2019 Annual S.NET Meeting

Quito. November 18-20, 2019

The Society for the Study of New and Emerging Technologies (S.NET) is an international association that promotes intellectual exchange and critical inquiry about the advancement of new and emerging technologies in society. S.NET represents diverse communities, disciplines, viewpoints, and methodologies in the social sciences and humanities. It welcomes contributions from scientists and engineers that advance the critical reflection of nanoscience and other emerging technologies. Current S.NET board members are: Michael Bennett (chair), Marianne Boenink, Ana Delgado, Clare Shelley-Egan, Chris Toumey, Poonam Pandey, Christopher Coenen, Colin Milburn, Kornelia Konrad, Nora Vaage, María Belén Albornoz, and Ryan LaBar. Continue reading

Tercer Congreso Argentino de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (CAESCyT)

Buenos Aires. November 13-15, 2019

Sede: Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata

Fecha límite de recepción de resúmenes: 5 de julio de 2019.

1) Introducción

Los estudios sociales de la ciencia y la tecnología se han desarrollado como campo de conocimientos en la Argentina hasta alcanzar, en los últimos años, una significativa densidad de practicantes, una amplitud considerable de temas de estudio, la consolidación institucional de sus actividades que se expresa en la regular publicación de revistas del campo, la existencia de postgrados especializados, el desarrollo de proyectos investigación y la emergencia de grupos, centros e institutos de investigación de actividad continua a lo largo de todo el país. Continue reading

16th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference

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Aberdeen, Scotland. May 26-28, 2020

Time, Technology and Transformation

PCST Network announces the call for proposals for its conference to be held in Aberdeen, Scotland, 26–28 May 2020. Submissions can be made at [External link]conference.pcst.co from 12 April 2019; the deadline for proposals is 12 October 2019.

PCST (Public Communication of Science and Technology) conferences are held every two years in a collaboration between PCST Network and a host organisation, in this case, University of Aberdeen. The conferences are open to all who have a professional or personal interest in science communication, as practitioners, educators, researchers. Continue reading

VIII Simpósio Nacional de Ciência, Tecnologia e Sociedade VIII. ESOCITE.BR

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Belo Horizonte. August 15-17, 2019

Nosso próximo simpósio organizado pela Associação Brasileira de Estudos Sociais das Ciências e das Tecnologias (ESOCITE.BR), sediado no CEFET-MG em parceria com a UFMG, ocorrerá entre 15 e 17 de agosto de 2019. Esse será o primeiro evento realizado por meio de uma chamada pública endereçada à nossa comunidade, sendo uma resposta aos esforços desta diretoria em estimular a participação de associados diretamente nos rumos da nossa associação. Nesse sentido, já nos sentimos felizes com a perspectiva de trabalho conjunto que se realiza e que neste seminário nacional representará os esforços de aliarmos nossa sociedade aos Institutos Tecnológicos de âmbito federal, colocando a formação próxima aos estudos de ciência e tecnologia. Por outro lado, a fim de corresponder aos esforços que serão necessários para efetivar nosso encontro em meio às dificuldades econômicas, mas também políticas e sociais, pelas quais passa o Brasil, a data do encontro foi adiantada em relação ao período tradicional dos nossos simpósios. Isso porque a Comissão Organizadora Local busca alinhar os preparativos aos festejos comemorativos dos 110 anos da instituição. Continue reading

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) 2019 Annual Meeting

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Milan. October 24-27, 2019

Download the Call for Papers and Sessions

SHOT is an interdisciplinary and international organization concerned with the history of technological devices, systems, and processes as well as with technology in history, culture, and society. We explore the production, circulation, appropriation, maintenance, and abandonment of technology under specific historical conditions. And we scrutinize these epistemic, economic, social, cultural, and political conditions. Our approaches are informed by a broad concept of technology, encompassing knowledge resources, practices, artifacts, and biofacts (artifacts in the realm of the living). Accordingly, the Committee invites paper and session proposals on any topic in a broadly defined history of technology, including topics that push the boundaries of the field. Continue reading