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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