CFS ASA 2021: Sociologies of Science, Knowledge, and Technology in “Revolting Times” (Open Panel)

Session organizers:
Nathalia Hernandez Vidal (Oxford College of Emory University)
Patrick Grzanka, University of Tennessee‐Knoxville
Kelly Moore, Loyola University‐Chicago

Drawing on scholar‐activist Michelle Fine’s ongoing characterization of the present as “revolting times”—marked by incredible forms of inequality and movement‐led uprisings that reflect a desire for profound social transformation—we propose a panel that showcases SKAT scholarship reflective of this moment and its implications for the future of the section. Even as some corners of the sociology of science, knowledge, technology (and medicine) have embraced an interest in the study of inequalities and injustice created through, with, and by technologies, biomedicine, and scientific knowledge production, less SKAT scholarship conceives of SKAT and STS as tools for justice‐making or social transformation.

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2021 STGlobal Conference: Science at Service: Building Inclusive Communities

April 16-17, 2021
Online

Abstract Deadline: December 16, 2020 11:59 p.m. PT

Contemporary biological, environmental, social, and political crises expose a pressing need to rethink the sciences’ place and orientation in society. Technological innovation and infrastructures have played significant roles in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the climate emergency, the global rise in authoritarianism, and a widespread expansion in economic and social injustice. As policymakers and publics look to the sciences to help address these problems, it becomes increasingly important to reflect upon the current and proper purposes, uses, and aims of the sciences. What communities and values are served by present research and innovation systems? Which are harmed, undercut, or left behind? Our contemporary crises can be understood as outgrowths of neglect for economically and politically marginalized communities in the scoping and orientation of research; and of inattention to the potential dangers, as well as the benefits, of techno-social innovations.

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After Method in Organization Studies IV – AMOS Conference

Västerås, Sweden. June -3-4, 2021

Last day to submit: October 12, 2020 Extended deadline

After Method in Organization Studies IV (AMOS) is a conference taking place at Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden, June 3-4, 2021. The purpose with the conference is to provide an opportunity for social science researchers to meet and discuss methodological questions around epistemology of practice and epistemological practices.

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Trust in Expertise in a Changing Media Landscape

Berlin. March 18-19, 2021

Location: Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW), Berlin, Germany

Keynotes: Prof Onora O’Neill (Cambridge), Prof Natali Helberger (Amsterdam), Prof Michael Latzer (Zurich), Prof Christoph Neuberger (Berlin)

Organizers: Prof José van Dijck, Dr Donya Alinejad (Utrecht University) and Daniel Kaiser (ALLEA)

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Gender Summit 19

Seoul, Virtual event. August 19-20, 2020

The Call for Abstracts is now OPEN. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 10 July 2020.

Please follow the guidance in the template below to prepare your abstract and learn about the requirements.

Once the abstract is ready please upload via the following website: https://web.tresorit.com/r#NPWYwSpARYT0glBC9NuhLg

Abstracts will be selected for poster presentations and inclusion in the Book of Abstracts. POSTER PRESENTATION WILL BE DELIVERED IN VIRTUAL FORMAT THROUGH THE INTERNET DURING 19-21 AUGUST 2020. Book of Abstracts will be in digital form.

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