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Cal for New Members for the Digital Practices in History and Ethnography Interest Group

September 22 2014 to September 24 2014 | Amersterdam, The Netherlands

New members are invited to join the Digital Practices in History and Ethnography Interest Group (DPHE-IG), in the Research Data Alliance (RDA), an international initiative to facilitate the development of effective data practices, standards and infrastructure in particular research areas, and ...

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 ...

Technosciences of Post/Socialism

September 03 2015 to September 05 2015 | Budapest, Hungary

Deadline: June 30 2015

Supported by EASST
Despite the widespread popularity of Science and Technology Studies (STS), the field has remained remarkably silent about the plethora of experiences offered by the former socialist bloc connected to technoscience. While the grand experiment of constructing ...

Virtual Seminar

September 14 2015 to November 16 2015 | UNICEN, Argentina

University Internacionalization in Latin America: Tools for Politics and Management.

More info:

2 Presentación del Seminario
El seminario se centra en la discusión del ...

The Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy

September 17 2015 to September 19 2015 | Georgia Institute of Technology Global Learning Center. T

Deadline: January 01 2015

View the 2013 Atlanta Conference Program here:
The Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy provides a showcase for the highest quality scholarship addressing the multidimensional ...

Permanent seminar Group of Social Studies of Science, Technology and medicine

September 28 2015 | Bogotá

Doing and undoing prototypes: meetings between craft embroidery, ethnography and technology design (Sara Márquez) and Reconsider informality: Reflections on an ongoing research.(Ivan Zuleta),

International Summer School

September 28 2015 to October 03 2015 | Studienhaus Gut Schönwag near Munich, Germany

Deadline: May 10 2015

"Pluripotent Stem Cells. Scientific practice of stem cell research: ethical, legal and social aspects and discourses"

The Institute Technology • Theology • Natural Sciences (TTN) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich organizes an international scientific summer school, funded by the ...

18th Meeting of Cooperation and Exchange (ECI)

September 30 2015 | Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero

"Spaces and Education Projects in Electronic Arts"

El Centro de Experimentación e Investigación en Artes Electrónicas de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero invita a estudiantes, académicos, artistas, profesionales y todos aquellos interesados en las áreas de confluencia entre ...

Evolutionary Love: Relations and Identities in a Virtual World

October 01 2015 to October 04 2015 | Pittsburgh, PA,

Deadline: May 08 2015

Charles Sanders Peirce’s concept of evolutionary love is behind the theme of this year’s conference, which prompts an exploration into the digital age of virtual relationships and identities. How have these relationships grown, or changed, in our new worlds of digital communication, ...

Neolife SLSA 2015 Australia

October 01 2015 to October 03 2015 | Perth, Western Australia

Deadline: April 30 2015

Call for Papers, Panels and Other Things Inaugural (Rest of The World) Meeting of The Society for Literature Science and The Arts.
Confirmed Keynotes include: Dr. Carmen Lawrence, Gunalan Nadarajan & Yilin Cao.

From the odd to the mundane, new forms of life are emerging in labs, workshops and ...

EPIC2015 - Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conferece

October 05 2015 to October 08 2015 | São Paulo, Brazil,

Deadline: March 06 2015

EPIC is the premier international gathering on the current and future practice of ethnography and design in the business world.

EPIC2015 explores Building Bridges--the diverse connections among people, places, industries, and disciplines at the ...

Trading Zones in Technological Societies

October 15 2015 to October 16 2015 | University of Liège, Belgium

Deadline: April 30 2015

Confirmed keynote speakers: Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard), Andrew Stirling (Sussex), Pierre-Benoît Joly (IFRIS/Paris), Arie Rip (Twente).

The SPIRAL Research Centre, from its beginning, located itself as an hybrid space between risk research, science and technology studies and public policy. The ...

Latin-Iberoamerican Congress on Technology Management 2015

October 19 2015 to October 22 2015 | Porto Alegre, Brasil

Deadline: March 09 2015

La Asociación Latino-Iberoamericana de Gestión Tecnológica (ALTEC) en colaboración con el NITEC de la Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) realizará la 16a edición del Congreso Latino-Iberoamericano de Gestión Tecnológica – ALTEC 2015, en Porto Alegre, Brasil, en el periodo ...

CFP: Fluid Currents: Water, Art, and Ecology Southeastern College Art Conference

October 21 2015 to October 24 2015 | Pittsburgh, PA,

Deadline: April 20 2015

Session chairs: Nenette Luarca-Shoaf, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota Laura Turner Igoe, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University Art Museum

In his 1836 “Essay on American Scenery,” the painter Thomas Cole compared water to “the eye of human countenance….in the ...

CFP: Science and Technology, Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

October 30 2015 to October 31 2015 | New London, NH

Deadline: June 15 2015

The section on Science and Technology for the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is accepting paper proposals for NEPCA’s annual fall conference. This year’s conference will be held at Colby-Sawyer College. NEPCA welcomes paper proposals that explore the relation of ...


November 05 2015 to November 08 2015 | McGill Montréal, Canada.

Deadline: January 12 2015

The 10th anniversary and sixth international conference on the histories of Media, Art, Science, and Technology

Re-Create 2015, the sixth international Conference on the Histories of Media, Art, Science, and Technology will mark the 10th Anniversary of the Re conference series. Re-Create 2015 ...

Picturing the Body in the Laboratory.Genesis and topicality of evidence-oriented imaging

November 06 2015 to November 07 2015 |

Deadline: October 25 2015

The conference´s aim is to investigate the particular role of the image in evidence production around 1900 in comparison to today in order to sharpen our understanding of the ground laying concepts for today’s epistemic role, limitations as well as of the convenience of laboratory work. What ...

Science and Technology Across Borders

November 06 2015 to November 08 2015 | York University in Toronto.

Deadline: June 30 2015

"Science and Technology Across Borders" La version français apparaîte plus bas Deadline: 30 June 2015 The 2015 CSTHA biennial conference will be held November 6 to 8 at York University in Toronto. The Program Committee invites papers addressing this year's conference theme:"Science and ...

SLSA After Biopolitics

November 12 2015 to November 15 2014 | Rice University, Houston, TX

Deadline: April 01 2015

Over the past thirty years, no paradigm has become more central to understanding our own moment than the paradigm of biopolitics—a fact that has left hardly any discipline untouched, resulting in new formations such as bioart, bioethics, biotechnology, biomedia, biocapital, bioinformatics, ...

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

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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, ...


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. ...

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 ...