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Events

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

Between moral hazard and legal uncertainty

February 13 2017 to February 17 2017 | Erlangen/Nuremberg (Bavaria, Germany)

Ethical, legal and societal challenges of gene editing
International Winter School

The international Winter School “Between moral hazard and legal uncertainty. Ethical, legal and societal challenges of gene editing” organized by the Chair of Systematic Theology II (Ethics) of the ...

STGlobal Consortium

March 24 2017 to March 25 2017 | Washington, DC

Deadline: January 13 2017

17th Annual Student Conference •US STGlobal is a consortium of graduate and undergraduate programs focused on exploring the worlds of science policy and science, technology and society.

The STGlobal consortium presents its annual conference in Washington DC, in the scenic academic settings of ...

Call for Papers: SIGCIS at CHM

March 18 2017 to March 19 2017 | Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California

Deadline: December 30 2016

Command Lines: Software, Power, and Performance
With invited keynotes: Kavita Philip (UC Irvine) and Tom Mullaney (Stanford)

The Computer History Museum (CHM) will host a meeting of the Society for the History of Technology’s (SHOT) Special Interest Group for Computing, Information and ...

Techniques of the Corporation

May 04 2017 to May 07 2017 | University of Toronto Technoscience Research Unit

Deadline: January 13 2017

Conference organization Justin Douglas Bretton Fosbrook Kira Lussier Michelle Murphy

How do corporations know themselves and their world? Over the last 150 years, corporations, like universities and laboratories, have generated an abundance of knowledge-making techniques in the form of ...

7th Annual Student Conference

March 24 2017 to March 25 2017 | Washington, DC

Deadline: January 13 2017

STGlobal Consortium •
STGlobal is a consortium of graduate and undergraduate programs focused on exploring the worlds of science policy and science, technology and society.

The STGlobal consortium presents its annual conference in Washington DC, in the scenic academic settings of the National ...

FOURTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON THE HISTORY OF RECENT SOCIAL SCIENCE

June 09 2017 to June 10 2017 | Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Deadline: February 03 2017

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, ...

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Urban Infrastructure History and the Social Sciences

May 30 2017 to June 01 2017 | NYU Paris

Deadline: September 01 2016

Recent work in history, anthropology, science and technology studies, geography, resilience/sustainability and other disciplines has explored the multiple social effects of infrastructure. Studies of electric power networks, aqueducts, roads and waste disposal systems have examined not only the ...

Stop Making Sense: A conversation between sensory and social science about food and drink

March 10 2017 |

Deadline: October 31 2016

Sensory experience as a subject of study has long been a focus of multiple disciplines; yet only recently has the sensory experience of food – how it tastes and why that matters – become fodder for serious discussion. We are seeking submissions of work for a one-day symposium on the study of ...

Interdisciplinary Futures: *Open the Social Sciences* 20 years later

January 19 2017 to January 20 2017 | Lisbon, Portugal

Deadline: September 15 2016

Organised by INTREPID and TINT with support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Conference web site here: https://ifoss20.wordpress.com/

Keynote speakers: Immanuel Wallerstein on "Forty Years Later: Are the Social Sciences More Open?” Björn Wittrock on "Social Sciences in Their
...

Call for Papers: Experiments in Force? Science and the Apparatus of Warfare

April 05 2017 to April 09 2017 | Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (USA)

Recent developments in the means and techniques of warfare have raised questions anew about the spatial delimitation of the battlefield, the legal and ethical norms about killing, and the migration of military technologies to other spheres of security practice. In response, scholars from a ...

Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery

June 20 2017 to June 24 2017 | Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan

Deadline: February 15 2017

2017 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Biennial Conference

In Rust: The Longest War, Jonathan Waldman claims that, for those who “yield to rust, find beauty in rust, capitalize on rust, raise awareness of rust, and teach about rust, work is riddled with scams, ...

Winter School on Responsible Innovation and Social Studies of Emerging Technologies

January 03 2017 to January 10 2017 | Mesa, AZ

Deadline: October 14 2016

The Winter School is designed to give junior scholars an introduction to and practical experience with methods and theory for better understanding the social dimensions of emerging technologies. The National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure Coordinating Office is now supporting the ...

AAAI Fall Symposium: AI for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI)

November 17 2016 to November 19 2016 | Arlington, VA

Deadline: July 22 2016

This CFP is specifically targeting *social scientists*.
AI-HRI (The AAAI Fall Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)) seeks to bring together the subset of the HRI community focused on the application of AI solutions to HRI problems. Building on the success ...

*Call for Abstracts -** ‘Lives of Data’ Workshop

January 06 2017 to January 07 2017 | The Sarai Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi

Deadline: September 15 2016

. * ‘Data’ has been recently termed as the new oil, new soil, new world currency and the raw material for the new industrial revolution. It has been hypothesised that the era of Big Data will finally see the ‘end of theory ’. This hyperbole has it that the new technologies being developed ...

STS Underground: Investigating the Technoscientific Worlds of Mining and Subterranean Extraction

February 05 2017 to February 07 2017 | Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Deadline: September 15 2016

A Three-Day Research Workshop

With keynote speaker Gabrielle Hecht, author of Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (MIT Press, 2012)

This intensive three-day workshop aims to bring together interdisciplinary scholars whose work addresses technologies, practices, and forms of ...

AAAI Fall Symposium: AI for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI)

November 17 2016 to November 19 2016 | Arlington, VA

Deadline: July 15 2016

This CFP is specifically targeting *social scientists*. For the full CFP, please visit the website.

AI-HRI (The AAAI Fall Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)) seeks to bring together the subset of the HRI community focused on the application of AI ...

Call for Applications to Attend Workshop on Overcoming Challenges

January 10 2017 to January 12 2017 | Washington DC

Deadline: September 19 2016


....to Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers

The National Academy of Engineering Center for Engineering Ethics and Society invites teams to apply to attend a collaborative workshop on addressing obstacles, identifying solutions, and developing institutional plans for effectively ...

Diploma in Strategic Design of Technologies for Social Inclusive and Sustainable Developmen

September 15 2016 to September 17 2016 | Universidad Nacional de Quilmes- Sede Bernal-

Deadline: June 22 2016

Las tecnologías no son neutrales, determinan espacios y conductas de los actores, condicionan estructuras de producción, distribución y acceso a bienes y servicios, generan problemas sociales y ambientales como así también contribuyen a su resolución. Las tecnologías (muchas veces más ...

2nd National Congress of STS (Argentina).

November 30 2016 to December 02 2016 | la Universidad Nacional de Río Negro, San Carlos de Bariloche – Provincia de Río Negro – Argentina.

Deadline: July 30 2016

2nd National Congress of STS (Argentina).
Segundo Congreso Argentino de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (CAESCyT) Segundo Congreso Argentino de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (CAESCyT) 07.06.2016 El Segundo Congreso Argentino de EstudiosSociales de la Ciencia y ...

Overcoming Challenges to Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers

January 10 2017 to May 12 2016 |

Deadline: November 19 2016

Education, Ethics Project Type:

Workshop Latest Update: May 18, 2016 Primary Contact: Frazier Benya 202.334.3087 fbenya@nae.edu

This project will convene current and emerging leaders in ethics and engineering who are working to improve the ethical development of engineering students at a ...

The 8th Tensions of Europe Conference

September 07 2017 to September 10 2017 | Athens

Deadline: February 15 2017

Borders and Technology

The 8th Tensions of Europe Conference will have as its main theme the history of borders and technology. We invite papers studying the history of the relationship between national borders and transnational infrastructures, hidden technological linking and delinking that ...

Beyond Interpretivism? New Encounters with Technology and Organisation

December 09 2016 to December 10 2016 | Dublin, Ireland

Programme Chairs
Lucas Introna (Lancaster), Donncha Kavanagh (UCD), Séamas Kelly (UCD),
Wanda Orlikowski (MIT), Susan Scott (LSE)

Keynote speakers
Tim Ingold and Karin Knorr Cetina
IFIP WG 8.2 has a distinguished history in shaping research agendas around information technology and ...

Beyond Interpretivism?

December 09 2016 to December 10 2016 | Dublin, Ireland

Deadline: May 11 2016

Beyond Interpretivism? New Encounters with Technology and Organisation Programme Chairs Lucas Introna (Lancaster), Donncha Kavanagh (UCD), Séamas Kelly (UCD), Wanda Orlikowski (MIT), Susan Scott (LSE)

Keynote speakers Tim Ingold and Karin Knorr Cetina Organising Chairs Allen Higgins (UCD) and ...

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 ...