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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Workshop on Web Science for Digital Capabilities (WSDC 2021)

June 21, 2021
Online workshop

Empowerment of individuals and communities is a critical factor for achieving several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) formulated by the UN. World over, development economics has come to define empowerment as the ability of individuals and societies to protect and enhance an abstract notion of “well-being”. This in turn, is facilitated by an abstract notion of “capability” that is sought to be enhanced with relevant interventions. Depending on the context, the terms “well-being” and “capability” can take on different definitions, and may be composed of different building blocks– be it education, health-care, safety, wealth creation, and so on. 

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Foundations and Futures of Feminist Technosciences. Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, 5-year anniversary

April 22, 2021
Online event


Catalyst serves as a distinctive forum for both emerging and well-established scholars to publish interdisciplinary work. Catalyst aims to publish critically engaged feminist STS scholarship that reroutes the gendered, queer, raced, colonial, militarized, and political economic beings and doings of technoscience. Catalyst was awarded the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Infrastructure Prize in acknowledgement of “the outstanding work done by the Catalyst editorial collective in support of theoretically inventive and methodologically creative feminist scholarship that spans the social sciences, humanities, and arts,” in 2020.

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