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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 ...

CFP: Global Politics of the Anthropocene

March 16 2016 to March 19 2016 | Atlanta, Georgia

Deadline: May 15 2015

Panel Proposal for the International Studies Association 57th Annual Conference,

The aim of this panel is engage with the Anthropocene as a problem in need of creatively multiscalar, but ultimately planetary, governance. The Anthropocene, first popularized by scientists Paul Crutzen and Eugene ...


March 17 2016 to March 19 2016 | Hotel du Vin in St. Andrews

Deadline: October 15 2015

The remarkable growth in global energy consumption has been accompanied by questions about the suitability of fossil fuel, nuclear and renewable energy sources to fuel the spiraling demand. Public and academic debates explore the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of producing energy ...

Call for Participation: iConference

March 20 2016 to March 23 2016 | Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: August 15 2015

iConference 2016 takes place Sunday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This year’s theme of “Partnership with Society” examines the dynamic, evolving role of information science and today’s iSchool movement, and the benefits to ...

CAADRIA 2016 Call for Papers

March 30 2016 to April 02 2016 | The University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Design (MSD), Melbourne, Australi

Deadline: September 25 2015

Living Systems and Micro-Utopias: Towards Continuous Designing
21st International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia

Submit to:
In collaboration with RMIT University

Today, human activities constitute the primary ...

Third International Sociological Association Forum of Sociology

April 14 2016 | Vienna

Deadline: September 30 2015

RC23 will also organize a Young Researchers’ Forum. The session is directed specifically to junior scholars; this includes PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, and those in the first five years post PhD and at the beginning of their careers. The primary aim of the session is to give those new ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...


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 ...

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 July 11-15, 2016 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...