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

Keynotes:
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

1er Congreso Internacional Realidades emergentes 2018

San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas. September 26-28, 2018

CONVOCATORIA
Se convoca a investigadores, profesionistas y estudiantes en las áreas de ciencias sociales, ciencias humanísticas, y estudios interdisciplinarios
A PARTICIPAR EN EL I CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE REALIDADES EMERGENTES 2018, EL CUAL TIENE POR OBJETIVO crear un espacio de diálogo, reflexión y debate sobre las complejas realidades sociales, las teorías emergentes, los proyectos y las
líneas de investigación en distintos niveles: local, nacional e internacional con los distintos actores sociales, organizaciones y colectivos INVOLUCRADOS. Continue reading

CFP: GENDER, BODIES & TECHNOLOGY 5th TRANSDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE: “TechnoLogics: Power and Resistance”

Roanoke, Virginia. April 25-27, 2019

Proposal Deadline: November 1, 2018

Submit to: http://bit.ly/2KBPqi6

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

LASA 2019

Boston. May 24–27, 2019

La fecha límite para el envío de propuestas es el 6 de septiembre de 2018, a las 5 p. m., hora del este.

El ensayo “Nuestra América” de José Martí se publicó en 1891 en Nueva York y Ciudad de México, en respuesta a la primera conferencia panamericana de 1890, en la cual se propuso al panamericanismo como una forma de conectar a América del Norte y del Sur. Invocamos y expandimos el mensaje de “Nuestra América” para promover una visión hemisférica de justicia e inclusión, en una era en la que la política mundial se desarrolla, con frecuencia, a partir de muros y fronteras aseguradas, en lugar del fomento de la justicia social y la democracia. Nuestro congreso se lleva a cabo en Boston, Massachusetts, el lugar de eventos clave en la revolución que resultó en la independencia estadounidense y —junto con otros episodios trascendentales de la “era de las revoluciones”, incluso la revolución haitiana que abolió la esclavitud— sentó las bases de las ideas contemporáneas sobre la democracia y la justicia. Continue reading