The Fusion Research symposium reflects on key discussions within and about nuclear fusion research

June 18, 2021 (6:30 AM – 11:00 AM CDT)
Online event

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Fusion Research Through the Eyes of Social Scientists and Humanities Scholars

For over 70 years the promise of controlled nuclear fusion as a source of clean energy has occupied the minds of scientists, policy makers and the public. The 1920 idea that the Sun generates its energy by nuclear fusion of hydrogen nuclei into helium sparked the dream of humanity learning to replicate this process on Earth. The enthusiasm of an Argentinian president about a nuclear fusion experiment created a nuclear fusion hype in 1951. This experiment proved flawed, but interest in the topic was aroused and nuclear fusion research launched.

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AusSTS online keynote conversation event with Prof Kane Race (University of Sydney) and A/Prof Anne Galloway (Victoria Uni of Wellington)

June 25, 2021 9:30am – 11am (Australian Eastern Daylight Time, GMT+11)

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Please join us for the #AusSTS2021 keynote conversation event with Prof Kane Race and A/Prof Anne Galloway, chaired by Dr Kiran Pienaar.

This moderated conversation event on ‘Embodied Engagements’ features two prominent STS researchers whose work uniquely engages with the workshop theme of situated practice. The discussion will touch on topics such as:

  • How we situate ourselves in relation to our objects of study
  • Methods for enacting situated practices of research
  • The role of ‘place’ in orienting research (especially in the context of the settler-colonies of Australia and Aoteroa New Zealand)
  • And how an attentiveness to ‘situatedness’ might also help us to build better practices of care
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Summer School Global Knowledge and Translocal Paradoxes

Friedrich-Schiller University. Jena, Germany.
Deadline: June 30, 2021

The international and interdisciplinary Summer School on Global Knowledge Transfer and Translocal Paradoxes is planned as a hybrid and bilingual (english/german) programm.The Summer School is closely organized with the 15th Summer Academy on “Innovation, Digitalization and Structural Change” and has co-curricular lectures together with the PhD programs “The Economics of Innovative Change” and “The Economic Impact of Digital Transformation”.

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VII Escuela Doctoral – ESOCITE 2021

Deadline: June 15, 2021

La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México y el Instituto Politécnico Nacional de México organizan la VII Escuela Doctoral de Estudios Sociales y Políticos sobre la Ciencia y la Tecnología de ESOCITE (Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología) que tendrá lugar del 8 al 12 de noviembre de 2021. Esta edición de la Escuela Doctoral ESOCITE se realizará de forma virtual y busca reunir 30 jóvenes investigadores cuyas tesis de doctorado estén en fases avanzadas para revisar y dialogar colectivamente las preguntas y los diseños de investigación, las metodologías utilizadas y los avances realizados en las nuevas investigaciones doctorales en el campo de los Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia, la Tecnología y la Sociedad (ESCyT) o estudios de Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad (CTS).

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Data Then and Now Seminar Series. Dr. Tahu Kukutai’s talk: “Indigenous Data Sovereignty”

May 27, 2021 at 12:00-1:00pm PDT.
Online event

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Abstract: Data is the 21st century’s most valuable resource. Aotearoa New Zealand is a world leader in linking administrative data, and an early adopter of data-driven policy-making but has yet to develop innovative models of data governance and ethics, value creation and benefit-sharing. Many of the assumptions underpinning Aotearoa NZ’s data ecosystems rest on Anglo-European legal concepts (e.g. individual privacy, consent and ownership) which translate poorly into the big and open data environment.  What is needed is a radically different way of conceptualising rights that relate to massive quantities of data. Indigenous data sovereignty (IDSov) marks an important departure from current theory and practice. At the heart of IDSov is the inherent rights of Indigenous Peoples and nations to control the collection, ownership, and application of data about their people, territories, lifeways and natural resources.  This talk provides an overview of recent developments in IDSov with a specific focus on the research and activism of domestic IDSov networks and the Global Indigenous Data Alliance (GIDA).

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