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

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 ...

Ethics Culture and community based research

July 06 2015 to August 14 2015 | online

ESF – Outreach Summer Courses also 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 ...

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 ...

Facilitating open spaces

July 10 2015 to July 11 2015 | Bogotá. Colombia

Objetivos Aprenderás la metodología completa, sus principios y a facilitar tus propios Espacios Abiertos. Conocerás todo el trabajo "pre y post evento": desde cómo prepararte personalmente para este tipo de encuentros, hasta cómo ayudar a las organizaciones y comunidades para que apoyen las ...

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 ...

I Meeting of studies of Science, Technology and Society

August 05 2015 to August 06 2015 | Universidad Metropolitana para la Educación y el Trabajo, Buenos Aires

"Institutional policies and strategies for inclusive development" and I International Workshop on Renewable Energy and Processes of Sustainable Development

Primera circular

Durante la última década, se generaron en América latina nuevas capacidades e instrumentos de gestión en procesos de ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...