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Events

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

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 ...

CRITIQUE-RESIST-TRANSFORM: Feminist Scholar Activism and the New View Campaign

October 06 2016 to October 08 2016 | Bloomington, Indiana

Deadline: September 21 2016

Online registration is $199 (on-site will be $275)
Full program will be available end of August, meanwhile register and secure lodgings now.
Keynotes and speakers https://www.indiana.edu/~iucweb/newviewcapstone/programschedule/keynotes-speakers/
This will be a unique conference as we release 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 ...

Workshop: Advancing Science for Policy Through Interdisciplinary Research in Regulation (ASPIRR) at

September 15 2016 | Location: University of California Berkeley, Bancroft Hotel

Program information and FAQ on travel support is available on the workshop website
The University of California Berkeley’s Center to Advance Science in Policy and Regulation (CASPR) together with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society (CSTMS) and co-sponsors the Innovative ...

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, ...

2016 Fred Sanger Lecture

October 03 2016 | Henry Wellcome auditorium, Wellcome Collection, London

Genomic data: public, private or ‘common’? A historical perspective

Steven Sturdy, Professor of the Sociology of Medical Knowledge, University of Edinburgh

The growth of genomics has involved recurring disputes over whether genomic data should be treated as a public, private or common good. ...

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 ...

Conference: Where Has STS Travelled?

October 27 2016 to October 28 2016 | Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

The Department of Science & Technology Studies and the Institute for the Social Sciences at Cornell University are hosting a conference to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), which was held at Cornell in 1976. This conference ...

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 ...

The MidweSTS 2016 Graduate Student Workshop

September 16 2016 to September 17 2016 | University of Illinois, Chicago

Deadline: June 03 2016

We are thrilled to announce the first of a series of events -- The MidweSTS 2016 Graduate Student Workshop -- to bring together scholars across disciplines and institutions whose work connects with critical computing, STS, digital studies, media studies, and making. We’ll gather for a mix of ...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: FEMINIST SCHOLAR-ACTIVISM AND THE NEW VIEW CAMPAIGN

October 06 2016 to October 08 2016 | Bloomington, Indiana

Deadline: May 15 2016

Workshop and paper/panel proposals are invited for a unique interdisciplinary conference on FEMINIST SCHOLAR ACTIVISM. This will be the CAPSTONE event of the 15-year project, New View Campaign to Challenge the Medicalization of Sex (newviewcampaign.org). It will focus on the impact and meaning of ...

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 ...

CINESONIKA

September 30 2016 to October 02 2016 | Ball State University, Muncie Indiana, USA

The workshop showcases international works of film and video with fascinating soundtracks, idiosyncratic sound design, eclectic scoring and innovative approaches to the sound-image relationship.

We are open to works in any format, including narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, and ...

African conference for Human Computer Interaction

November 21 2016 to November 25 2016 | Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: January 28 2016

We warmly invite any of you that may be genuinely interested to serve on the inaugural Program Committee (PC) of AfriCHI. AfriCHI’16, organised by a pan-African team. We are writing to you specifically because we believe your expertise particularly suits a very unique track, Gumzo.

Before we ...

On Simulation in Science

September 26 2016 to September 30 2016 | Lüneburg (close to Hamburg, Germany)

Deadline: February 29 2016

We would like to receive applications from doctoral students from the fields of Philosophy of Science, History of Science, Science and Technology Studies, as well as Software Studies, and of course the Natural Sciences. Applicant’s work could involve case-based studies on scientific, economic ...

The Delimmas of Upright Scientists

November 14 2016 to November 15 2016 | Tel Aviv University

Deadline: March 01 2016

During World War I, scientists from diverse European countries who had worked together harmoniously faced the question of how to respond to close colleagues instantly transformed into enemies. It was not national identification that perplexed them ,but the opposing claims on their allegiance and ...

40TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCE HISTORY ASSOCIATION

November 17 2016 to November 20 2016 | Chicago

Deadline: February 20 2016

The Culture Network invites you to submit panels, papers, and book sessions proposals for the 41st annual meeting of the Social Science History Association. For more information on the meeting as well as the call for proposals, please refer to the SSHA website.

The theme for this year's ...

African Human Computer Interaction Conference

November 21 2016 to November 25 2016 | Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: February 03 2016

AfriCHI

In just under a year the inaugural African Human Computer Interaction Conference (AfriCHI) will take place in beautiful Nairobi, Kenya. Organised by a committee drawn from twelve African countries, the conference will demonstrate how the continent is defining the study and practice of ...

The New View Campaign

October 06 2016 to October 08 2016 | Bloomington, Indiana

October 6-8, 2016 Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Sponsored by: New View Campaign Indiana University Department of Gender Studies Indiana University School of Public Health Indiana University Kinsey Institute THIS DYNAMIC NEW VIEW CAMPAIGN CAPSTONE will bring together gender, ...

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 ...