
As part of Prof Graeme Laurie’s Wellcome Trust Liminal Spaces Project, we are pleased to welcome on-board Dr Samuel Taylor-Alexander as Senior Research Fellow in Medical Anthropology and Edward (Ted) Dove as the Liminal Spaces PhD candidate.
Prof Graeme Laurie’s Wellcome Trust Liminal Spaces Project officially began this month. The project brings together a team of anthropologists, sociologists, ethicists and lawyers with a range of stakeholders and regulators to examine the liminal spaces of the regulatory landscape.
The Mason Institute is pleased to welcome on-board the projects first research fellows – Ms Catriona McMillan and Dr Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra. We’ve invited them to tell us a little bit about themselves.
The Mason Institute is delighted to announce that Professor Graeme Laurie, Founding Director of the Institute and Chair of Medical Jurisprudence in Edinburgh Law School, has been awarded a £1 million five-year research grant from the Wellcome Trust as part
On the 40th anniversary of the inaugural of Professor JK Mason, delivered in the University of Edinburgh on 28th February 1974, Professor Graeme Laurie, Chair of Medical Jurisprudence, gave a lecture entitled “Confronting the Liminal Spaces of Health Research Regulation”.