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Events

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

PhD DAYS INGENIO 2018: Science, Technology and Innovation: New challenges and practices

February 03 2018 to February 05 2018 | Valencia, Spain

Deadline: February 23 2018

INGENIO is pleased to announce the 2018 PhD Days, a three-day conference organized by doctoral students for doctoral students. The event seeks to provide early career researchers the opportunity to develop and refine research capabilities, presentation and communication skills as well as building ...

Australasian STS Graduate Network (AusSTS)

January 31 2018 | Melbourne

Deadline: January 25 2018

Announcing the launch of the a network of early career researchers and postgraduate students in social studies of science and technology. The network was established in late 2017 by a small group of STS PhDs and ECRs in Melbourne, Australia.

We host social, professional and academic events to ...

The 7th STS Italia Conference

June 14 2018 to June 16 2018 | University of Padova, Italy

Deadline: February 10 2018

The conference will be an opportunity to present empirical and theoretical work from a variety of disciplines and fields: sociology, anthropology, design, economics, history, law, philosophy, psychology and semiotics. The focal theme of the 7th STS Italia Conference will be Technoscience from ...

18th annual Society for History and Philosophy of Science Conference

June 10 2018 | Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.

Deadline: March 28 2018

The aim of the conference Is to bring together under one roof researchers from the great variety of disciplines that have turned their attention to the study of science, medicine, and technology: history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology. psychology, political science, economics, geography, ...

The First Open Congress of Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science (RSHPS)

September 14 2018 to September 16 2018 | Moscow, Russia

Deadline: March 01 2018

The Organizing Committee cordially invites historians, philosophers and all scientists interested in HPS from all over the world to participate. The Congress will be organized by the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, in cooperation with Lomonosov Moscow State University and ...

CFP for the Forum of the Philosophy of Engineering and Technology

May 30 2018 to June 01 2018 | University of Maryland, College Park

Deadline: January 14 2018

The 2018 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology (fPET) welcomes abstract submissions. The mission of fPET is to encourage reflection on engineering, engineers, and technology; and to build bridges between existing organizations of philosophers, engineers and scholars in related fields.
...

HOPOS 2018 Call for Submissions

July 09 2018 to July 12 2018 | Groningen, The Netherlands

Deadline: December 01 2017

HOPOS: The International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science will hold its twelfth international congress. The Society hereby requests proposals for papers and for symposia to be presented at the meeting. HOPOS is devoted to promoting research on the history of the philosophy of ...

Technoscience from Below

June 14 2018 to June 16 2018 | University of Padova, Italy

Deadline: November 15 2017

The 7th STS Italia Conference will be hosted at the University of Padova, Italy, June 14 through 16, 2018, by the Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies, in collaboration with the FISPPA Department and the University of Padova.

The conference will be an opportunity to present ...

Making Sense of the Underground

August 27 2018 to August 28 2018 | University of Wollongong, Australia

Deadline: February 01 2018


DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1, 2018

What does the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) have to say about the underground? Mining, subterranean exploration, burial, and other forms of underground work are rich areas of investigation for STS scholars. This workshop aims to strengthen ...

Call for Papers: DASTS Biennial Conference Theme: Engaging ‘the Data Moment’

May 24 2018 to May 25 2018 | IT University of Copenhagen

Deadline: February 01 2018

Our contemporary moment is increasingly characterized by and through data. Imaginaries run wild; data is the new oil, the new currency, our new vehicle of growth, even. From quantified-self movements, to newly emerging forms of economics (such as bit coin and platform capitalism), to ...

Workshop on Science, Technology, Society (STS)/History, Technology, Society

April 19 2018 to April 20 2018 | Historical Archive of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Deadline: December 10 2017

Bioeconomy, Biotechnology, Medical Technologi
The workshop is organized in the context of the research project “The public debate on umbilical cord blood banking in Greece: Approaches from the interdisciplinary field Science, Technology, Society (STS)”. This project is funded by the Onassis ...

Nuclear Diplomacies

November 09 2018 to November 11 2018 | SOKENDAI’s Hayama Campus in Kanagawa, Japan

Deadline: February 15 2018

​Nuclear Diplomacies: Their Past, Present, and Future.
National Technical University of Athens, *Greece*, June 2019 Responding to the recent North Korea crisis the US President Donald Trump tweeted on August 30, 2017 that “talking is not the answer.” Minutes later the US Defense Secretary ...

Reformatting the World: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Technology and the Humanities

February 23 2018 to February 24 2018 | York University (Canada)

Deadline: December 08 2017

The Graduate Program in Humanities and the Humanities Graduate Student Association (HuGSA) at York University are pleased to announce an interdisciplinary conference interrogating the critical role of technology, both past and present, in shaping human culture and society. Technology, in the ...

34th EGOS Colloquium 2017

July 05 2018 to July 07 2018 | Estonian Business School (EBS), Tallinn, Estonia

Deadline: January 08 2018

Surprise in and around Organizations: Journeys to the Unexpected

If you intend to submit a short paper, please take note of the “Guidelines and criteria for the submission of short papers at EGOS Colloquia”.

The convenors of the sub-theme to which you have submitted your short paper will ...

10th conference DIAGRAMS

June 18 2018 to June 22 2018 | Edinburgh

Deadline: November 30 2017

It will include presentations of refereed Papers, Abstracts, and Posters, alongside tutorials, workshop sessions, and a graduate symposium. It provides a united forum for all areas concerned with the study of diagrams.

We invite submissions for peer review that focus on any issue pertaining to ...

Navigating Habitats: Feminist Explorations of Disability, Climates, Ecosystems, and Technologies

August 01 2018 to August 05 2018 | Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

Deadline: February 26 2018

Submission deadline noon February 26th, 2018 PST; acceptance notifications by noon April 2nd, 2018, PST.

Submissions are invited for the seventh meeting of the Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies hosted by Sharyn Clough, to be held at the ...

Intimacies online, online intimacies

May 30 2018 to June 01 2018 | Roskilde University, Denmark

Deadline: January 15 2018

We are delighted to announce this international conference about intimacy online, digitally mediated intimacies and how intimacies influence (new) mediascapes.

Online media are increasingly intersecting and intertwined with our daily lives, bodily and intimate practices, and relationships. This ...

LIMITS 2018 Fourth Workshop on Computing within Limits

May 12 2018 to May 13 2018 | Toronto, Canada

Deadline: February 02 2018

ABOUT ACM LIMITS 2018

The ACM LIMITS workshop aims to foster discussion on the impact of present and future ecological, material, energetic, and societal limits on computing. These topics are seldom discussed in contemporary computing research. A key aim of the workshop is to promote innovative, ...

CSHPS Annual Conference

May 26 2018 to May 28 2018 | Regina, Saskatchewan

Deadline: January 12 2018

Congrès annuel de la SCHPS Regina

[La version française suit]

The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS) is holding its annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Regina, Saskatchewan, May 26-28, 2018 ...

Call for Papers: DASTS Biennial Conference Theme: Engaging ‘the Data Moment’

May 24 2018 to May 25 2018 | IT University of Copenhagen

Deadline: February 01 2018

Our contemporary moment is increasingly characterized by and through data. Imaginaries run wild; data is the new oil, the new currency, our new vehicle of growth, even. From quantified-self movements, to newly emerging forms of economics (such as bit coin and platform capitalism), to ...

13th East Asian STS Network Conference

December 01 2017 to December 03 2017 | Yonsei University International Campus, Incheon, Korea

Deadline: October 15 2017

"The Past, Present, and Future of East Asian STS"

Following its 12th conference in Beijing, China, last year, the East Asian STS Network will hold the 13th conference this coming December in Korea. The conference will take place on December 1(Fri) - 3(Sun) at the Yonsei University International ...

Sensing the Voices of Others

May 24 2018 to May 28 2018 | Prague

Deadline: October 13 2017

Interrogating the digital in human/non-human intimacies

A couple of doctoral students and I are hoping to put together a roundtable for the International Communication Association annual meeting, which will be in Prague in late May (http://www.icahdq.org/page/cfp2018). We're planning to propose ...

CALL FOR PAPERS 2018 American Association of Geographers

April 10 2018 to April 14 2018 | New Orleans, LA

Deadline: October 20 2017

Digital Natures: Critical Practices of Environmental Modeling in the Age of Big Data
Session Organizers: Eric Nost (University of Wisconsin) & Lily House-Peters (California State University, Long Beach) Session Sponsorship: Digital Geography Specialty Group (DGSG), Cultural and Political Ecology ...

Technoscience from Below

June 14 2018 to June 15 2018 | University of Padova , Italy

Deadline: November 15 2017

The conference will be an opportunity to present empirical and theoretical work from a variety of disciplines and fields : sociology, anthropology , design , economics, history , law , philosophy , psychology and semiotics . This work will focus on diverse aspects of the social study of science , ...

Questioning Science in Uncertain Times: A Workshop

February 15 2018 to February 16 2018 | The Ohio State University

Deadline: November 01 2017

Critical reflection on scientific authority has been central to science and technology studies (STS) for some time. Interrogating science’s claim to universality, apoliticism and autonomy, scholars have highlighted the suffusion of values, interests and power inherent in the production, use and ...

Oral History Training Institute

January 02 2018 to January 05 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

E-mail sblatt@chemheritage.org for information about registering.

Each year the director and the staff of the center work with scholars and researchers who are planning or have started research that has interviewing as a core component.

CHF has been conducting interviews for over 30 years and ...

Fifth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

June 08 2018 to June 09 2018 | University of Zurich, Switzerland

Deadline: February 04 2018

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, ...

Technologies of Frankenstein

March 07 2018 to March 09 2018 | Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA

Deadline: October 15 2017

Summary:

The 200th anniversary year of the first edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus has drawn worldwide interest in revisiting the novel’s themes. What were those themes and what is their value to us in the early twenty-first century?

Mary Shelley was rather ...

Grappling with the Futures

April 29 2018 to April 30 2018 | Boston, MA

Deadline: November 03 2017

Futures studies, which emerged as a new field after WWII, offer a variety of methods for predicting, forecasting, anticipating, controlling, imagining, and shaping multiple futures. Those methods include trend extrapolation, predictive modeling, scenario-planning, Delphi, and Wild Cards, to name ...

The STS Conference Graz 2018

May 07 2018 to May 08 2018 | HOTEL WEITZER, Graz

Deadline: October 31 2017

The STS Conference Graz 2018 is the joint Annual Conference of the Institute of Science, Technology and Society Studies at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt|Wien|Graz (STS), the Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) and the Institute for Advanced Studies on ...

2018 ANU conference on Circus and Science

April 03 2018 to April 05 2018 | Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University i

Deadline: September 15 2017

Scientists seek to investigate the ways in which nature works and to ask how humanity can best comprehend different aspects of the universe. By challenging conventional wisdom, scientists can act as rebels against the status quo and common sense. In cultural and fictional contexts, they may ...

To Boldly Preserve: Archiving for the Next Half-Century of Space Flight

March 01 2018 to March 03 2018 | American Institute of Physics in College Park, Maryland

Deadline: October 01 2017

We will examine the unprecedented challenges and opportunities preserving the history of space exploration faces in this digital, big data era. New forms of electronic communication and data including oral histories and social media are changing the nature of historical records and increasing ...

Making Science, Technology and Society Together

July 25 2018 to July 28 2018 | Lancaster University, UK

Deadline: November 08 2017


The word ‘meeting’ contains rich and diverse meanings. In English we find the following: an act or process of joining or coming together of people or things; an intersection or confluence; an encounter; an assembly; a place and time for discussion or decision; a space for dissent, battle, ...

V annual meeting of Chilean STS network

January 17 2018 to January 19 2018 | Universidad ​ ​ Católica ​ ​ del ​ ​ Maule, ​ ​ sede ​ ​ Curicó

Deadline: October 31 2017

We are inviting to send your proposals to our annual meeting entitled: “Plowing technological fields: ruptures and amalgams around the territorial tracts”. From 17 to 19 January of 2018 the STS discussion will be in one of typical agrarian places of the country and we are receiving proposals ...

Technology, Mind, and Society

April 05 2018 to April 07 2018 | Washington, D.C.,

Deadline: October 20 2017

The American Psychological Association will hold an interdisciplinary conference on Technology, Mind, and Society in Washington, D.C., on April 5- 7, 2018. Scientists, practitioners, policymakers, and students from around the world are invited to participate in the event. The conference will ...

Sociology and Anthropology of Logic: Past and Present

June 21 2018 to June 22 2018 | Vichy, France

Deadline: November 01 2017

The workshop “sociology and anthropology of logic: past and present” intends to explore the various ways in which logic can be approached from a sociological or anthropological point of view. We will look into how various actors and peoples concretely define and practice logic. Logic will not ...

International Conference on Environmental Humanities

July 03 2018 to July 08 2018 | Universidad de Alcalá

Stories, Myths, and Arts to Envision a Change

Environmental humanities entail a transdisciplinary and transnational critical framework that is rapidly emerging in the last decade. This framework challenges traditional divisions among human, social, and environmental sciences, since they have ...

Exploring Parallels Between Technoscientific and Social Scientific Knowledge Production

July 15 2018 to July 21 2018 | Toronto, Canada.

Deadline: September 30 2017

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology: Power, Violence and Justice. Reflections, Responses, Responsibilities. July 15-21, 2018,

Session Host: RC23 Sociology of Science and Technology Organizers: Danny Otto, University of Rostock, Germany & Jing-Mao Ho, Cornell University, USA

Sociology of ...

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA)

April 03 2018 to April 07 2018 | Philadelphia, PA,

Deadline: October 15 2017

"Sustainable Futures" invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 78th Annual Meeting

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is ...

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) i

April 03 2018 to April 07 2018 | Philadelphia, PA,

Deadline: October 15 2017

Invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 78th Annual Meeting The theme of the Program is “Sustainable Futures.” The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. For ...

GROUP 2018 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work

January 07 2018 to January 10 2018 | Sanibel Island, Florida, USA


Deadlines: Multiple

General Information For over 25 years, the ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP) has been a premier venue for research on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Socio - Technical ...

Technologies of Frankenstein

March 07 2018 to March 09 2018 | Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA

Deadline: October 19 2017



The 200th anniversary year of the first edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus has drawn worldwide interest in revisiting the novel’s themes. What were those themes and what is their value to us in the early twenty-first century? Mary Shelley was rather vague as ...

13th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference

September 17 2017 to September 21 2017 | Poznan, Poland

Deadline: January 15 2018

"This Changes Everything" --€“ in conjunction with the World Computer Congress
Conference Chairs: David Kreps, Kai Kimppa, Louise Leenen, Charles Ess

Conference Theme - Track Chairs: David Kreps and Charles Ess

This Changes Everything. Many of us likely associate this phrase with Steve ...