Grupo Temático 29 Meio ambiente e tecnociência. VIII Encontro da ESOCITE.BR

Belo Horizonte. August 15-17, 2019

Resumos devem ser enviados até o dia 1/5. Mais informações no site do evento: http://www.esocite8.cefetmg.br/.

Coordenadores(as) Tiago Ribeiro Duarte (UNB), Marko Monteiro (UNICAMP), Lorena Cândido Fleury (UFRGS)

Resumo da Proposta

As ciências e as tecnologias são elementos cruciais para a compreensão de questões ambientais, sejam elas de natureza local ou global. As C&T estão presentes desde o momento em que um determinado problema é definido enquanto tal (seja ele mudanças no clima, riscos de rompimento de barragens ou contaminações na água e no solo) até as ações de remediação, mitigação ou prevenção de problemas. Além disso, as tecnociências estão diretamente vinculadas à produção de riscos socioambientais, incluindo aqui a emissão de gases estufa, a construção de grandes infraestruturas que podem levar a desastres ou a produção de resíduos em larga escala. Dessa forma, questões ambientais em geral, e mais recentemente as mudanças globais (que incluem o clima, mas também o transcendem) são um tópico fundamental dos estudos CTS – ciência, tecnologia e sociedade. Continue reading

Workshop: “La Ciencia y sus públicos: circulación, apropiación y creación científica en Iberoamérica, siglos XIX y XX”

Santiago de Chile. September 5-7, 2019

La historia tradicional ha tendido a privilegiar el modelo del “déficit” en la interpretación de las dinámicas que acompañaron la difusión de la ciencia, entendiendo a esta última como el quehacer de un grupo de expertos, que habiendo elaborado su trabajo y realizado los esperados hallazgos, difundieron sus resultados a la sociedad o públicos legos. El modelo del déficit supone una visión ortodoxa de la elaboración de conocimiento científico, que postula que el saber circula desde los expertos dentro de las instituciones, hacia los inexpertos que están fuera de estas. Esta perspectiva a su vez asume que la movilidad del saber científico opera bajo la lógica de transmisión desde el centro hacia la periferia -de lo global hacia lo local-, cuando se ha podido demostrar que el conocimiento local y popular también ejerce un rol fundamental en el proceso de elaboración del conocimiento científico. Sin embargo, los enfoques teóricos desarrollados durante los últimos años (por Secord, Schaffer, Renn, Lipphardt, Ludwig, Broks, Nieto-Galán, entre otros) han hecho posible dudar y cuestionar dicho modelo, al proponer a “los públicos” como agente activo del proceso de construcción de conocimiento científico. Continue reading

Workshop and Call for Posters: Regional Dialogues on Science, Technology and Innovation studies beyond Europe and North America

Events_Workshop STS Edinburgh 2019

Edinburgh. June 12-13, 2019

The field of Science and Technology Studies has attained global reach. In some regions, the study of science and technology has been around for more than five decades, already stabilized as a discipline in itself. During that time, this discipline has been expanded not only by incorporating insights from other disciplines –like the study of innovation dynamics- but also by adding different methodological traditions and a growing number of geographical boundaries. Beyond the traditional centres (North America and Europe) where the study of science and technology emerged, the discipline has been able to adapt to the aforementioned circumstances, developing interesting lessons and addressing multiple challenges along the way. For example, in the Latin American region, the early studies of science and technology were characterised by an approach that could be categorized as developmental, seeking to reduce the scientific and technological gap between this region and the “developed world”. Consequently, scholars oriented these studies on the creation of new public policies and institutional programs. Continue reading

Panel: Technology and irregular warfare in the Twentieth Century. SHOT 2019

Milan. October 24-27, 2019

Abstracts deadline: March 25, 2019

Organizers
Alexis De Greiff A.
Departamento de Sociología; Centro de Estudios Sociales
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá
Email: ahdegreiffa@unal.edu.co

Simón Uribe
Departamento de Ciencia Política
Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá
Email: simonuribe@gmail.com

Description

Arms, explosives, maps, garment and physical infrastructures constitute some examples of the objects fabricated, used or adapted in modern warfare. The relationship between war and technology has interested historians of technology from the outset of the discipline. Moreover, it has been also a primordial concern of general historians. However, most of the literature on the subject focuses in wars or conflicts between states (regular wars). In this session, we will address a less studied and, therefore, poorly understood dimension of the problem: the connections between different kinds of technologies and irregular warfare in the Twentieth Century. We are especially interested in cases of decolonization struggles, post-colonial conflicts, insurgent warfare and terrorism in the Twentieth Century. This entails exploring how state agents, as well as insurgents or terrorist groups, develop technological tools and systems for attacking, surviving and defending. These technologies are often combined or complemented with immaterial technologies such as military strategy, deception tactics, intelligence techniques and geographical knowledge, among others. We shall discuss the ways in which these socio-technical objects and practices are built, transmitted, replicated and subverted. In this way, we seek to critically examine how states, counter-states and para-states expertise developed, interact, and put into practice. In particular, we are interested in exploring scenarios and cases that involve actors which have historically defied or represented a threat to the state like guerrillas, revolutionary groups, mafias, terrorist organizations and large criminal networks.