CFP: REB 2023

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Deadline: October 31, 2022
Revista de Estudios Brasileños (REB)

DOSIER “ESTUDIOS DE CIENCIA, TECNOLOGÍA Y SOCIEDAD EN BRASIL: INVESTIGACIONES Y ABORDAJES”

El propósito de este dossier es estimular el debate en torno a las nuevas percepciones y concepciones de los Estudios de Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad (CTS) en Brasil que compartan el objetivo de discutir la historia y la producción de las ciencias y las tecnologías nacionales. Los trabajos que consideran las afirmaciones y posturas de las ciencias, vinculados a los procesos sociales, comprendidos como acciones colectivas, se han multiplicado en el país. La continua reconfiguración de entendimientos procedentes de una epistemología y de una sociología tradicionales, iniciada por autores europeos y norteamericanos entre las décadas de 1960 y 1970, implicaron el cuestionamiento de las certidumbres derivadas del realismo, del racionalismo y del individualismo de la ciencia moderna occidental. Esos cuestionamientos tienen cabida en el escenario brasileño en la medida en que permiten ver las ciencias y tecnologías en sus indeterminaciones, matices y diferencias, realizándose en locus específicos, fuera de los espacios hegemónicos del poder económico mundial, o incluso contribuyendo a la creación de autoridad local y sacando provecho de ella.

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CFP: UNDERGROUND STS: SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL DEPTH BEYOND EXTRACTIVISM

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Deadline: September 04, 2022
Science, Technology, & Human Values

GUEST EDITORS: ALESSANDRO RIPPA AND MATTHÄUS REST

The editors of Science, Technology, & Human Values and guest editors Alessandro Rippa and Matthäus Rest are calling for proposed papers for an upcoming Special Issue. The abstract for the Special Issue follows below. Interested scholars should send proposals for full papers (200-250 word abstract, plus 100-150 word biographical note) to sthvjournal@gmail.com before 4 September 2022. Scholars based outside the US, UK and EU are particularly encouraged to submit proposals. Applicants will be informed of the outcome before October 2022, with full manuscripts expected in February 2023 (unless otherwise negotiated). Individual manuscripts should be no more than 8,000 words including endnotes and references.

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CFP: The Politics of New Media Practices

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Deadline: August 31, 2022
A special issue of Social Sciences

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are currently seeking contributions for a forthcoming Special Issue entitled “The Politics of New Media Practices”, which will be published in the Journal of Social Sciences. In an expanding media verse that is increasingly intertwined with the world of politics, we are seeking to explore the ramifications and broader impacts of new media practices in the political realm, while the existence and operation of a broad range of social media outlets has, itself, become highly politicized in recent years.

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CFP: Technology and Material Culture in African History: Challenges and Potentials for Research and Teaching

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Deadline: August 31, 2022
An international conference, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, January 4 – 8, 2023

Call for Papers and Roundtables

The conference seeks to consolidate and foster the further development of history of technology and material culture in Africa. By gathering scholars from Tanzania and across Africa, as well as colleagues from other continents, the conference will demonstrate the discipline’s high degree of relevance—to the research and teaching of history and adjacent fields, as well as to contemporary political agendas. The organizers wish to use this event to discuss how historians of technology and material culture may contribute to the writing of a “usable past” for further generations.

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CFP: The Resilience of Society through the Digitalization of Public Administration

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Deadline: August 15, 2022
A special issue of Societies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a health crisis that imposed a series of restrictions on economic activities and community life, which created a gap between planning and implementation. Public administration, which is dependent on a relatively rigid bureaucratic and legislative way of working, may not have been able to implement all the solutions in the private sector, such as teleworking, to reduce this gap. More and more researchers are trying to focus their work on identifying post-pandemic solutions.

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