Primer encuentro CTS-Perú

Lima, Perú. September 19-21, 2018

Los Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología en el Perú tienen antecedentes importantes. Entre los primeros aportes encontramos la tesis doctoral de Francisco Sagasti titulada: “Towards a Methodology for Planning Science and Technology in Underdeveloped Countries” (1972) y la obra de Marcos Cueto titulada “Excelencia científica en la periferia. Actividades científicas e investigación biomédica en el Perú 1890-1950” (1989). En las décadas siguientes, Benjamín Marticorena y Modesto Montoya realizaron aportes en torno a la precariedad institucional de la ciencia y de la política científica en el Perú, especialmente en torno al rol y las funciones del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONCYTEC). En los últimos años se ha mostrado interés en el gobierno electrónico, la política y la institucionalidad de la ciencia, la problemática del género en la ciencia, las tecnologías emergentes dentro de áreas como salud, educación, comunicación e información; emprendimiento e innovación tecnológica, entre otros temas. Continue reading

Figuring disasters: methodological speculations in exorbitant worlds

Valparaiso, Chile. August 9-10, 2018

We live in a lively planet. As disasters multiply in frequency and intensity we become aware of our interdependencies with earthly powers we cannot control. At the same time, we see the deep political and cultural entanglements shaping geoclimatic disruptions and their afterlives. Disasters render visible our precarity, our condition of being vulnerable to others, human or otherwise, with whom we exist, flourish, and suffer (Tsing 2015). As damage is predicated upon class, race and gender geometries, precarity, we have learned from disasters, has to be explicated locally and “in the presence of” (Stengers 2005) those who suffer. As political experiments, disasters also reveal the institutional arrangements and knowledge hierarchies webbing together normality, while at the same time rendering problematic the heuristic of the “event”, a trope often unable to unveil the complex temporalities—incremental, slow and multi-scalar—at play in disasters. Continue reading

Toward Decolonial Feminisms


Pennsylvania. May 11 – 13, 2018

A Conference Inspired by the Work of María Lugones
Nittany Lion Inn, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA

This conference is an invitation to think with the work of philosopher, activist, and popular educator, María Lugones. Lugones’s work has been instrumental in calling attention to multiple worlds of sense, to the importance of coalitional emancipatory engagements, and to practice-based theorizing. Continue reading

Speculative Futures: A symposium and workshop exploring creative practices in health, technology and medicine in the global South

Philadelphia. April 6, 2018

Slought is pleased to announce “Speculative Futures,” a symposium on April 6, 2018 from 9am-5:30pm, organized with the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.

How are new geographies of experimentation and speculation remaking science and medicine? How are techno-scientific and biomedical futures imagined in and beyond the Global South? Bringing together scholars from anthropology, STS, and adjacent fields, this workshop explores how configurations of ‘the South’ facilitate, produce, and are taken up within new formations of science, technology, and medicine. Continue reading

Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science

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Sydney. August 29 – September 1, 2018

TRANSnational STS

The theme of the 2018 annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science – TRANSnational STS – encourages presentations, panels, and other events that deepen and extend the transnational character of the Society itself, while engaging issues invoked by both the TRANS prefix (across, beyond, to change thoroughly), and by the problematic and evolving status of ‘nations’ in processes of global ordering. Continue reading