MI Lunch recap- ‘Why Food Ethics Matters’, co-organised with the Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRIED) network.

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

AllegraLab Article: Liminality, Biomedicine, and the Law – A Symposium Supported by the Wellcome Trust

AllegraLab Article: Liminality, Biomedicine, and the Law – A Symposium Supported by the Wellcome Trust

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.

Liminal Spaces Team Holds Symposium on Health Research Regulation and Liminality

Liminal Spaces Team Holds Symposium on Health Research Regulation and Liminality

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?

Welcome To Our New Liminal Spaces Fellows

Welcome To Our New Liminal Spaces Fellows

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.