P27: Specific temporalities: territorial futures between practices and knowlewdge

Deadline: June 14, 2021

Enrico Milazzo (Dottorando in Studi storici, geografici ed antropologici; Università di Padova), Christian Colella (PhD in Applied Sociology and Research Methodology – Università di Milano Bicocca), Collettivo Epidemia (Collettivo di ricerca indipendente)

Discussant: Valentina Bonifacio (Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia)

Lingue: Italiano e inglese

The panel aims to explore the capacities for adaptation, recognition and negotiation between collectives and the landscape (especially with the entities that inhabit it). As Gramsci reminds us – moments of crisis facilitate the death of the old but slow the arrival of the new. Within the relationship between interpretation of environmental transformations and processes of territorialization, we are interested in exploring practices of constructing possible futures, particularly those underlying the understanding of new symbolic values of the territory that include non-human entities within the perspectives of more-than-human worlds (Papadopoulos 2018).

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New deadline for abstracts: April 15, 2021

Keywords: categories, counts, figures, registration technologies, documentary artifacts, archives,

political violence, facts.


Oriana Bernasconi (Department of Sociology, Universidad Alberto Hurtado- Chile and Millennium Institute on Violence and Democracy -VIODEMOS) obernasc@uahurtado.cl

Paola Diaz-Lizé (Centre d’études des mouvements sociaux-CEMS-EHESS-Francia and Center for social conflict and cohesion studies COES- Chile) paola.diaz@ehess.fr

  1. Introduction

This cluster aims at strengthening the link between the field of social studies of science and technology (STS) and that of human rights, by examining three central operations that are part of the management of severe human rights violations: documenting, factualizing and commensuring.

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CFP: Citizen Science in Latin America and the Global South

Deadline: April 1, 2021

Cluster editors: Luis Reyes-Galindo, Julieta Piña and Arturo Vallejo.

‘Citizen science’ has become an umbrella term for a growing number of projects that introduce laypersons into the heartlands of science-making, and an extension of calls for increasing science ‘democratisation’ and ‘engagement.’ Engagement, and therefore citizen science, may be classified according to its varying degree of institutionalisation (Invernizzi 2020):

  1. Top-down approaches which strongly demarcate what laypersons may and should do within scientific projects (e.g. pre-framed data gathering and sorting).
  2. Cooperative or counter-hegemonic interactions in which laypersons-institution interaction occurs on more level epistemic terms (e.g. NGO-led science, patient-group data gathering).
  3. Science ‘on the margins’, where science and knowledge are created and live out independently from institutions.

This special cluster aims to reflexively explore projects of citizen science in Latin America and the Global South, particularly in the first two modes, i.e. when layperson-institutional interaction is a critical component of engagement. We invite papers that include but are not limited to sociological, anthropological or historical case studies; philosophical reflections on epistemological, ontological, cultural, geopolitical and ethical questions raised by citizen science; and discussions on the role that citizen science can play in science policy—including the wide range of diversely-democratic and participatory conceptualisations of science-society relations found in the Global South. Project management and infrastructure-related articles that fully engage with STS topics are also encouraged.

Abstracts (max. 500 words) for proposed papers should be submitted by 1 April 2021. Selected papers will be invited to submit full manuscripts by 1 November 2021, aiming for publication in Tapuya’s Vol. 5 (2022). For this special cluster, papers submitted in Portuguese and Spanish with full peer-review in their original languages—aiming for a final-version publication in English—will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Unfunded or underfunded scholars from the Global South will receive an APC waiver from Tapuya. Please send proposed abstracts to Luis Reyes at: luisreyes@ciencias.unam.mx

Convocatoria para presentación de artículos para Dossier especial: Coproducción de conocimiento y el “giro colaborativo” inter/transdisciplinario

Deadline: February 15, 2021

Editoras invitadas coordinadoras del Dossier

Dra. Cecilia Hidalgo*: Dra. en Antropología Social (ICA-FFyL-UBA). Profesora Plenaria FFyL/FSOC – UBA

Dra. María Inés Carabajal*: Dra. en Antropología Social. Becaria Postdoctoral (ICA-FFyL-UBA, CONICET), docente UBA.

Lic. María Belén López Castro*: Lic. en Antropología Social. Becaria doctoral (ICA – FFyL, UBA)

Dra. Mariana Smulski*: Dra. en Antropología Social. Becaria Postdoctoral (UNA-CEMIC, CONICET), docente UBA.

*Miembros del UBACyT: Co-producción de conocimiento: nuevos formatos asociativos y materialidad de la creatividad científica (UBACyT 20020170100593BA), dirigido por la Dra. Cecilia Hidalgo.

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