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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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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Hechos, datos, decisiones. La dimensión tecnológica del cruce pandemia-sociedad

June 29, 2021
Online event

El Centro Ciencia y Pensamiento de la UNSAM invita a participar del encuentro HECHOS, DATOS, DECISIONES: LA DIMENSIÓN TECNOLÓGICA DEL CRUCE PANDEMIA-SOCIEDAD

La pandemia como acontecimiento histórico social convocó, para su atención, un conjunto de saberes técnicos y sociales heterogéneos. Entre ellos, los vinculados a la ciencia y al desarrollo tecnológico.

Las posibilidades de medición y seguimiento de grandes poblaciones hoy son inéditas, lo cual las coloca en el centro de los debates sobre la privacidad, la seguridad y el control social.

El eje del diálogo con los especialistas será la actualidad y las potencialidades de la cuantificación computacional de los hechos, la visualización de datos y sus efectos sociales.

▪️ Participan: Daniel de Florian, Ezequiel Álvarez, Germán Rosati
▪️ Modera: Micaela Cuesta

Martes 29 de junio de 16 a 17.30 h

  • Actividad gratuita
  • Modalidad virtual
  • Con inscripción completando el formulario: https://bit.ly/3gbo5SN
  • Info: lecturamundi@unsam.edu.ar

14th CIFAS Summer School in Ethnographic Research Methods

July 19 – 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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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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