Course History, Environment and Knowledge in the Anthropocene

May 30-June 3, 2022
Online event

The objective of this mini-course is to present and discuss the impact of the Anthropocene in the various fields of knowledge, but mainly in the humanities and the arts, with the aim of becoming familiar with the issues and debates that the concept has raised in these fields through Brazilian and foreign specialists who have dedicated themselves to the subject. With this, it is hoped to promote the cognitive renewal called for by the ecological emergency, which passes through transversal themes that rearticulate the traditional frontiers of the architecture of knowledge.

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En la actualidad existe un amplio consenso en que la capacidad de un país para producir conocimiento científico e innovaciones es una condición necesaria para lograr un desarrollo económico sustentable con inclusión social. Desde ese punto de vista es imprescindible contar con recursos humanos que posean habilidades para analizar y planificar las complejas relaciones entre la Ciencia, la Tecnología y la Innovación con el desarrollo.

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Artificial Intelligence, Global Differences and Inequalities: Challenges and Responsibilities for Researchers and Innovators: An Interactive Online Workshop

April 28, 2022
Online event

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What challenges and responsibilities arise from the development and use of AI in a context of socio-economic inequalities as well as differences in cultural values, political systems, regulation, scientific capacities, and other factors? What is the role of inter-disciplinary research, collective action, and trans-national civil society activism? 

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15th CIFAS Field School in Ethnographic Research Methods

June 20-July 1, 2022. Online event
July 18-29, 2022. New York

The 15th CIFAS Summer School will be offered in two options: one in an online format at the end of June and another returning to its face-to-face modality, in New York City, in July (provided sanitary conditions allow).

The Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study (CIFAS) is pleased to announce the 15th CIFAS Field School in Ethnographic Research Methods.

The goal of the Field School is to offer training in the foundations and practice of ethnographic methods. The faculty works closely with participants to identify the required field methods needed to address their academic or professional needs. The Field School is suitable for graduate and undergraduate students in social sciences and other fields of study that use qualitative approaches (such as education, communication, cultural studies, health, social work, human ecology, development studies, consumer behavior, among others), applied social scientists, professionals, and researchers who have an interest in learning more about ethnographic methods and their applications.

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Science Outside the Lab Nanotech & Policy

May 16-27, 2022
Online event

“Science Outside the Lab” is a workshop in Washington, D.C. that explores the relationships among science, innovation, policy, and societal outcomes. This customized one week version, sponsored by the Nanotechnology Collaborative Infrastructure Southwest (NCI-SW), will investigate the context of nanotechnology decision-making in government and business at the local, state, federal, and international levels. During the week-long workshop participants meet and interact with groups of people who fund, regulate, shape, critique, publicize, and study nanotechnology and other emerging technologies. This includes people like congressional staffers, lobbyists, funding agency officers, regulators, journalists, academics, museum curators, and others.

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