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

Democratizing Technologies: Assessing the Roles of NGOs in Shaping Technological Futures

November 13 2014 to November 15 2014 | University of California, Santa Barbara

Deadline: September 22 2014

How can NGOs produce more equitable and sustainable outcomes of new technologies? What are the implications of NGO participation in governance for democracy and technological advancement? These questions are the focus of a multidisciplinary, global conference to be held at the University of ...

Science Shaping the World of Tomorrow - international workshop - Call for Papers

March 18 2015 to March 26 2015 | Antwerp, Belgium

Deadline: October 31 2014

On 18-20 March 2015 UCSIA organizes an international academic workshop on Science Shaping the World of Tomorrow. Scientific Imagination and Development of Society at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

We understand imagination in relation to the scientific context as the art to creatively ...

Opportunities in Crises: Technogoverning Sustainable Landscapes

March 18 2015 to March 22 2015 | University of Virginia, Charolottesville, VA

Deadline: January 19 2015

This one-day workshop will be based on the theme of technogovernance. Addressing the creation and transformation of the heterogeneous practices of industrialists, environmentalists, and regulators in utilizing technology to render sustainable modes of manufacturing, consumption, and living during ...

Science, Technology, and the Modern in Canada

April 24 2015 to April 25 2015 | York University Toronto, CANADA

A conference in honour of Richard Jarrell

Richard Jarrell’s wide historical interests circled consistently around the defining characteristics of modern science and technology — institutions and education, disciplines and professionalization, technical communities and political power. Across ...

CFP: Space, place, & landscape in the history of communications

June 16 2015 | , Weston Library, University of Oxford

Deadline: April 03 2015

Space, place, and landscape have a significant impact on communications, on the systems of communications that succeed as well as those that fail and on the heritage of communications systems. Recent scholarship in communications studies and the history of communications has focused on how modern ...

Reconfiguring Global Space: The Geography, Politics, and Ethics of Drone Warfare

July 14 2015 to July 17 2015 | Indiana University – Bloomington

Deadline: March 01 2015

We invite abstracts (200-300 words) for presenting at a conference titled “Reconfiguring Global Space: The Geography, Politics, and Ethics of Drone Warfare”, to be held at Indiana University – Bloomington from July 14-July 17, 2015. The conference is generously supported through a Summer ...

Tenth Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference

October 28 2015 to October 31 2015 | Arizona State University

Deadline: February 01 2015

The conference theme is Women’s Ways of Making. The submission portal on the conference website. We call for proposals that value and emphasize different ways of innovating, composing, creating, making, translating, hacking, using, reusing, repurposing, recycling, researching, and remixing in ...

Producir conocimientos, compartir conocimientos: los investigadores y la comunicación pública de la

April 05 2016 to July 26 2016 |

Deadline: March 31 2016

Docentes: Dra. Carina Cortassa Mg. Gabriela Neffa

Duración: 16 semanas

Carga horaria: 80 hs cátedra (distribuidas entre 4 hs semanales y 16 hs destinadas a la elaboración del trabajo final)

Modalidad: A distancia, en formato virtual.

Destinado a:Investigadores, becarios, auxiliares e ...

Call for Papers, 2016 American Association for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting

April 28 2016 to May 01 2016 | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Deadline: September 28 2015

The American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) invites abstracts for papers in any area of medical history for its 89th annual meeting The AAHM welcomes papers on the history of health and healing; the history of medical ideas, practices, and institutions; and the history of illness, ...

Science, Technology and the Unintended

May 09 2016 to May 10 2016 | Warsaw, Poland

Deadline: December 15 2015

Panel Session. International Workshop on Invisible Hand in Law, Economy, Culture.
Guest speaker Alan Irwin (Copenhagen Business School)

The undesirable outcomes of technology development are well recognized as they often lead to international issues, like global warming. In other cases ...

“Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies”

May 09 2016 to May 10 2016 | GRAZ, AUSTRIA,

Deadline: February 01 2016

STS Conference Graz 2016

Keynote Speakers:

Andreas Knie, Innovationszentrum für Mobilität und gesellschaftlichen Wandel (InnoZ), Germany

Working Title: Future of Mobility

Heather Laube, University of Michigan-Flint, Sociology and Women's & Gender Studies, United States of America

Working ...

Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies

May 09 2016 to May 10 2016 | Graz, Austria

Deadline: October 16 2015

The Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS) invites submissions of special sessions for its next conference.

There is no predetermined theme for the conference, so proposals for sessions could refer to any topic relevant to Science, Technology and Society ...

The STEPS Centre Summer School

May 16 2016 to May 27 2016 | Sussex University

Deadline: January 27 2016

invites applications for its 2016 Summer School.

Applications are invited from highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, water or energy ...

Workshop on Post-Colonial and Latin American STS

May 18 2016 to May 20 2016 | Institute of Social Sciences, University of Brasilia

This international workshop at the University of Brasília (UnB) will bring together researchers in the field of Social Studies of Science and Technology to present and debate empirical and theoretical work focusing specifically on Latin America. Our keynote speaker will be Professor Sandra ...

Feminist Technoscience Studies MA module (GWS 406) and Summer School Care Matters

May 24 2016 to May 27 2016 | Lancaster, UK

The Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies at University, UK is pleased to announce its 5th annual Summer School in Feminist Technoscience Studies. This year our theme is Care Matters. In cooperation with Lancaster’s Centre for Science Studies and the University of Manchester Sexuality Summer ...

The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science

May 28 2016 to May 30 2016 | Calgary, Alberta

Deadline: January 15 2016

The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS) is inviting scholars working on the history or the philosophy of science to submit abstracts for individual papers or proposals for sessions. The Society's annual conference is part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social ...

The History of Political Economy.”

May 29 2016 to June 17 2016 | Durham, NC

Deadline: March 01 2016

The Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University invites applications for a Summer Institute on the topic “The History of Political Economy.” The three week Institute is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and will take place from May 29 - ...

5th Iowa State University Summer Symposium on Science​ ​ Communication

June 03 2016 to June 04 2016 | Ames, Iowa

Deadline: January 29 2016

Confronting the challenges of public participation in environmental, planning and health decision-making

In January 2014, the editor of the leading journal Public Understanding of Science acknowledged that his publication has transitioned from the focus suggested by its name to a new focus on ...

Claiming authority, producing standards

June 03 2016 to June 04 2016 | University of Vienna, Institute for Philosophy

Deadline: January 31 2016

Claiming authority, producing standards: The IAEA and the history of radiation protection

Martin Kusch, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna Maria Rentetzi, Lise Meitner Fellow (FWF), Department of Philosophy, Venue: University of Vienna, Institute for Philosophy Angela Creager, ...

Third Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science (HISRESS)

June 03 2016 to June 04 2016 | London School of Economics and Political Science

Deadline: February 15 2016

This two-day conference 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, including but not limited to anthropology, economics, psychology, ...


June 03 2016 to June 04 2016 | London School of Economics and Political Science

Deadline: February 05 2016

This two-day conference 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, including but not limited to anthropology, economics, psychology, ...

Bioethics Boot Camp

June 05 2016 to June 24 2016 | Philadelphia, PA

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for a three-week intensive introduction to bioethics, held at Penn on June 5-24, 2016. Boot Camp is designed for law students and Ph.D. students in philosophy, political theory, and the ...

Center for Oral History Training Institute

June 06 2016 to June 10 2016 | Philadelphia

The Center for Oral History (COH) at the Chemical Heritage Foundation is proud to provide training to individuals interested in learning oral history and research interview methodologies. For one week in early June, the director and the staff of the COH work with scholars and researchers who are ...

Decolonizing Science in Asia

June 13 2016 to June 17 2016 | Pennsylvania State University

Deadline: March 01 2016

2016 Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute
Pennsylvania State University invites applications for its annual Asian Studies Summer Institute. This year’s Institute, co-directed by Prakash Kumar (Penn State), Projit Mukharji (University of Pennsylvania), and Amit Prasad (University of ...

What’s the bottom line?

June 14 2016 | Bar-Ilan University

Deadline: February 15 2016

The Graduate Program in Science, Technology and Society at Bar Ilan University Invitation to submit abstracts for a conference of graduate students and young scholars. Where research in the humanities and social sciences encounters the world outside academia. Deadline for abstract submission: 15 ...

The Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting

June 22 2016 to June 26 2016 | Singapore

Deadline: December 31 2015

Formed in 1958, SHOT is an interdisciplinary and international organization concerned not only with the history of technological devices and processes but also with technology in history, the development of technology, and its relations with society and culture --that is, the relationship of ...

Summer School: Science, Values, and Democracy?

July 04 2016 to July 15 2016 | Institute Vienna Circle and the University of Vienna

Deadline: January 31 2016

Lecturers: Mark B. Brown (California State University) Heather Douglas (University of Waterloo) Andrew Jewett (Harvard University)

Many controversial public issues involve implicit assumptions about the relation of science, values, and democracy. Should climate scientists publicly advocate ...


July 10 2016 to July 14 2016 | Vienna. Austria

Deadline: September 30 2015

Call for Abstracts for RC23: Sociology of Science and Technology
The RC23 Program Committee invites you to submit your abstracts for the upcoming World Forum. Please note the following:  Anyone interested in presenting a paper should submit an abstract on-line to the ISA Conference website. ...

Science and Technology Studies Summer School

July 11 2016 to July 15 2016 | University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Madison, WI

Deadline: January 11 2016

Disclosing/Enclosing Knowledge in the Life Sciences.
We invite applications from students in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, and humanities for a five-day summer school that will provide training in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). This seminar is an excellent ...

Robots in Farming: Good or Bad?

July 14 2016 | Harper Adams University (UK)

Deadline: December 21 2015

Join the discussion in the workshop on Social and environmental impact of robotics and autonomous systems in farming as part of the International Farming Systems Association Symposium Although technological advances can improve efficiency, they also often have unforeseen social and environmental ...

Philosophical and Historical Dimensions of Biological Individuality

July 18 2016 to July 21 2016 | Sydney, Australia

Deadline: May 30 2016

This summer college will be led by Professors Warwick Anderson and Paul Griffith, of the University of Sydney, Professor Lynn K. Nyhart, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Professor Alan Love, University of Minnesota. It will be held at the University.

We invite applications from graduate ...

14th biennial Participatory Design Conference (PDC)

August 15 2016 to August 19 2016 | Aarhus, Denmark

Deadline: February 05 2016

The Participatory Design Conference (PDC) is a premier venue for presenting research on the direct involvement of people in the design, development, implementation and appropriation of information and communication technology. PDC brings together a multidisciplinary and international group of ...

EPIC2016 Minnesota

August 29 2016 to September 01 2016 | Minnes

Deadline: February 19 2016

The Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference invites submissions to our 12th annual meeting - the premier international gathering on ethnography in industry.

Read the full call and more conference info on the website.

Call for Participation - Papers, Case Studies, PechaKucha and Tutorials

EASST/4S Conference. Barcelona 2016: ‘Science and Technology by Other Means’

August 31 2016 to September 03 2016 | Barcelona

Deadline: February 21 2016

It’s less than a year until the next EASST/4S joint conference! The call for open tracks has been a real success. The deadline for open track submissions is over and the link to the submission system has been removed. We received 179 proposals, and after review by the Scientific Committee, 100 ...

The MidweSTS 2016 Graduate Student Workshop

September 16 2016 to September 17 2016 | University of Illinois, Chicago

Deadline: June 03 2016

We are thrilled to announce the first of a series of events -- The MidweSTS 2016 Graduate Student Workshop -- to bring together scholars across disciplines and institutions whose work connects with critical computing, STS, digital studies, media studies, and making. We’ll gather for a mix of ...

On Simulation in Science

September 26 2016 to September 30 2016 | Lüneburg (close to Hamburg, Germany)

Deadline: February 29 2016

We would like to receive applications from doctoral students from the fields of Philosophy of Science, History of Science, Science and Technology Studies, as well as Software Studies, and of course the Natural Sciences. Applicant’s work could involve case-based studies on scientific, economic ...


September 30 2016 to October 02 2016 | Ball State University, Muncie Indiana, USA

The workshop showcases international works of film and video with fascinating soundtracks, idiosyncratic sound design, eclectic scoring and innovative approaches to the sound-image relationship.

We are open to works in any format, including narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, and ...

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 ...


October 06 2016 to October 08 2016 | Bloomington, Indiana

Deadline: May 15 2016

Workshop and paper/panel proposals are invited for a unique interdisciplinary conference on FEMINIST SCHOLAR ACTIVISM. This will be the CAPSTONE event of the 15-year project, New View Campaign to Challenge the Medicalization of Sex ( It will focus on the impact and meaning of ...

The New View Campaign

October 06 2016 to October 08 2016 | Bloomington, Indiana

October 6-8, 2016 Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Sponsored by: New View Campaign Indiana University Department of Gender Studies Indiana University School of Public Health Indiana University Kinsey Institute THIS DYNAMIC NEW VIEW CAMPAIGN CAPSTONE will bring together gender, ...

The Delimmas of Upright Scientists

November 14 2016 to November 15 2016 | Tel Aviv University

Deadline: March 01 2016

During World War I, scientists from diverse European countries who had worked together harmoniously faced the question of how to respond to close colleagues instantly transformed into enemies. It was not national identification that perplexed them ,but the opposing claims on their allegiance and ...


November 17 2016 to November 20 2016 | Chicago

Deadline: February 20 2016

The Culture Network invites you to submit panels, papers, and book sessions proposals for the 41st annual meeting of the Social Science History Association. For more information on the meeting as well as the call for proposals, please refer to the SSHA website.

The theme for this year's ...

African Human Computer Interaction Conference

November 21 2016 to November 25 2016 | Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: February 03 2016


In just under a year the inaugural African Human Computer Interaction Conference (AfriCHI) will take place in beautiful Nairobi, Kenya. Organised by a committee drawn from twelve African countries, the conference will demonstrate how the continent is defining the study and practice of ...

African conference for Human Computer Interaction

November 21 2016 to November 25 2016 | Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: January 28 2016

We warmly invite any of you that may be genuinely interested to serve on the inaugural Program Committee (PC) of AfriCHI. AfriCHI’16, organised by a pan-African team. We are writing to you specifically because we believe your expertise particularly suits a very unique track, Gumzo.

Before we ...

Beyond Interpretivism? New Encounters with Technology and Organisation

December 09 2016 to December 10 2016 | Dublin, Ireland

Programme Chairs
Lucas Introna (Lancaster), Donncha Kavanagh (UCD), Séamas Kelly (UCD),
Wanda Orlikowski (MIT), Susan Scott (LSE)

Keynote speakers
Tim Ingold and Karin Knorr Cetina
IFIP WG 8.2 has a distinguished history in shaping research agendas around information technology and ...

Beyond Interpretivism?

December 09 2016 to December 10 2016 | Dublin, Ireland

Deadline: May 11 2016

Beyond Interpretivism? New Encounters with Technology and Organisation Programme Chairs Lucas Introna (Lancaster), Donncha Kavanagh (UCD), Séamas Kelly (UCD), Wanda Orlikowski (MIT), Susan Scott (LSE)

Keynote speakers Tim Ingold and Karin Knorr Cetina Organising Chairs Allen Higgins (UCD) and ...