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Events

Events include paper calls for conferences, workshops, lectures, seminars, and exhibits (listed in chronological order).

Sensing the Voices of Others

May 24 2018 to May 28 2018 | Prague

Deadline: October 13 2017

Interrogating the digital in human/non-human intimacies

A couple of doctoral students and I are hoping to put together a roundtable for the International Communication Association annual meeting, which will be in Prague in late May (http://www.icahdq.org/page/cfp2018). We're planning to propose ...

CALL FOR PAPERS 2018 American Association of Geographers

April 10 2018 to April 14 2018 | New Orleans, LA

Deadline: October 20 2017

Digital Natures: Critical Practices of Environmental Modeling in the Age of Big Data
Session Organizers: Eric Nost (University of Wisconsin) & Lily House-Peters (California State University, Long Beach) Session Sponsorship: Digital Geography Specialty Group (DGSG), Cultural and Political Ecology ...

WTMC Workshop (Re)inventing Responsibility and Innovation

December 18 2017 to December 20 2017 | Conference centre Soeterbeeck, Deursen-Dennenburg (previously Ravenstein), the Netherlands

Deadline: October 31 2017

In this WTMC Workshop, we look at innovation in its social context, as well as current perspectives on how innovation can and should be made ‘responsible’. We will discuss some of the standard views of innovation, and see how research from innovation studies and innovation management provide ...

Symposium on The Management of Work in the Sharing Economy

December 15 2017 | University of Sussex, Brighton

What is the sharing economy and how is management of labour in it different from before? How do we study the sharing economy? What are the downsides and the benefits of such new, algorithmic forms of organisation?

Talking About Organizations Podcast are excited to announce a unique, one-day ...

Technoscience from Below

June 14 2018 to June 15 2018 | University of Padova , Italy

Deadline: November 15 2017

The conference will be an opportunity to present empirical and theoretical work from a variety of disciplines and fields : sociology, anthropology , design , economics, history , law , philosophy , psychology and semiotics . This work will focus on diverse aspects of the social study of science , ...

Questioning Science in Uncertain Times: A Workshop

February 15 2018 to February 16 2018 | The Ohio State University

Deadline: November 01 2017

Critical reflection on scientific authority has been central to science and technology studies (STS) for some time. Interrogating science’s claim to universality, apoliticism and autonomy, scholars have highlighted the suffusion of values, interests and power inherent in the production, use and ...

Oral History Training Institute

January 02 2018 to January 05 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

E-mail sblatt@chemheritage.org for information about registering.

Each year the director and the staff of the center work with scholars and researchers who are planning or have started research that has interviewing as a core component.

CHF has been conducting interviews for over 30 years and ...

Fifth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

June 08 2018 to June 09 2018 | University of Zurich, Switzerland

Deadline: February 04 2018

This two-day conference of the Society for the History of Recent Social Science (HISRESS) will bring together researchers working on the history of post-World War II social science. It will provide a forum for the latest research on the cross-disciplinary history of the post-war social sciences, ...

Technologies of Frankenstein

March 07 2018 to March 09 2018 | Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA

Deadline: October 15 2017

Summary:

The 200th anniversary year of the first edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus has drawn worldwide interest in revisiting the novel’s themes. What were those themes and what is their value to us in the early twenty-first century?

Mary Shelley was rather ...

Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine — History and Theory Group

October 13 2017 |

The History and Theory Group of CHSTM will launch its new season on October 13 at 3:30pm EST. We will be discussing the first three chapters (front matter to p. 97) of James C. Scott, The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia (New Haven: Yale University Press, ...

Grappling with the Futures

April 29 2018 to April 30 2018 | Boston, MA

Deadline: November 03 2017

Futures studies, which emerged as a new field after WWII, offer a variety of methods for predicting, forecasting, anticipating, controlling, imagining, and shaping multiple futures. Those methods include trend extrapolation, predictive modeling, scenario-planning, Delphi, and Wild Cards, to name ...

Sociology and Anthropology of Logic: Past and Present, at 6th World Congress on Universal Logic

June 21 2018 to June 22 2018 | Vichy, France

Deadline: November 01 2017

Call for papers
Sociology and Anthropology of Logic: Past and Present

Workshop organized by Julie Brumberg-Chaumont (LEM/CNRS/PSL, Paris Research University) and Claude Rosental (CEMS/IMM/CNRS/EHESS/PSL) during the 6th World Congress on Universal Logic (UNILOG 2018, Vichy, France, June 21-22, ...

Royal Musical Association Study Day: Identity and Vinyl Culture

November 18 2017 | University of Birmingham Keynote

The Department of Music at the University of Birmingham is delighted to host a Royal Musical Association Study Day. We welcome postgraduate researchers and practitioners from all areas of music to present their work in an inclusive, accessible and supportive space. We welcome submissions that ...

The STS Conference Graz 2018

May 07 2018 to May 08 2018 | HOTEL WEITZER, Graz

Deadline: October 31 2017

The STS Conference Graz 2018 is the joint Annual Conference of the Institute of Science, Technology and Society Studies at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt|Wien|Graz (STS), the Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) and the Institute for Advanced Studies on ...

2018 ANU conference on Circus and Science

April 03 2018 to April 05 2018 | Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University i

Deadline: September 15 2017

Scientists seek to investigate the ways in which nature works and to ask how humanity can best comprehend different aspects of the universe. By challenging conventional wisdom, scientists can act as rebels against the status quo and common sense. In cultural and fictional contexts, they may ...

To Boldly Preserve: Archiving for the Next Half-Century of Space Flight

March 01 2018 to March 03 2018 | American Institute of Physics in College Park, Maryland

Deadline: October 01 2017

We will examine the unprecedented challenges and opportunities preserving the history of space exploration faces in this digital, big data era. New forms of electronic communication and data including oral histories and social media are changing the nature of historical records and increasing ...

Making Science, Technology and Society Together

July 25 2018 to July 28 2018 | Lancaster University, UK

Deadline: November 08 2017


The word ‘meeting’ contains rich and diverse meanings. In English we find the following: an act or process of joining or coming together of people or things; an intersection or confluence; an encounter; an assembly; a place and time for discussion or decision; a space for dissent, battle, ...

V annual meeting of Chilean STS network

January 17 2018 to January 19 2018 | Universidad ​ ​ Católica ​ ​ del ​ ​ Maule, ​ ​ sede ​ ​ Curicó

Deadline: October 31 2017

We are inviting to send your proposals to our annual meeting entitled: “Plowing technological fields: ruptures and amalgams around the territorial tracts”. From 17 to 19 January of 2018 the STS discussion will be in one of typical agrarian places of the country and we are receiving proposals ...

Technology, Mind, and Society

April 05 2018 to April 07 2018 | Washington, D.C.,

Deadline: October 20 2017

The American Psychological Association will hold an interdisciplinary conference on Technology, Mind, and Society in Washington, D.C., on April 5- 7, 2018. Scientists, practitioners, policymakers, and students from around the world are invited to participate in the event. The conference will ...

Sociology and Anthropology of Logic: Past and Present

June 21 2018 to June 22 2018 | Vichy, France

Deadline: November 01 2017

The workshop “sociology and anthropology of logic: past and present” intends to explore the various ways in which logic can be approached from a sociological or anthropological point of view. We will look into how various actors and peoples concretely define and practice logic. Logic will not ...

International Conference on Environmental Humanities

July 03 2018 to July 08 2018 | Universidad de Alcalá

Stories, Myths, and Arts to Envision a Change

Environmental humanities entail a transdisciplinary and transnational critical framework that is rapidly emerging in the last decade. This framework challenges traditional divisions among human, social, and environmental sciences, since they have ...

Exploring Parallels Between Technoscientific and Social Scientific Knowledge Production

July 15 2018 to July 21 2018 | Toronto, Canada.

Deadline: September 30 2017

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology: Power, Violence and Justice. Reflections, Responses, Responsibilities. July 15-21, 2018,

Session Host: RC23 Sociology of Science and Technology Organizers: Danny Otto, University of Rostock, Germany & Jing-Mao Ho, Cornell University, USA

Sociology of ...

Sustaining the Seas

December 11 2017 to December 13 2017 | The University Of Sydney

Deadline: July 14 2017

Please send a 250-300 word abstract and affiliation details to kate.johnston@sydney.edu.au by 14th July 2017.

Sustaining the Seas is an exciting and experimental refereed international conference that will bring together academics of many disciplines, practitioners, urban planners, fishers, ...

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA)

April 03 2018 to April 07 2018 | Philadelphia, PA,

Deadline: October 15 2017

"Sustainable Futures" invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 78th Annual Meeting

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is ...

SPECULATIVE HARBOURING PG WORKSHOP

December 11 2017 to December 13 2017 | The University of Sydney and UTS

Deadline: July 24 2017

Sydney Environment Institute in partnership with The Department of Gender & Cultural Studies, The University of Sydney and UTS As part of The Sustainable Fish Lab’s Sustaining the Seas conference (11th-13th December).

Workshop and walk shop dates: 12 of September and 15 of September

This two ...

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) i

April 03 2018 to April 07 2018 | Philadelphia, PA,

Deadline: October 15 2017

Invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 78th Annual Meeting The theme of the Program is “Sustainable Futures.” The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. For ...

Reconfiguring care infrastructures – austerity and innovation in European welfare services.

November 15 2017 to November 16 2017 | University of Sussex in Brighton

Deadline: June 15 2017

We would like to invite papers for an international workshop exploring the reconfiguration of health and welfare in different European settings.

Papers should address the ways in which austerity policies, welfare reforms or healthcare innovations relocate or relegate the work and practice of ...

GROUP 2018 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work

January 07 2018 to January 10 2018 | Sanibel Island, Florida, USA


Deadlines: Multiple

General Information For over 25 years, the ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP) has been a premier venue for research on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Socio - Technical ...

Technologies of Frankenstein

March 07 2018 to March 09 2018 | Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA

Deadline: October 19 2017



The 200th anniversary year of the first edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus has drawn worldwide interest in revisiting the novel’s themes. What were those themes and what is their value to us in the early twenty-first century? Mary Shelley was rather vague as ...

Mixing Pop and Politics

December 04 2017 to December 06 2017 | Massey University, Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Deadline: June 01 2017

Subversion, Resistance and Reconciliation in Popular Music IASPM-ANZ 2017 Conference

Forty years ago, the story goes, punk broke. Not for the first time, and not the last. History provides us with ample examples of the power of popular music to speak to, through, and against various political ...

13th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference

September 17 2017 to September 21 2017 | Poznan, Poland

Deadline: January 15 2018

"This Changes Everything" --€“ in conjunction with the World Computer Congress
Conference Chairs: David Kreps, Kai Kimppa, Louise Leenen, Charles Ess

Conference Theme - Track Chairs: David Kreps and Charles Ess

This Changes Everything. Many of us likely associate this phrase with Steve ...

Contemporary Developments on Media, Culture and Society: Argentina and Latin America.

November 03 2017 | Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Deadline: May 15 2017

The conference, organized by The Center for the Study of Media and Society in Argentina (MESO).

This will be the third annual conference organized by MESO on the interactions between media, culture and society. For more information about the 2015 and 2016 events, please visit ...

SLSA: Out of Time

November 09 2017 to November 12 2017 | Tempe, AZ

Deadline: May 15 2017

Welcome to the human and inhuman deserts of Arizona.

Arizona State University will host the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. ASU is located in Tempe Arizona, about fifteen minutes from the Phoenix Airport. The range of interdisciplinary labs and centers ...

Institute for Advanced Studies

October 01 2016 to June 30 2017 | Graz, Austria

Deadline: December 31 2015

The IAS-STS in Graz, Austria, promotes the interdisciplinary investigation of the links and interactions between science, tech- nology and society, as well as technology assessment and research into the development and implementation of socially and

environmentally sound technologies. Broadly ...