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Announcements

A collection of STS news items, in the order submitted, including grants and awards, new books and other publications, and people news.

New Book: Landmarks in the History of Science (Vernon Press, 2017)

by Basil Evangelidis
Leiden University, Netherlands
ISBN: 9781622732005

Landmarks in the History of Science is a concise history of science from a global and macro-historical standpoint. It is an account of grand theoretical revolutions, such as heliocentrism, atomism, and relativity. But, more ...

New Book: Why Democracies Need Science - by Harry Collins & Robert Evans (Polity, 2017)

Why Democracies Need Science
By Harry Collins & Robert Evans
Polity, 2017

- Offers a strong defence of science as a privileged and authoritative voice in social and political life
- Argues that social studies of science have gone too far in reducing scientific conclusions to context-dependent ...

NSF Dear Colleague Letter to encourage Public Participation in STEM Research (PPSR)

Deadline: April 11 2017

Dear Colleague Letter: Public Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Research: Capacity-building, community-building, and direction-setting

January 23, 2017

Dear Colleagues:

With this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorates ...

NSF seeking proposals: Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems

Deadline: March 06 2017

National Science Foundation in Arlington VA is seeking proposals to the program on Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems

Amount: $2,500,000 per award maximum total for 3 years ($40 M is projected to be spent in total)

Requires:
- Three PIs from three distinct NSF ...

New Edited Volume from Judy Wajcman and Nigel Dodd, The Sociology of Speed (OUP, 2017)

The Sociology of Speed: Digital, Organizational, and Social Temporalities
Edited by Judy Wajcman and Nigel Dodd

- Pulls together and extends the most important theoretical and empirical innovations across the social sciences
- Interdisciplinary in appeal; contributions from authors in a range of ...

New Book from Shirley Sun: Socio-economics of Personalized Medicine in Asia

Shirley Sun. Socio-economics of Personalized Medicine in Asia (Routledge, 2017). Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

Synopsis:
This book contributes to a growing body of literature on the molecularization of identities by tracing and analyzing "personalized medicine" as it ...

New book by David J Hess, Undone Science (2016, MIT Press)

New book by David J Hess, Undone Science: Social Movements, Mobilized Publics, and Industrial Transitions (2016, MIT Press)

As the fields of social movement studies (SMS) and science and technology studies (STS) have diversified in topical focus, they have moved closer to each other. SMS has ...

New Book from Suryanarayanan and Kleinman: Vanishing Bees (2016, Rutgers University Press)

Description:

In 2005, beekeepers in the United States began observing a mysterious and disturbing phenomenon: once-healthy colonies of bees were suddenly collapsing, leaving behind empty hives full of honey and pollen. Over the following decade, widespread honeybee deaths—some of which have ...

New Dear Colleague Letter from the NSF Social and Behavioral Sciences directorate

Dear Colleague Letter: Robust and Reliable Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

“With this Dear Colleague Letter, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) announces its interest in stimulating research and other activities to enhance the ...

Two special issues on ‘Science and Science Fiction’ by the Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society

Two special issues on 'Science and Science Fiction' by the academic journal Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, guest co-edited by Alexander I. Stingl and Sabrina M. Weiss, have been published.

The first special issue was published a few months back as:

Bulletin of Science Technology and ...

New Volume honoring Leigh Star wins 2016 Best Information Science Book Award

The new book, Boundary Objects and Beyond: Working with Leigh Star, edited by Geoffrey C. Bowker, Stefan Timmermans, Adele E. Clarke and Ellen Balka (MIT Press, 2016) has won the 2016 Best Information Science Book Award from the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T).

The Jury ...

Peter K. New Student Research Competition/Award, Society for Applied Anthropology

Deadline: December 31 2016

The Society for Applied Anthropology sponsors an annual research competition for students (graduate and undergraduate) in the social and behavioral sciences.

Three cash prizes will be awarded:

First prize: $3,000
Second prize: $1,500
Third prize: $500

In addition, each of the three winners ...

New Edited Volume from Hindmarsh and Priestley, The Fukushima Effect: A New Geopolitical Terrain

The Fukushima Effect: A New Geopolitical Terrain (2016, Routledge)
Edited by Richard Hindmarsh, Rebecca Priestley

The Fukushima Effect offers a range of scholarly perspectives on the international effect of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown four years out from the disaster. Grounded in the ...

New Book from Bruno Cardoso: Todos os Olhos: videovigilancia voyerismos e (re)producao imagética

Todos os Olhos: videovigilancia voyerismos e (re)producao imagética, by Bruno Vasconcelos Cardoso, edited for UFRJ, Brazil.

Sinopse:

Todos os olhos: videovigilâncias, voyeurismos e (re)produção imagética, livro de Bruno Vasconcelos Cardoso, acaba de ser lançado pela Editora UFRJ e aborda ...