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Events

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

1st International Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge

June 19 2017 to June 20 2017 | http://www.ldk2017.org/

Deadline: February 23 2017

The new biennial conference series on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK) aims at bringing together researchers from across disciplines concerned with the acquisition, curation and use of language data in the context of data science and knowledge-based applications. With the advent of the Web and ...

Get the Picture. Digital Methods for Visual Research

June 26 2017 to July 11 2017 | University of Amsterdam

Deadline: May 05 2017

Gillian Rose employs the term visual methodologies for “researching with visual materials” (2016). Iconography, semiotics, framing analysis and multimodal analysis are among the approaches that may be applied to digital materials. One may also ask, does the online make a difference to the ...

Intersecting Processes

May 27 2017 to May 30 2017 | Old Fire Station, Woods Hole MA

Deadline: March 31 2017

New England Workshop on Science and Social Change
(*a limited number can participate from a distance via google+ hangout)

In this four-day workshop participants will create spaces, interactions, and support in formulating plans to extend our own projects of inquiry and engagement around ...

Doctoral School of Social Studies of Science and Technology in Latin America

September 18 2017 to September 20 2017 | Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Deadline: September 18 2017

En la Facutad de Ciencias Humanas de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, tendrá lugar entre el 19-21 de septiembre de 2017, el VIII Taller Latinoamericano de Jóvenes Investigadores en Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad, y la V Escuela Doctoral de Estudios Sociales y Políticos sobre la Ciencia y ...

The World Congress of Sociology

July 15 2017 to July 21 2017 | Toronto, Canada

Deadline: March 15 2017

RC 23 (Sociology of Science and Technology) encourages you to organize a session at the upcoming World Congress. All topics relevant to the sociology of science and technology are appropriate. However, given the restricted number of session slots allocated to the RC, organizers are encouraged to ...

History & Pedagogy of Mathematics

March 31 2017 to April 02 2017 | Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: March 01 2017

The Americas Section of the International Study Group on the Relations Between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM-Americas) is pleased to announce a meeting from Friday, March 31, to Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.

We seek a ...

Travelling Codes Workshop MECS Luneburg

March 30 2017 to March 31 2017 | Luneburg, Germany

Deadline: March 29 2017

Programme Please have a look at the attached programme or visit the website.

Keynote by Matthias Heymann (Aarhus)

Talks by Paul N. Edwards (Michigan), Hélène Guillemot (Paris), Simon Hirsbrunner (Siegen), Antonia Walford (Copenhagen), Catharina Landström (Oxford), Helge Peters (Oxford), ...

Data Publics

March 31 2017 to April 02 2017 | Lancaster University

Deadline: January 22 2017

The name selected is The Public” *(John Dewey, 1927). There is a tension between how “publics” form spontaneously (for example in response to economic hardship, to create support groups, to protest about particular matters of concern) and how online users with similar consumption, browsing, ...

Theorizing the Web 2017

April 07 2017 to April 08 2017 | New York City

Deadline: January 22 2017

At the Museum of the Moving Image, in Astoria, Queens..
Started in 2011, Theorizing the Web is an annual event for critical, conceptual conversations about technology and society. Theorizing the Web begins with the assumption that to talk about technology is also to discuss the self and the ...

“Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries”

March 10 2017 to March 11 2017 | University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Deadline: January 17 2017

UIUC Graduate Science and Technology Studies Workshop

The Seeing Systems INTERSECT group is delighted to announce “Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries” UIUC Graduate Science and Technology Studies (STS) Workshop. We invite scholars from across ...

How online media are changing science communication

Deadline: May 01 2017

Call for papers for a special issue of Science Communication Public science in a wired world
Guest Editors: Sarah R Davies (University of Copenhagen), Joachim Allgaier (Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt), and Noriko Hara (Indiana University).

Science communication – public dissemination and ...

8th Tensions of Europe Conference

September 07 2017 to September 10 2017 | Athens

Deadline: February 15 2017

2nd Call for Papers: Borders and Technology. The 8th Tensions of Europe Conference will have as its main theme the history of borders and technology. We invite papers studying the history of the relationship between national borders and transnational infrastructures, hidden technological linking ...

STGlobal Consortium

March 24 2017 to March 25 2017 | Washington, DC

Deadline: January 13 2017

17th Annual Student Conference •US STGlobal is a consortium of graduate and undergraduate programs focused on exploring the worlds of science policy and science, technology and society.

The STGlobal consortium presents its annual conference in Washington DC, in the scenic academic settings of ...

Call for Papers: SIGCIS at CHM

March 18 2017 to March 19 2017 | Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California

Deadline: December 30 2016

Command Lines: Software, Power, and Performance
With invited keynotes: Kavita Philip (UC Irvine) and Tom Mullaney (Stanford)

The Computer History Museum (CHM) will host a meeting of the Society for the History of Technology’s (SHOT) Special Interest Group for Computing, Information and ...

Techniques of the Corporation

May 04 2017 to May 07 2017 | University of Toronto Technoscience Research Unit

Deadline: January 13 2017

Conference organization Justin Douglas, Bretton Fosbrook, Kira Lussier, Michelle Murphy

How do corporations know themselves and their world? Over the last 150 years, corporations, like universities and laboratories, have generated an abundance of knowledge-making techniques in the form of ...

7th Annual Student Conference

March 24 2017 to March 25 2017 | Washington, DC

Deadline: January 13 2017

STGlobal Consortium •
STGlobal is a consortium of graduate and undergraduate programs focused on exploring the worlds of science policy and science, technology and society.

The STGlobal consortium presents its annual conference in Washington DC, in the scenic academic settings of the National ...

FOURTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON THE HISTORY OF RECENT SOCIAL SCIENCE

June 09 2017 to June 10 2017 | Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Deadline: February 03 2017

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, ...

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Urban Infrastructure History and the Social Sciences

May 30 2017 to June 01 2017 | NYU Paris

Deadline: September 01 2016

Recent work in history, anthropology, science and technology studies, geography, resilience/sustainability and other disciplines has explored the multiple social effects of infrastructure. Studies of electric power networks, aqueducts, roads and waste disposal systems have examined not only the ...

Stop Making Sense: A conversation between sensory and social science about food and drink

March 10 2017 |

Deadline: October 31 2016

Sensory experience as a subject of study has long been a focus of multiple disciplines; yet only recently has the sensory experience of food – how it tastes and why that matters – become fodder for serious discussion. We are seeking submissions of work for a one-day symposium on the study of ...

Call for Papers: Experiments in Force? Science and the Apparatus of Warfare

April 05 2017 to April 09 2017 | Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (USA)

Recent developments in the means and techniques of warfare have raised questions anew about the spatial delimitation of the battlefield, the legal and ethical norms about killing, and the migration of military technologies to other spheres of security practice. In response, scholars from a ...

Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery

June 20 2017 to June 24 2017 | Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan

Deadline: February 15 2017

2017 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Biennial Conference

In Rust: The Longest War, Jonathan Waldman claims that, for those who “yield to rust, find beauty in rust, capitalize on rust, raise awareness of rust, and teach about rust, work is riddled with scams, ...

STS Underground: Investigating the Technoscientific Worlds of Mining and Subterranean Extraction

February 05 2017 to February 07 2017 | Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Deadline: September 15 2016

A Three-Day Research Workshop

With keynote speaker Gabrielle Hecht, author of Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (MIT Press, 2012)

This intensive three-day workshop aims to bring together interdisciplinary scholars whose work addresses technologies, practices, and forms of ...

The 8th Tensions of Europe Conference

September 07 2017 to September 10 2017 | Athens

Deadline: February 15 2017

Borders and Technology

The 8th Tensions of Europe Conference will have as its main theme the history of borders and technology. We invite papers studying the history of the relationship between national borders and transnational infrastructures, hidden technological linking and delinking that ...

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 ...