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Calls for Papers

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Call for Contributions: Science, Numbers and Politics

Deadline: September 30 2015

An International Research Project Funded by the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities Background and Project Description
Over the past few decades, following a more general trend towards social rationalization, a growing Verwissenschaftlichung (“scientization”) of politics can be ...

Changing Funding Arrangements and the Production of Scientific Knowledge

Deadline: October 15 2015

Guest co-editors: Jochen Gläser, TU Berlin Kathia Serrano Velarde, Heidelberg University

Why Funding Practices Matter Research has undoubtedly become a central asset in modern capitalist societies. It lays the groundwork for global economic competition, informs policy-making, and gives people ...

Critique and Complicity: STS and Global Health

Deadline: September 15 2015

Background and Rationale

This call for papers is concerned with two disciplinary fields, commonly referred to as ‘STS’ and ‘Global Health’, and how they encounter each other. The special issue will provoke discussion about the analytical, methodological and practical encounters of these ...

The National Academy of Engineering Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society (CEES)

Deadline: September 18 2015

The National Academy of Engineering Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society (CEES) invites submissions of ethics activities that prepare students for ethical practices, research, or leadership in engineering. Eligible activities may be at the bachelor’s or master’s level for engineering ...

Call for Authors

Deadline: January 01 2015

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Aging: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (this is also open to graduate students)

We are inviting academic editorial contributors to The SAGE Encyclopedia of Aging, a new multi-volume reference to be published in 2016. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Aging includes approximately ...

Asian Biotechnology and Development Review (ABDR): Call for Articles, Reviewers

The Asian Biotechnology and Development Review (ABDR) is a peer reviewed journal published by Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) from New Delhi, India. It is supported by Life Science Division of UNESCO and Department of Biotechnology of Government of India. This ...

The Construction of Personal Identities Online: a Special Issue of Minds and Machines

Deadline: December 15 2011

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are building a new habitat (infosphere) in which future generations will spend an increasing amount of time. So, how individuals construct, shape and maintain their personal identities online (PIOs) is a problem of growing and pressing importance. ...

The Body in Breast Cancer: a Special Issue of Social Semiotics

Deadline: October 01 2010

Social Semiotics invites submissions to a special issue “The Body in Breast Cancer” in order to mobilize new critical interventions into the materiality of breast cancer.

The body, at the level of the breast, is the terrain on and through which breast cancer registers. This body, as ...

General Call for Papers: East Asian Science, Technology and Society: an International Journal

Daiwie Fu, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
Associate Editors:
Warwick Anderson, University of Sydney, Australia / University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
Pingyi Chu, Academic Sinica, Taiwan
Sungook Hong, Seoul National University, South Korea
Togo Tsukahara, Kobe University,