CFS: Medicine Anthropology Theory Special Issue

Deadline: October 1, 2021

In line with MAT’s Ethos Statement, we particularly encourage proposals that include contributions from scholars based in the Global South and early career scholars.

The MAT editorial collective is delighted to announce that the 2021 Special Issue call for submissions is now open to receive proposals.

Medicine Anthropology Theory (MAT) is the first English-language fully open-access journal in medical anthropology. With the support of the University of Edinburgh open journal hosting service, we publish cutting-edge, original research that generates new avenues to explore the nexus of medicine, society, and health around the world.

Access and equity are primary commitments of the MAT Editorial Collective. Our journal does not charge any article processing fees to authors, nor does it charge readers or their institutions for accessing our content. MAT is recognised as a leading open-access journal in the discipline by prestigious indexers (e.g., DOAJ) and we are fully committed to being at the forefront of open access, inclusive and accessible academic publishing.

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CFC: Economies of Virtue: The Circulation of ‘Ethics’ in AI and Digital Culture

Deadline: November 19, 2021

Edited byThao Phan, Jake Goldenfein, Monique Mann, and Declan Kuch 

Who funds research into the ethics of AI technologies? How does AI ethics relate to issues of power? And how does an industry-sponsored ethics agenda impact the production of knowledge about AI systems? This edited volume will explore these questions in the context of such issues associated with emerging forms of socially responsible and ethical AI and related automated decision-making systems.  

In response to campaigners, industry insiders and civil society actors raising concerns about ‘bad AI’ there has been a wave of social science led research around AI ethics. This field has been instrumental in driving new agendas and initiatives in algorithmic fairness and justice and the development of AI ethics frameworks across industry, government, and academia.  

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CFP – Dis-positions: Troubling Methods and Theory in STS

Bristol University Press is pleased to announce the launch of a new series, Dis-positions: Troubling Methods and Theory in STS, edited by Mike Michael, University of Exeter and Alex Wilkie, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Emerging through the intersections of sociology, anthropology, history and philosophy, the field of science and technology studies (STS) is undergoing pivotal shifts in how it imagines and engages with ‘the social’ and the question of ‘societies’. Traditionally, authors have asked questions about the nature of science, technology and knowledge production and how they shape, and are shaped by, social processes. However, the field is becoming highly diversified, having been shaped by empirical, theoretical and methodological developments, such as climate change, computational technologies and posthumanism.

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P27: Specific temporalities: territorial futures between practices and knowlewdge

Deadline: June 14, 2021

Enrico Milazzo (Dottorando in Studi storici, geografici ed antropologici; Università di Padova), Christian Colella (PhD in Applied Sociology and Research Methodology – Università di Milano Bicocca), Collettivo Epidemia (Collettivo di ricerca indipendente)

Discussant: Valentina Bonifacio (Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia)

Lingue: Italiano e inglese

The panel aims to explore the capacities for adaptation, recognition and negotiation between collectives and the landscape (especially with the entities that inhabit it). As Gramsci reminds us – moments of crisis facilitate the death of the old but slow the arrival of the new. Within the relationship between interpretation of environmental transformations and processes of territorialization, we are interested in exploring practices of constructing possible futures, particularly those underlying the understanding of new symbolic values of the territory that include non-human entities within the perspectives of more-than-human worlds (Papadopoulos 2018).

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CFP: SHOWING THEORY TO KNOW THEORY:Understanding social science concepts through illustrative vignettes

Deadline: June 30, 2021

On behalf of Patricia Ballamingie (Carleton University) and Nancy Snow (OCAD University), I am sending this Call for Proposals for an exciting initiative, with funding from e-Campus Ontario, to create a new Open Educational Resource (OER). As I describe below, we are hoping that you will be interested in contributing to this effort. Note that final submissions are due June 30.

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