Between the Universal and the Pluriversal in Times of Globalization – Online Workshop

March 3-5, 2022
Online event

Theme: Between the Universal and the Pluriversal in Times of Globalization 

Type: Online Workshop

Institution: Freie Universität Berlin, Lateinamerika-Institut

Location: Berlin (Germany), digital

Date: March 3-5 , 2022

Deadline: Extended until 1st of September 2021

The terms “global” and “globalization” evoke imaginaries that have exercised tremendous power over the ways in which the world has been thought and organized since the late 1980s. With its apparent universal scope and progressive sequence leading to a more peaceful and democratic world, globalization for some time appeared to be an almost natural force. However, over the past decade, these ideas have lost much of their power. As criticism of globalization increased along with new calls for isolationism, we can observe a growing awareness that the creation of a global world was never a natural or one-way process. On the contrary, more and more studies relate this globalizing story about a singular world to the aims and interests of those who have propagated it (Kennedy 2016; Kamola 2019), showing the role that this particular kind of universalism has played in complex political, social and cultural negotiations.

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Las Políticas de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (CTI) ante la crisis del COVID-19

August 3, 5 ,10 and 12, 2021
Online event

La Red Latinoamericana para el estudio de los Sistemas de Aprendizaje, Innovación y Construcción de Competencias (LALICS) y el Instituto Interdisciplinario para la Innovación de la Universidad de Talca invitan al ciclo de seminarios: Las Políticas de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (CTI) ante la crisis del COVID-19, a llevarse a cabo en agosto de 2021. El objetivo del ciclo de seminarios es reflexionar sobre el impacto de la actual crisis sanitaria asociada a la pandemia de COVID en las políticas de CTI, particularmente las interacciones de estas políticas con temas de salud, desigualdades, sustentabilidad, rol del Estado y gobernanza, y nuevos objetivos nacionales, así como la emergencia de nuevos actores y la construcción de un nuevo entramado de relaciones con viejos actores.

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14th CIFAS Summer School in Ethnographic Research Methods

July 19 to 30, 2021 – 7 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT time)
Online event

The Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study (CIFAS) is pleased to announce the 14th CIFAS Summer School in Ethnographic Research Methods. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this edition of the summer school will take place online.

The goal of the summer 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 summer 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, 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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Call for Applications to Participate in Virtual 6S Workshop (2021)

October 5, 2021
Online event

Apply by: July 30, 2021 VIA This form

Since its inception, the Social Studies of Science Student Section (6S) has hosted workshops and events during the annual meetings of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) designed to facilitate community among students and junior scholars of science studies, and further opportunities for collaboration.

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Networks of Philosophy, Philosophy of Networks: A virtual seminar with Randall Collins and Kevin Zollman

July 6, 2021 12 PM CET
Online Event

“There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers,” American philosopher William James famously wrote. The history of philosophy, with its high degree of conflict and individualism, seems to back up James’s claim. On the other hand, in recent years, philosophers – and humanists in general – have moved towards a more collaborative way of thinking about the world. Technological advancements and changes in research policy are equally responsible for these developments – although one may claim that collaboration in philosophy is as old as philosophy itself. Once the prerogative of natural sciences, research teams and labs have now colonized the humanities too, including philosophy. At the same time, as philosophy has grown more and more networked, networks have become the subject of philosophical investigation.

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