Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science 2019

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New Orleans. September 4-7, 2019

Innovations, Interruptions, Regenerations

The theme of the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science – Innovations, Interruptions, Regenerations – calls for presentations, panels and other events that are innovative in form and content, conveying and examining insights from science and technology studies (STS) into innovation itself, innovations in STS and ways STS can be both a source and site of regenerations of many kinds. Extending the transnational character and commitments of 4S, the meeting will highlight STS innovations in different locations – in education, research, practice, and academic organizing. The meeting will include a Making & Doing exhibit, and a special exhibit – Innovating STS – that will showcase how diverse STS departments, networks, organizations and streams of scholarship (actor-network theory, feminist and postcolonial STS, and so on) have taken shape, continually interrupting and regenerating the field as a whole. Continue reading

DATA POWER: global in/securities

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University of Bremen. September 12-13, 2019

Data Power 2019 is a two-day, international conference organized by the ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen in cooperation with the Universities of Carleton (Canada) and Sheffield (UK). Continue reading

Workshop: Equivocal (anthropo)cenes: indigenous ontologies and the ethics of geo-climatic disruptions

Santiago, Chile. November 8-9, 2018

Organized by:
Marcelo González, P. Universidad Católica and CIGIDEN
Manuel Tironi, P. Universidad Católica and CIGIDEN

Kristina Lyons, University of Pennsylvania
Claudio Millacura, Universidad de Chile
Timothy Neale, Deakin University

The end of the world has begun, and the blame is on us –or at least on some “us”. Floods and droughts, fires and hurricanes, large-scale chemical pollution and a growing loss of biodiversity: human-induced disasters multiply, as this multiplication unveils the disruption of biospheric equilibriums to a threshold of no-return. The world will carry on but, we begin to recognize, it will not be anymore suitable for a humanity that has unleashed the inhuman might of a revengefull Gaia. The “Anthropocene” is how the geosciences has named this agonistic moment in human-nature relations. Continue reading


Roanoke, Virginia. April 25-27, 2019

Proposal Deadline: November 1, 2018

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Gender, Bodies, & Technology (GBT) is an initiative within Women’s and Gender Studies at Virginia Tech that aims to explore the multiple, proliferating, and gendered dimensions of technologized bodies and embodied technologies. Through our initiative and interdisciplinary conference, we foreground research, theories, and performances that highlight the discursive and material nodes around which gender, bodies, and technologies both cohere and fracture. We invite scholars, activists, and artists from the humanities, social and natural sciences, visual and performing arts, life sciences, disability studies, STEM fields, and queer and feminist science studies to submit papers, panels, workshops, new media, art, film, and performance pieces that explore the intersections of gender, bodies & technology in contexts ranging from political protests and citizen science labs to electoral hacking and the #MeToo movement. How, we ask, might topics such as gene editing technologies, facial recognition software, Big Data, environmental crises, or Black superheroes produce new lines of inquiry when filtered through a GBT perspective? Continue reading

I LATMETRICS – ALTMETRICS AND OPEN SCIENCE IN LATIN AMERICA: Challenges on the quality and access of open data in peripheral countries

Niterói, Brazil. November 28-30, 2018

The submissions for the I LATMetrics – Altmetria and Open Science in latin America are officially open. The Colloquium will take place in the “Biomass Core” of the Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Niterói (RJ). The Colloquium will reunite researchers from several areas with the purpose of discussing the challenges of scientific circulation in latin american context. The usage of alternative metrics to measure the social impact of science and initiatives to promote open science will be some of the topics discussed during the meeting. Continue reading