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

AAAI Fall Symposium: AI for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI)

November 17 2016 to November 19 2016 | Arlington, VA

Deadline: July 15 2016

This CFP is specifically targeting *social scientists*. For the full CFP, please visit the website.

AI-HRI (The AAAI Fall Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)) seeks to bring together the subset of the HRI community focused on the application of AI ...

Call for Applications to Attend Workshop on Overcoming Challenges

January 10 2017 to January 12 2017 | Washington DC

Deadline: September 19 2016 Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers

The National Academy of Engineering Center for Engineering Ethics and Society invites teams to apply to attend a collaborative workshop on addressing obstacles, identifying solutions, and developing institutional plans for effectively ...

Diploma in Strategic Design of Technologies for Social Inclusive and Sustainable Developmen

September 15 2016 to September 17 2016 | Universidad Nacional de Quilmes- Sede Bernal-

Deadline: June 22 2016

Las tecnologías no son neutrales, determinan espacios y conductas de los actores, condicionan estructuras de producción, distribución y acceso a bienes y servicios, generan problemas sociales y ambientales como así también contribuyen a su resolución. Las tecnologías (muchas veces más ...

2nd National Congress of STS (Argentina).

November 30 2016 to December 02 2016 | la Universidad Nacional de Río Negro, San Carlos de Bariloche – Provincia de Río Negro – Argentina.

Deadline: July 30 2016

2nd National Congress of STS (Argentina).
Segundo Congreso Argentino de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (CAESCyT) Segundo Congreso Argentino de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (CAESCyT) 07.06.2016 El Segundo Congreso Argentino de EstudiosSociales de la Ciencia y ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


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. ...