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Events

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

“Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries”

March 10 2017 to March 11 2017 | University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Deadline: January 17 2017

UIUC Graduate Science and Technology Studies Workshop

The Seeing Systems INTERSECT group is delighted to announce “Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries” UIUC Graduate Science and Technology Studies (STS) Workshop. We invite scholars from across ...

NSF Workshop: Social Facets of Data Science

November 10 2016 to November 11 2016 | Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California Building 35, Room 111H

The primary objective of this NSF workshop is to bring students and scholars together around the topic of data science. The workshop approaches data science as an important and growing profession that sits at the intersection of the STEM fields and the liberal and creative arts. Data science is ...

How online media are changing science communication

Deadline: May 01 2017

Call for papers for a special issue of Science Communication Public science in a wired world
Guest Editors: Sarah R Davies (University of Copenhagen), Joachim Allgaier (Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt), and Noriko Hara (Indiana University).

Science communication – public dissemination and ...

8th Tensions of Europe Conference

September 07 2017 to September 10 2017 | Athens

Deadline: February 15 2017

2nd Call for Papers: 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 ...

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 ...

*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 ...

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 ...

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 ...