CFP: TECNOSCIENZA: Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies

Deadline: February 28, 2022

We are looking for submissions for a special issue of Tecnoscienza: Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies (indexed in SCOPUS database) on “Cultural Machines: Unlocking the power of digital methods and computational techniques for understanding socio-cultural processes in digital environments” (see CfP below and in attachment).

Cultural Machines: Unlocking the power of digital methods and computational techniques for understanding socio-cultural processes in digital environments.

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Dossiê “Esse lugar, que não é meu?”

Deadline: March 30, 2022

Editores: Fabíola Fonseca (Universidade federal do Ceará/ bolsista Funcap), Adriana Assumpção (Universidade Estácio de Sá e Faculdade Unyleya) e Antonio Carlos Amorim (Universidade Estadual de Campinas – Unicamp).

Os artigos, ensaios, resenhas e produções artísticas e culturais devem ser adequados às normas para publicação e enviados à Comissão Editorial até o dia 30 de março de 2022 por meio eletrônico para climacom@unicamp.br. O dossiê será publicado a partir de abril de 2022.

“A urgência das mudanças climáticas tem produzido necessidades que não nos deixam outras possibilidades a não ser re-imaginar as formas como nossas relações têm sido agenciadas. O aumento dos desastres naturais e eventos extremos, como inundações, secas, fortes ondas de calor, tem trazido implicações sobretudo para as populações mais vulneráveis. Como consequência, estamos vendo o aumento das desigualdades sociais, da pobreza, a escassez de água potável, a falta de acesso aos recursos naturais e a de um movimento migratório de pessoas que têm sido chamadas de refugiados climáticos.

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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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