The Discard Studies Conference: Exploring Disposal’s Past, Present, and Future

New York. April 23-25, 2020

Hosted by NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with support from the Center for Humanities.

With a keynote address by Brenda Chalfin (Florida), plenary address by Max Liboiron (Memorial University), and a Albert Gallatin lecture and exhibition of the work of Mierle Laderman Ukeles.

Organized by Rosalind Fredericks (NYU), Mohammed Rafi Arefin (NYU), and Robin Nagle (NYU). Continue reading

IV ISA Forum of Sociology

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Porto Alegre. July 14-18, 2020

Challenges of the 21st Century:
Democracy, Environment, Inequalities, Intersectionality

Twenty years after the start of our century, the optimism of the Millennium has faded and the challenges we face for living together on a limited planet are even more urgent.

While the expansion and the deepening of democratization was taken for granted at the turn of the Millennium, democracy has been at stake in an increasing number of countries, while its key component such as diversity and equal respect for all citizens are threatened. The hope for a global democracy able to tackle global issues such as climate change, migrations and rising inequalities have faded. It has now become clear that to face global challenges, democracy needs to be re-invented within and beyond the representative system. Continue reading

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

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Mar del Plata. November 13-15, 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

Privacy Research Across Cultural, Political, and Geographic Boundaries. ICA Post-Conference 2019

Washington, DC. May 29, 2019

Digital privacy is arguably one of the most important topics of the current times in digital communication. With the growing ubiquity of information and information-based tools and services, privacy has become both a resource and a currency in social, cultural, political, and economic interactions. Yet, the conceptualization of privacy itself is still at the heart of the scholarly debate, especially when viewed from a global, comparative perspective. Conceptions of privacy hold deep, cultural underpinnings, yet these dimensions are often underexplored in research that focuses on how privacy is valued, measured, and enacted. Likewise, researchers are seeking for guidance in order to engage with digital data while at the same time respecting privacy needs of persons involved in their studies. This conceptual plurality, coupled with socio-technical developments, makes comparative privacy research particularly challenging, despite its importance. We invite you to engage with this challenge. Continue reading