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In this world, science and technology have broken through walls of industry and of the laboratory to become an inextricable determining element of nature, culture, and history.

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The STS Colloquia are a core activity of the STS Program and the HASTS doctoral program. All Colloquia are held at 4:00 p.m. on Mondays throughout the academic year, at MIT in Building E51, Room 095, 70 Memorial Drive, unless otherwise indicated.

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John Durant came to MIT in July 2005, to take up a joint appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the STS Program and Director of the MIT Museum. His earlier research was in the history of evolutionary and behavioral biology, with special reference to debates about animal nature and human nature in the late-19th and 20th centuries.

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With the Anthropology Program and History Faculty, STS offers a Ph.D. in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology and Society (HASTS).