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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 ...

1st National Conference on Social Studies of Science,

April 07 2015 to April 09 2015 | Bogotá, Colombia

Deadline: February 20 2015

Ensamblando comunidades, agendas y conocimientos. Hacia la construcción de una red colombiana de ESCT El Centro de Estudios Sociales de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, en asocio con la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Javeriana convocan al Coloquio Nacional de Estudios ...

First National Symposium of Social Studies of Science and Technology

April 07 2015 to April 09 2015 | Bogotá, Colombia

Joining communities, agendas and knowledges: strengthening the Colombian network of Social Studies of Science and Technology

Primer Coloquio Nacional de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología. Ensamblando comunidades, agendas y conocimientos: fortalecimiento de la red colombiana de ...

The Ethnografilm Festival

April 08 2015 to April 12 2015 | Paris, France

Deadline: December 01 2014

The festival is sponsored by the Society for Social Studies of Science and the International Social Science Council.

For reduced rates submit here at Withoutabox:

Ethnografilm seeks to enhance our understanding of the social world through film.

The ...

The New Earth: The Politics of Planetary Spaces and Places

April 10 2015 to April 10 2015 | Baltimore, MD

Deadline: March 10 2015

Graduate Student Workshop – Johns Hopkins University Department of Political Science

This graduate student workshop will investigate the ‘new Earth’ and its political dimensions. The concept of the ‘new Earth’ refers to the way in which processes of globalization - between, above and ...

ST Global

April 10 2015 to April 11 2015 | Washington, DC • US

Deadline: January 05 2015

STGlobal is a consortium of American colleges and schools that focus on topics related to science policy and science, technology and society.

The consortium’s main effort is the annual graduate student-run and graduate student-centric international conference, held in Washington DC, in the ...

Symposium “What’s New about New Media? The Technology of Protest Past and Present”

April 23 2015 to April 24 2015 | Department of History Carleton University, Ottawa Canada

Deadline: December 15 2014

From the G8 demonstrations to the Occupy Movements, Idle No More, and revolutions in the Middle East, the last few years have witnessed a phenomenal upswing in the use of social media in popular protest. Social technology has played an important role in mobilizing grassroots opposition and, ...

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 ...

pen Call for Applications: “Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing Across the Discipl

May 06 2015 to May 08 2015 | University of Maryland in College Park, MD

Deadline: March 02 2015

Note that invited participants’ travel will be supported; we are seeking a diverse group of thinkers and practitioners who are interested in joining a broader conversation on crowdsourcing across disciplines.

We are pleased to issue an open call for applications to “Engaging the Public: ...

Call for Sessions - STS Conference Graz 2015

May 11 2015 to May 12 2015 | Graz, Austria

Deadline: October 31 2014

The upcoming conference on “Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies” in Graz 2015 invites researchers to organize special sessions.

The proceedings of this year’s conference will give you an overview of the thematic issues and topics that are of our interest.

If you are ...

STS Conference Graz 2015, “Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies”

May 11 2015 to May 12 2015 | GRAZ, AUSTRIA

Deadline: January 15 2015

We invite interested researchers in the areas of science, technology and society studies and sustainability studies to give presentations. The conference provides a forum to discuss on a broad variety of topics in these fields – especially abstracts are encouraged which refer to aspects of the ...

Making Sense of Clinical Translation: Ethical, Regulatory and Policy Challenges for Europe and the

May 18 2015 to May 19 2015 | International Workshop, Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland

Deadline: February 27 2015

We hereby invite early career researchers to participate in a workshop on the ethical, regulatory and policy challenges for clinical translation. Ever more frequently, innovation policies in biomedicine are driven by the idea that a large and growing volume of biological knowledge is being used ...

22nd annual International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technologies

May 18 2015 to May 20 2015 | Dearborn, MI

Deadline: December 31 2014

Students are especially encouraged to attend and to participate in student paper and poster competitions with monetary awards, judged by leading academics and practitioners. Abstracts should be about 500 words and will be reviewed relative to originality, relevance, and results. For full ...

1st Patagonig Meeting of Technological Management

May 20 2015 | el marco del XV Encuentro Nacional de Incubadoras, Parques y Polos Tecnológicos.

Deadline: March 31 2015

1° Encuentro Patagónico de Gestores Tecnológicos – 20/05 Puerto Madryn

El Par­que Tec­no­ló­gi­co de Puer­to Ma­dryn in­vi­ta a pro­fe­sio­na­les a pre­sen­tar po­nen­cias.
More info: see the website.

El objetivo principal del evento es generar un espacio de encuentro ...

V Reunião de Antropologia da Ciência e da Tecnologia (5th Meeting of Anthropology of Science and Tec

May 20 2015 to May 22 2015 | Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre/RS

Deadline: December 21 2014

Está aberto o período para submissão de propostas de trabalhos a serem apresentados na V Reunião de Antropologia da Ciência e da Tecnologia, que acontecerá entre os dias 20 e 22 de maio de 2015 na Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. As propostas devem ser enviadas em formato de ...

Fostering Critical Thinking and Reflective Practice in Times of Crisis

May 23 2015 to May 27 2015 | Old Fire Station, Woods Hole MA, USA

Deadline: January 31 2015

New England Workshop on Science and Social Change Location

In this five-day workshop participants will create spaces, interactions, and support in formulating plans to extend our own projects of inquiry and engagement around "Fostering Critical Thinking and Reflective Practice in Times of ...

3rd Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies:  Law, Policy, and Ethics

May 26 2015 to May 28 2015 | Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, 7700 E. McCormick Prky., Scottsdale, AZ

Deadline: January 15 2015

The conference will consist of plenary and session presentations and discussions on regulatory, governance, legal, policy, social and ethical aspects of emerging technologies, including (but not limited to) nanotechnology, synthetic biology, biotechnology, genomics, personalized medicine, stem ...

Stories About Science: Exploring Science Communication and Entertainment Media

June 04 2015 to June 05 2015 | University of Manchester

Deadline: December 19 2014

We are now in a golden age for science in entertainment. Academy Award winning films such as Gravity and television ratings titans like The Big Bang Theory have proven that science–based entertainment products can be both critically acclaimed and financially successful. In fact, many high ...

Call for partners: World Wide Views on Climate and Energy

June 06 2015 |

Call for partners: World Wide Views on Climate and Energy On June 6, 2015 thousands of people around the world will take part in a global citizen consultation: World Wide Views on Climate and Energy. The project will engage ordinary citizens in as many countries as possible in the process of ...

Archive Futures: Operations, Time Objects, Collectives

June 14 2015 to June 20 2015 | Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Deadline: December 10 2014

5th Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies Weimar
The Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies – a collaboration between the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, IKKM) and Princeton University (German ...

Cultures of Mending:A collaborative workshop

June 17 2015 to June 19 2015 | Nottingham UK

Deadline: December 17 2014

Nottingham Trent University is pleased to be hosting the first international conference to examine Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE) in the context of sustainability.

This groundbreaking event will include keynote presentations, discussion, debate and workshops, an exhibition and ...

Infrahealth 2015—- Call for papers

June 18 2015 to June 19 2015 | Trento, Italy

Deadline: March 01 2015

The 5th international workshop on Infrastructures for healthcare (IHC): Patient-centred Care and Patient-generated Data.
Selected papers from the workshop will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue to be published by Health Informatics Journal in 2016

Information ...

Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine - 14th Biennial Conference

June 30 2015 to July 04 2015 | Sydney

Deadline: February 09 2015

The Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine are holding their 14th Biennial Conference. Submit your paper now to be involved in this exciting meeting.

Papers can be on any topic relevant to medical history but we are particularly interested in the overarching topic of ...

The Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine

June 30 2015 to July 04 2015 | Sydney, Australia

Deadline: February 09 2015

Submit a paper
The organising committee invites anyone – whether a member of the Society or not – to attend and participate. It promises to provide a resoundingly interesting programme. It invites all who are involved in the history of medicine and related healthcare disciplines to submit ...

ESF Summer Session II

July 06 2015 to August 14 2015 | SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

ESF – Outreach Summer Courses now includes a one credit course for Special Topics: Ethics, Culture and Community-based Research. This course replaces the recent initiative of the Northeast Ethics Education Partnership (NEEP) to provide a summer workshop on Ethics, Culture and Community-based ...

Call for proposals

July 07 2015 to July 10 2015 | Valparaiso

Deadline: November 21 2014

VII Latin American Workshop of STS Young Reserchers
IV Ibero American Doctoral STS Summer School

Send abstracts and correspondence to 2015 Doctoral School:

En la Universidad de Valparaíso (Chile) durante la primera semana de julio de 2015 tendrá lugar el VII ...

Call for Participants: 2015 Summer Institute: Standards in Society

July 12 2015 to July 25 2015 | Drexel University, Philadelphia

Deadline: December 31 2014

Supported by Drexel University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology

The program in History at Drexel University invites applications from graduate students in all disciplines for participation in a two-week summer institute, “Standards in Society,” to be held in ...


July 12 2015 to July 16 2015 | Université du Québec à Montréal in Montreal, Canada

Deadline: February 09 2015

We invite you to submit abstracts (250- 300 words) of your research papers. We welcome submissions on a variety of topics pertinent to communication and media studies research. We also encourage submissions that address this year’s conference theme “Hegemony ...

XIV Meeting of the North and Northeast Brazilian Anthropological Association

July 19 2015 to July 22 2015 | UNIT - Centro Universitário Tiradentes Endereço: Av. Comendador Gustavo Paiva, 5017 Cruz das Almas - Maceió – AL

Deadline: March 21 2015

XIV Reunião da Associação Brasileira de Antropólogos Norte e Nordeste – ABANNE e V Reunião Equatorial de Antropologia – REA. Recebe resumos para grupos de trabalho em temas de ciência e tecnologia (GT 3065, 3091, 3154, 3158).

As Reuniões da Associação Brasileira de Antropólogos ...

Knowledge from the Margins: Social Justice and Sustainabilit

August 18 2015 to August 19 2015 | East Lansing, MI

Deadline: January 26 2015

This will be a meeting of interdisciplinary scholars, policy professionals, activists, and community members focused on the following three aims: (1) to showcase new scholarship in science and technology studies on social justice and/or sustainability; (2) to showcase community-oriented and/or ...

Connect and Divide: The Practice Turn in Media Studies

August 19 2015 to August 22 2015 | Germany

Deadline: December 31 2014

Call for Papers 3. Medienwissenschaftliches Symposion der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft/ German Research Foundation

Media divide and connect simultaneously: they act as intermediaries between otherwise disconnected entities, and as a »middle« that mediates, but also shields different ...

1970s History of Science workshop

September 14 2015 to September 15 2015 | Aarhus University, Centre for Science Studies

Deadline: April 30 2015

The decade of the 1970s is regarded as a ‘turn of an era’ by many scholars. Eric Hobsbawm describes the shift from a “golden age” of rapid economic growth to an age of economic stagnation. Helmut Kaelble refers to it as “a major turning point or turning period of the 20th century”. ...

Third Contemporary Drug Problems Conference: ‘Encountering alcohol and other drugs’

September 16 2015 to September 18 2015 | Lisbon, Portugal

Deadline: June 30 2015

Conference theme: Encountering alcohol and other drugs

Over the past twenty years, a conceptual shift has occurred across the social sciences that increasingly focuses attention on issues of relationality, contingency and emergence. ‘Events’, ‘multi-agent systems’, ‘trajectories’, ...

International Conference on Science, Research and Popular Culture

September 17 2015 to September 18 2015 | Klagenfurt, Austria

Deadline: June 15 2015

Research on public engagement with science has strongly focused on science content in journalistic news media and so far only a few studies seriously examined other products of media and popular culture. Science is also often part of wider popular and entertainment culture and these other popular ...

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 ...

Conference Workshop on Contested Expertise and Toxic Environments

September 18 2015 to September 19 2015 | Claremont, California

This 2-day working conference seeks to workshop a small number of unpublished papers by scholars whose research engages the intersections of contested science, expertise, and toxic environments. We are interested in papers employing historical methods which look at the relationship of technical ...

The Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights Program

September 25 2015 to September 27 2015 | University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Deadline: March 16 2015

"Bridging the Collaborative Gap"

Earthquakes and tsunamis. Development-induced displacement. Armed conflict, terrorism, and human trafficking. Fifty-one million recognized refugees worldwide. Securitization, deportation, and criminalization regimes. Climate change and environmental chaos. ...

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 ...

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 ...


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 ...

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, ...