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Newsletter of the Society for Social Studies of Science

Spring 1997, Volume 10, Number 2
Managing Editor: Jongwon Park, Executive Editors: John Hultberg, Merle Jacob

4S Annual Meeting Programme
ST&Human Values: Editor
Calls for Papers
Workshops and Conferences
Graduate Programs
Grants and Fellowship
Publications: Books and Journals
Listserves and Online Resources
General Announcement
Report: Consensus Conference


Welcome to the spring issue of Technoscience. Since this is the first issue after the change in editorship, we would like to start by thanking Steve Fuller, the outgoing Executuve Editor. One can perhaps take it as a measure of 4S appreciation of Steve's work that not one but two people have been selected to replace him. John Hultberg and I, Merle Jacob are both graduates of the Department of Theory of Science and Research in Gšteborg, Sweden and some of you may already know us so we shall keep it short by stating that John is currently at the University College of Health and Caring Sciences and I am working part time at Theory of Science and Research and at the Department of Human Ecology.  This issue of Technoscience will be devoted to bringing us all up to date on the preparations for the forthcoming Tucson meeting. As you will see, the programme is quite large and stands as testimony to the rich spread of interests that STS has come to include. Jennifer Croissant and her team have put a great deal of work in preparing an exciting event and it's up to all of us to provide the intellectual content to fulfill the promise that the programme presents. You will notice that the format of the Newsletter has not been changed for this issue. We do have plans for changes and hope to present them to you in Tucson after discussing them with Jongwon Park, our managing editor. One of the ideas we have been mulling over is the introduction of a column devoted to short commments on the field. Comments, suggestions, criticism are all welcome. For now we invite you to dig into this issue and we hope to see you all in Tucson.

You can contact us at: John Hultberg, Associate Professor, Center for Higher Education and Research, University College of Health and Caring Sciences, Box 190 95, S-400 12 Gothenburg, Sweden, Tel: 46-31-778-6419, Fax: 46-31-167252 Web: [http://viktor.ufhs.gu.se ] E-mail: [john.hultberg@ufhs.gu.se] Merle Jacob, Research Fellow, Department of Theory of Science and Research, Gšteborgs University, Humanisten, 412 98 Gšteborg, SWEDEN, Tel: 46-31-773-4938 Fax: 46-31-773-4723 E-mail: [biosphere@vest.gu.se] Opinion pieces, conference reports, ideas for debates, and critical commentaries should be sent to us directly. More routine announcements should be sent to Jongwon Park, School of History, Technology, and Society, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA 30332-0345, USA. E-mail: [Technoscience@dmsmith.iac.gatech.edu] Tel: 404-894-6841 Fax:404-894-0535.

As you will see on the back of this issue, it is now possible for non-US residents with a VISA credit card to apply for membership to 4S by e-mail. It is also the address that members generally should use to make inquiries about their subscriptions: [acadsvc@aol.com]. Subscribers to 4S automatically receive Technoscience (3/yr) and the society journal, Science, Technology & Human Values (4/yr).

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Annual Meeting, OCTOBER 23 - 26, 1997
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

A Letter from Conference Organizer: Well, here it is, the preliminary 4S '97 program. In it are registration and accommodation information, and the basic schedule of panels, events, and meetings. The preliminary program will also be available on-line, as will registration, while paper copy will be distributed to all 4S members by regular post as soon as possible. Please share duplicate copies with colleagues. The schedule of tours for Thursday morning will be distributed at a later date. These will entail some additional cost, but are of course optional. We are hoping to have tours to a working local archeological site, museums, and nearby recreational areas. (For those of you unfamiliar with the Southwest, the Grand Canyon is approximately 360 miles (500K) North of Tucson, so it is NOT part of our scheduled attractions.) Abstracts will be available on-line during the summer, and we will also be distributing a paper-copy of the abstracts in an indexed booklet, along with contact addresses and the final program for all registrants at their arrival at the meeting. And, please don't forget that this is a preliminary program. It is currently etched in paper and electrons, and not in stone. Cancellations, conflicts, and complaints (and CONGRATULATIONS) should be registered with me as soon as possible, so that we can manage them as efficiently and fairly as possible. Finally, the good news is that we have a VERY full and exciting program. There are over three hundred people presenting work at the conference. The program features some new areas of scholarship (for example, the emphasis on education) as well as scholarship on traditional topics. The full program is, of course, also bad news because it means that there are always going to be very interesting panels scheduled simultaneously. I have tried to balance giving individuals a reasonable amount of time to speak and discuss their works in sessions, with the needs to fit many people onto the program. I have also taken into consideration the (presumed) popularity of particular scholars and events, and the need to give people a reasonable amount of time to socialize, network, and enjoy the fair Tucson weather. There are, at this point in time, no multivariate optimization programs available to make this task any easier. But there are conference offices and colleagues who do help to sort things out and give plenty of support while it's happening. (Kudos!) Finally, a brief note to all program organizers. I greatly appreciate the efforts of those who have organized panels for the program. I would greatly appreciate it if you would verify with your panelists that they have received or have access to registration information. (For future program organizers, please be sure that you request complete contact information from panel organizers about all contributors, so that the committee and/or conference office can make sure materials are distributed.) If you have questions about the meeting, please contact me (especially regarding content) or Mr. Paul Baltes, Director, Engineering Professional Development Office, [epd@engr.arizona.edu] regarding accommodations, registration, or exhibits. Jennifer L. Croissant, CSTS/MSE, 16c Bldg. 12, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, Tel: 520-626-7110, Fax: 520-621-8059, [jlc@u.arizona.edu], [http://www.u.arizona.edu/~jlc ]

REGISTRATION/FEE: Registration will be held in the Foyer of the Empire Ballroom of the Holiday Inn City Center, 181 West Broadway, Tucson, Arizona 85701, on Wednesday evening, October 22, 1997 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and resume on Thursday, October 23, 1997 at 7:00 a.m. The early registration fee, before October 1, 1997, for general 4S members is $100 and for students/underemployed or scholars from emerging nations, the registration fee is $50. For non-4S members, the early registration fees are $140 and $75, of which membership for 4S will be included. The fee includes refreshment breaks and receptions, and a copy of the final program and booklet of abstracts.

ACCOMMODATIONS: A block of rooms has been reserved for participants at the Holiday Inn City Center, 181 West Broadway, Tucson, Arizona 85701, phone: 520-624-8711, fax: 520-623-8121. Rates are $82.00 plus 9.5% plus $1.00 tax for single or double occupancy. Reservations must be made by September 22, 1997 to receive these rates. After that time reservations will be accepted on a space available basis only. Please be sure to mention you are attending the University of Arizona 4S Meeting.

Additional Accommodations: All reservations must be made by September 21, 1997 to receive these rates. You must mention that you are attending the University of Arizona 4S Meeting..

Clarion Hotel & Suites Santa Rita, 88 East Broadway, Tucson, Arizona, 85701, phone: 520-622-4000 (1-800-622-1120, fax: 520-620-0376, is holding a block of rooms at $79.00 plus 9.5% plus $1.00 tax for single or double occupancy. You must provide a credit card number or send the first nights advance deposit to guarantee reservations. The Hotel is .4 mile from the Holiday Inn City Center.

Quality Hotel & Suites, 475 North Granda, Tucson, Arizona 85701, phone: 520-622-3000, fax: 520-623-8922, is holding a block of rooms at $55.00 single and $59.00 double occupancy plus 9.5% plus $1.00 tax. The Hotel is .4 mile from the Holiday Inn City Center.

Pueblo Inn - Tucson, 350 S. Freeway, Tucson, Arizona 85745, phone: 520-622-6611, fax: 520-622-8143, is holding a block of rooms at $82.00 plus 9.5% plus $1.00 tax for single or double occupancy. The Hotel is .5 mile from the Holiday Inn City Center.

Days Inn, 222 S. Freeway, Tucson, Arizona 85745-3234, phone: 20-791-7511, fax: 520-622-3481, is holding a block of rooms at $39.00 queen, $45.00 king, $49.00 double-double occupancy plus 9.5% plus $1.00 tax. The Hotel is .3 mile from the Holiday Inn City Center. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1997



1800 - 2100 Registration

1930 - 2130 Informal Reception - Cash Bar

Various 4S Council and Committee meetings may be scheduled for Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.



0700-1700 Registration Continues

0830 Tours Depart (Details and Costs TBA)

1330 - 1530 SESSION 1

Panel 1 - Visualizing Body Politics - Empire East. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • An All-Consuming Experience: Obstetrical Ultrasound and the Commodification of Pregnancy, Janelle S. Taylor, U of Chicago, USA
  • The Flexible Fetus and the Situated Individual, Deborah Blizzard, RPI, USA
  • Shaping the Body Politic: the Case of Breast Cancer Activists, M. Woodell, RPI, USA
  • On Re-Constructing Gender in Ultrasound Stories, Ann Rudinow Saetnan, Norwegian U of Science and Technology, Norway

Panel 2 - Networks and Assessment - Embassy Room. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Scientific Excellence in the Making, Amilcar Davyt and LŽa Velho, State U of Campinas, Brazil
  • Research Collaboration in Heterogeneous Networks - EU Research Programmes at Work, Terttu Luukkonen, VTT Group for Technology Studies, Finland
  • Assessment of Industrial-Relevant Research Networks: A Case Study of Process Technology in The Netherlands, Robert J.W. Tijssen, U of Leiden, The Netherlands
  • The Impact of Quantitative Science Studies on the Flemish Research Community and on the Flemish Science and Technology Policy, M. Luwel, Ministry of the Flemish Community, Belgium; R.E. de Bruin, U of Leiden, The Netherlands; J.A. Houben, Catholic U of Leuven, Belgium; H.F Moed, U of Leiden, The Netherlands; H. Van den Berghe, Catholic U of Leuven, Belgium; E. Spruyt, U of Antwerp, Belgium

Panel 3 - Expertise, Environment and Policy - Patio Room. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Hormone-Mimicking Pollutants, Sustainability, and the Limits of Science, Jeff Howard, RPI, USA
  • Shifting Sources of Scientific Expertise for Environmental Problems, Stephen Zehr, U of Southern Indiana, USA
  • Changes in the Treatment of Risk: Definitions and Social Mechanisms, Jessica Glicken, Ecological Planning and Toxicology, Inc., USA
  • STS and the Literatures on Expertise: An Appraisal and an Approach, Dean Nieusma and Ned Woodhouse, RPI, USA

Panel 4 The Stanford Project on Science Globalization - Plaza East and West. G. Drori, Chair, Discussants: J. W. Meyer, F. O. Ramirez.

  • Institutional Aspects of National Science Activity: The Factors Influencing Nation-State Entry into the International Council of Scientific Unions, 1919- 1990, Emilio Castilla, Stanford U, USA
  • The Diffusion of Ministries of Science and Technology, 1950-1990: A Cross-National and Longitudinal Comparative Analysis, Young Suk Jang, Stanford U, USA
  • Modern School Science and Mathematics as Participatory: A Comparative-Historical Analysis, Elizabeth McEneaney, Stanford U, USA

Panel 5 - Multi-Institutional Collaboration - Empire Central. W. Shrum, Organizer/Chair.

  • A Typology of Multi-Institutional Collaborations in Science, Ivan Chompalov and Wesley Shrum, Louisiana State U, USA
  • Sociologists Wanted, Joan Warnow-Blewett, American Institute of Physics, USA
  • Scientific Opportunities and the Structure of Multi-Institutional Collaborations, Joel Genuth, American Institute of Physics, USA

Panel 6 - Discipline Formation and Professionalization - Regency Room. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Professional Presence: Edison in the Technical Press, Charles Bazerman, Uof California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Significant Scientists: Contributions of Individuals to the Scientific Process, Shelley A. Myer, Rutgers U, USA
  • An Analysis of the Development of Archaeological Tree-Ring Dating 1920-1945, Stephen E. Nash, U of Arizona, USA
  • Social Sciences on the Periphery: The Emergence and Development of Economics and Sociology in Uruguay. Adriana Barreiro Diaz, Lea Velho, State U of Campinas, Brazil
  • Engine Philosophy, Engineering Cultures, and the Beginning of Technoscience." Patrick Carroll, USA

Panel 7 - Representation and Education - Orpheum Room. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Bringing It All Back Home: The Implications of Recent Science and Technology Studies for the Classroom Science Teacher, Trevor Pinch, Shelley Costa, and Tom Hughes, Cornell U, USA
  • An Anthropology of Graphing: Use of Graphical Representations in High School Texts and Professional Ecology Journals, Wolff-Michael Roth, Michelle K. McGinn and G. Michael Bowen, U of Victoria, Canada
  • On Becoming a Biologically Literate Citizen: Trajectories of Competence from Elementary School to Professional Practice, G. Micahel Bowen and Wolff-Michael Roth, U of Victoria, Canada
  • Classroom Implications of Science and Technology Studies, Michelle K. McGinn, and Wolff-Michael Roth, U of Victoria, Canada

Panel 8 - Invention and Application - Empire West. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Invention as a Tool of African-American Social and Technical Development, Rayvon FouchŽ, Washington U, USA
  • From Ethno to Jethro: Black Noise, White Trash, and Appropriating Technology, Ron Eglash, Ohio State U, USA
  • Punk Rock and 'Do It Yourself' Technology, Christopher O'Brien, RPI, USA
  • Computer Network Acceptance by Novice Users in an Inner City Community, Rosemary Onyejekwe, Ohio State U, USA

Panel 9 - Patterns of Inventions - Broadhurst Room. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Creating a Sustainable Tomorrow: Environmental Intelligence as Network-Building, Michael E. Gorman, Matthew M. Mehalik, U of Virginia, USA
  • Brazil, 1833: Photography Was Invented by Hercules Florence. Was He A Genius?, Rosana Horio, LŽa Velho, Silvia Figueiroa, State U of Campinas, Brazil
  • Social Aspects of Innovative Activities in Ukraine, Alexandr A. Tkachenko, U of Kiev, UA

Panel 10 - Rambles and Brambles - Tambo Room. Organizers: W. Bauchspies, E. Shea.

  • The Nature of the Subject In Science Studies, Janet Rachel, U of East London, UK
  • What Could Be More Natural? Genetics Rhetoric in the Popular Press, Elizabeth P. Shea, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
  • Stress in the Book of Nature: The Supplemental Logic of Galileo's Copernicanism, Mario Biagioli, Harvard U, USA
  • Science as Stranger and the Worship of the Word, Wenda Bauchspies, RPI, USA

Panel 11 - Recent Advances in Psychology in Science Studies - Forum Room. C. Martin Allwood and J. Barmark, Organizers.

  • Research Problems in the Research Process as Viewed by Senior Researchers, Carl Martin Allwood, Gšteborg U, Sweden
  • Some Psychological and Meta-Theoretical Aspects of the Process of Problem Generation in the Research Process, Jan BŠrmark, Gšteborg U, Sweden
  • Social Studies of the Arts and Humanities: Empirical Studies of Research Conditions and Performance, Sven Hemlin, Gšteborg U, Sweden
  • Research Apprenticeship, Steinar Kvale, Aarhus U, Sweden1530 - 1600 Break - Empire Ballroom Foyer1545 - 1600 Load Buses To Trip To UA Campus

1630 - 1830 Session 2 - At Arizona State Museum on UA Campus

Panel 1 - Knowledge and Economic Development - TBA

1830 Refreshments/Campus Tours (Free) - TBA

1930 The Sounds of Plasma Physics. Kinsella and Carius. Flandrau Planetarium (location still tentative).

2045 Buses depart Holiday Inn

2115 Last bus to Holiday Inn


0730 AM Breakfast Meeting TBA for Council or Committees - Tambo Room

0830 - 1000 SESSION 3

Panel 1 - Power and Perspective Gender in Graduate Education in Science, Engineering, and Math - Embassy Room Subramaniam, Organizer/Chair.

  • Banu Subramaniam, U of Arizona, USA
  • Mary Wyer, North Carolina U, USA
  • Laura Briggs, Brown U/U of Arizona, USA

Panel 2 - Teachers' Practices, Technology and Policy, Patio Room. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Teachers Methodologies and Implementations of Technology, William S. Bradley, Ryukoku U, Japan
  • The Everyday Mathematics of Two Teachers, Michelle K. McGinn, Simon Fraser U, Canada
  • Oppositional & Contradictory Rationales: Education Implementation of Advanced Computer, Networking, and Multimedia Technologies, Suzanne K. Damarin, Ohio State U, USA

Panel 3 - Technology Assessments in Comparative Perspective - Regency Room

  • Technology Assessments and Comparative Perspective, Norman Vig, Carleton U,
  • Canada. Panelists TBA.

Panel 4 - Consequences of a Competitiveness S & T Policy - Empire East. Archerd and Slaughter, Organizers.

  • Science and Technology Policy in a Global Economy, Cynthia Archerd and Sheila Slaughter, U of Arizona, USA
  • Centers, Institutes and Departments: Advantages and Disadvantages of Being Close to the Market, Gary Rhoades U of Arizona, USA
  • Industrial Scientists and New Research Cultures, Roli Varma, Russell Sage College, USA

Panel 5 - Illness and Treatment Construction - I - Empire Central. Chair/Discussant, TBA.

  • The Treatment of Otitis Media in an Environment of Indecisive Information, Simone Taubenberger, U of Arizona, USA
  • Negotiating Patient Management of Asthma: A Report of Ethnographic Findings, David Van Sickle, U of Arizona, USA
  • Changing Relationships in Biomedicine and End-of-Line Care, Carolyn M. Smith, U of Arizona, USA

Panel 6 - Knowledge Systems: Reconstruction and Resistance - Orpheum Room. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Maps and Encounters Between Knowledge Traditions, A Critical Examination of Cartographic Resistance, David Turnbull, Deakin U, Australia
  • Biological Reconstructions of the 'Third World': The Case of Equatorial Africa, David Ayers Eaton, U of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Knowing The World, Knowing the Self: The Construction of Fulani Science, Andrew J. Gordon, U of South Carolina, USA

Panel 7 - Technological Systems: Contingency and Structures - Broadhurst Room. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Civil Systems in the 1990s: the First Time as Tragedy, The Second as -- Intelligent Transportation Systems, Hans K. Klein, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Constructing Technology: Managing Social Contingencies, Eamonn Molloy, Lancaster U, UK
  • Norms, Networks, and Trails, Adrian Cussins, Cornell U, USA

Panel 8 - Conversations with the Author -- Donna Haraway. Empire West. M. De Laet, D. Haraway, Organizers. Discussants TBA.

Panel 9 - Modelling and Knowledge Production - Plaza East and West

  • Global Solution, Local Problems: Issues of constraints and Flexibility in the Local Use of "Standard" Molecular Modeling Systems, Eric Francoeur, McGill U, Canada
  • SiSiFOS: Simulating Science Studies on the Internal Formation and Organization of Science. Petra Arhweiler, Bielefeld, Germany.
  • Observation, Neural Networks and Human Agency, Hans Radder, Vrije U, The Netherlands

Panel 10 - Metaphors and Discourse I - Tambo Room, S. Maasen, Organizer

  • Metaphors - Media of (ex)Change in Societal Discourses, Sabine Maasen, Max-Planck Institute, Germany
  • Metaphor and Scientific Change: From Representation to Performative Understandings of Metaphor and Scientific Practice. James Bono, SUNY Buffalo, USA
  • The Geographics of Science and Technology: An Exploration of Convergences, Janet-Atkinson-Grosjean, U of British Columbia, Canada

Panel 11 - Materials, Practices and Appropriate Politics: Putting Theory To Work in Designing Technology I - Forum Room. M. Berg, Organizer.

  • The Practical Logic of Computer Work, Philip Agre, UCSD, USA
  • Technology, Design, and the Politics of Space, Ina Wagner, Technical U of Vienna, Austria
  • The Politics of Survival and Learning: Negotiating the Model Cabin as a Boundary Object in a Customized Mass Production Setting, Yrjo Engestrom,U of California, San Diego, USA

1000 - 1030 Break - Empire Ballroom Foyer

1030 - 1200 SESSION 4

Panel 1 - Technology Transfer: Academics and Industry - Empire East. T. Campbell and S. Slaughter, Organizers.

  • The Production and Transfer of Knowledge from Academe to Industry: An Investigation of Emerging Challenges, Teresa Isabelle Daza Campbell, U of Arizona, USA
  • Toward Resolving Ambiguities in University-Industry Relationships: Faculty and Administrators Voice Their Convictions, Teresa Isabelle Daza Campbell and Sheila Slaughter, U of Arizona, USA
  • Department Effects of Academic-Industry Relationships, Karen Seashore Louis, Melissa S. Anderson, and Eric Campbell, U of Minnesota, USA
  • Faculty Attitudes and Perceptions About Technology Transfer, Steven Stralser, U of Michigan, USA

Panel 2 - Illness & Treatment Construction II - Empire Central. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Our Environment, Ourselves: Hormone Disrupters and the Fragile Fetus, Monica J. Casper and Vivian a. Christensen, U of California, Santa Cruz, USA
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: The Social and Cultural Articulation of an Illness, Jason Todd Congdon, RPI, USA
  • I Take My Brain Out and Put This Little Tablet Inside Instead: Stigmatization of Ritalin and its Effects on Patient Adherence. Elizabeth England-Kennedy, U of Arizona, USA

Panel 3 - Moral Standings of Science - Embassy Room. Chair/Discussant TBA.

Science, Market and State: Three Paths from Moral Responsibility, Lawrence Busch, Michigan State U, USA

  • Rising from the Ashes: Totalitarian Science after Totalitarianism, Alfred Nordmann, U of South Carolina, USA
  • Action of Knowledge: Questions of Locational Fairness, Anoop Chandola, U of Arizona

Panel 4 - Research Programs - Assessment and Evaluation - I - Patio Room. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • The Case of the Post-Evaluation of the Dutch Sensor Technology Programme (1992-1997), Frans C.H.D. van de Beemt, Technology Foundation, The Netherlands
  • An Experiment with Expert Panel Review of a Technology Program: Peer Review, Gretchen B. Jordan, John C. Mortensen, Sandia National Labs, USA
  • Performance Assessment of the International Research Programs: The Case of Mexico, M. Bonilla-Marin, C. Gonzalez-Brambila and S. Ortega-Salazar, Mexican National Council for Science and Technology, Mexico
  • Two Recent Studies of the Engineering Research Centers (ERC) Program: The Interaction of Industry with ERCs, Linda E. Parker, NSF, USA

Panel 5 - When is A(n) ... not A(n) ...? -- Regency Room Discussant/Chair TBA.

  • (Re)configuring 'Ecosystems' in Transnational contexts, Luis A. Vivanco, Princeton U, USA
  • The Golden Bandicoot Ethnoscience and Co-operative Research in Northeast Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia, Jonathan Wearne, U of Melbourne, Australia
  • To Bean or Not to Bean? The Ironic Political Economy of Vanilla Production, Jennifer Croissant and Kyle Ackerman, U of Arizona, USA
  • "Where the Wild Things Are: American Dream Research as a Laboratory Science: 1953-1967" Kenton Kroker, University of Toronto.

Panel 6 - Dimensions of Identity in Science - Broadhurst Room. Discussant/Chair TBA

  • A Black Man and Blue-Babies: Invisible Work in the Creation of Cardiovascular Surgery, Stefan Timmerman, Brandeis U, USA
  • The Personal is Scientific: Expanding Actor-Network Analyses to Accommodate Marginalized Social Scientists, Laurel D. Graham, U of South Florida, USA
  • Interdisciplinarity and Identity: Using Social Identity Theory to Understand Integrated Climate Change Research, Jill Lazenby, U of Toronto, Canada

Panel 7 - Ideas and Ideology in Technological Systems - Orpheum Room. Discussant/Chair TBA.

  • Virtual Capabilities, Russell Mills, Vermont Technical College, USA
  • Privacy in a Digital World: How Technological Beliefs Influence Our Conception of Privacy, Patrick Feng, RPI, USA
  • The Inevitability of Constructing Web Newspapers: Metaphors and Propositions in the Rhetoric of Technological Determinism, Pablo J. Boczkowski, Cornell U, USA

Panel 8 - Models as Mediators - I - Tambo Room. S. Sismondo, Organizer.

  • Why Models? Sergio Sismondo, Queen's University, Canada
  • Multiplex and Unfolding: Computer Simulation in Particle Physics, Martina Merz, CERN,
  • An Epistemology of Calculation? Simulation and a Revised Relationship Between Theory and Data, Eric Winsberg, Indiana U, USA
  • Experimenting on Theories, Deb Dowling, U of Melbourne, Australia

Panel 9 -Metaphors and the Dynamics of Knowledge I -- Plaza East and West. Peter Weingart, Sabine Maasen, Organizers.

  • The Power and Peril of the Information Metaphor, Lily Kay, MIT, USA
  • Metaphor and the Limits of Language, Henry Krips, U Pittsburgh, USA
  • The Order of Meaning: the Career of Chaos as a Metaphor, Peter Weingart, U of Bielefeld, Germany

Panel 10 - Materials, Practices and Appropriate Politics - II - Forum Room

  • Human/Machine Interventions, Lucy Suchman, Xerox Corp, USA
  • Information Infrastructures and Standardization Ideologies, Ole Hanseth, Norsk Regnesentral, Norway
  • Chains of Custody: Keeping the Demons at Bay, Michael Lynch & Ruth McNally, Brunel University, UK
  • Things Perceived as Real Are Real in Their Consequences, Susan Leigh Star, U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

Panel 11 -- Roundtable Discussion: Peer Review and Publication in STS -- Empire West

  • Edward Hackett, National Science Foundation, USA
  • Olga Amsterdamska, U of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • David Edge, Edinburgh, Scotland

1200 - 1330 Lunch - Empire West (Brown Bag Lunch)

Various interest groups will have the chance to informally form and meet during this time. You may order a lunch in advance, but participation in the interest group meetings does not require purchasing a lunch.

Groups meeting: Feminist Caucus

Others TBA

1330 - 1530 SESSION 5

Panel 1 - Models as Mediators II: Cases from Economics - Tambo Room. Sergio Sismondo, Organizer.

  • Built-In Justification, Marcel Boumans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Economic Models and Economic Policy: Theory, Choice or Moral Choice?, Robert Evans, Newcastle, UK
  • Mathematical Modelling as Empirical Research: Rhetoric and Experiment in Economics, Daniel Breslau, U of Tel Aviv, Israel
  • The Emergence of Modelling Practice and the Depillarization of Planning in The Netherlands, 1920-1995, Adrienne van den Bogaard, The Netherlands

Panel 2 -Conversations with the Author: A. Gross and W. Keith on "The Rhetoric of Science." - Embassy Room. Chair/Commentator: James Collier.

  • The Historical Perspective: Mario Biagioli, Harvard U, USA
  • The Sociological Perspective: Trevor Pinch, Cornell U, USA
  • The Rhetorical Perspective, Carol Berkenkotter, Michigan Technological U, USA

Panel 3 - Controversy and Policy - Orpheum Room. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Serviceable Truths: An Evaluation of Three Strategies, David H. Guston, Rutger U, USA
  • Public Controversies Over Science: Towards a Cultural Constructivist Analysis, Rob Hagendijk, U of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Paradigms, Objectivity, Neutrality and Science: a Political Interpretation, Stephen Turner, U of South Florida, USA
  • The Policy and Politics of Alternative Food Programs in Brazil, A Controversy Analysis, LŽa Velho and Paulo Velho, State U of Campinas, Brazil

Panel 4 - Scientific Selves - Regency Room. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Learning To Be a Natural Scientist Through Self-Similarity in Local Spaces of Knowledge, Cathrine Hasse, Institute of Anthropology, Denmark
  • Aesthetics, Habitus, and the Formation of a Scientific Self, Michael Ling and David Boote, Simon Fraser U, Canada
  • School Architecture, Artifacts, and the Formation of a Scientific Self, David Boote and Michael Ling, Simon Fraser U, Canada
  • Making Policy for Making Selves in Science and Engineering: From Sputnik to Global Competition. Juan Lucena, Embry-Riddle University, USA

Panel 5 - Heterogeneity and Interdisciplinarity - Empire East. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Establishing and Managing Collaborations, Gordon Abra, U of Arizona, USA
  • Patterns of Interdisciplinarity, Peter van den Besselaar, U of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Trust, Control, Competition: Contradictions in a "Mode 2" Laboratory, Jason D. Smith, U of Arizona, USA
  • Sites and Boundaries: Location and Process in the Production of Knowledge, Benoit Godin, INRS, Canada

Panel 6 - Biodiversity, Race and Reproduction - Empire Central. C. Cussins, Organizer.

  • Confessions of Bioterrorist, Charis Cussins, Cornell U, USA
  • Marketing Medicinals, Corinne Hayden, U of California, Santa Cruz, USA
  • Primate Boundaries and Reproductive Technologies, Angela Lintz, U of California, San Diego, USA
  • Imperial Environmentalism or Environmental Imperialism? S. Ravi Rajan, Max Planck Institute, Germany
  • Reconstructing Race and Diversity, Jenny Reardon, Cornell U, USA

Panel 7 - At Work in the Museum - Plaza East and West. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Representing Sustainability: Issues of Agency, Participation and Research in a Demonstrator Project, Nick Hunt, U of Lancaster, UK
  • The Museum Life world of Aristocratic Entomology, Daniel Alexandrove, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Constructing the Field: Translation and Representation in Natural History Museum Research and Exhibition, Steven W. Allison-Bunnell, Independent Scholar, USA
  • Balancing Acts: Science, Enola Gay and History Wars at the Smithsonian, Thomas F. Gieryn, Institute for Advanced Study, USA

Panel 8 - Research Programs: Research and Assessment - II - Patio Room. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • The Dutch National Research Program on Desiccation: General Knowledge for Local Users, Aiming Too High?, J.L.M. Boogerd and Annelie Boogerd, U of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • R&D Value Mapping: A Case Study-Based Method for Assessing Impacts of Government-Sponsored Research and Technology Development Projects, Barry Bozeman, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Discipline Boundaries in the Sciences and Social Sciences: Recent Theory and Australian Data, Paul Bourke and Linda Butler, Australian National U, Australia

Panel 9 - Dimensions of Identity in Science - II - Broadhurst Room. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • The Science and Politics of Moon Sighting: Case Study of a Muslim Controversy, Ahmed Bouzid, Unisys, USA
  • Women in Computer Science: Contradictory Stories, Multiple Selves, Linda Condron, Ohio State U, USA
  • Knowing in Action, Martha Vanderwolk, Norwich College, Vermont, USA
  • Archaeology of Technoscientific Language in the Discourse of a Muslim Engineer/Politician, Mazyar Lotfalian, MIT, USA

Panel 10 - Materials, Practices and Appropriate Policies - III - Forum Room

  • Classification Systems as Political Technology, Geof Bowker, U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Documentation as Performance, Mike Robinson, U of Jyvaskyla, Finland
  • What Use for Social Theory in Designing Technology, Marc Berg, Maastricht U, The Netherlands
  • Discussion: Wiebe Bjiker, Paul Edwards.

1530 - 1600 Break - Empire Ballroom Foyer

1600 - 1800 Session 6 ( Plenary) - Empire Central and West

Knowledgescapes: Modes of Global Interconnection

K. Knorr-Cetina, R. Stichweh, T. Porter, S. Shapin,

D. Haraway

1815 - 1900 4S General Business Meeting- Patio Room

1900 Cash Bar Reception- Empire Ballroom Foyer

1930 Banquet - Empire Ballroom


0730 -0 8:00 Social Studies of Science Editorial Team Meeting - Montclair Room, david Edge, Organizer.

0830 - 10:00 SESSION 7

Panel 1 - Designing Engineers - Embassy Room. Juan Lucena, Organizer.

  • Changes in Engineering Education and Opportunities to Integrate STS into Engineering Design, Jeffrey L. Newcomer, U of Wisconsin-Platteville, USA
  • Engineering Education Accreditation Criteria 2000, Art Frickie. RPI, USA
  • Reforming Engineering Education: Design at the Center. John Schumacher, et al. RPI, USA

Panel 2 - New Careers, New Norms - Regency Room. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Framing Scientific Careers: Biotechnology as Legitimate Science, Laurel Smith-Doerr, U of Arizona, USA
  • Biographies and Biotechnologies, Mark Jones, U of California, San Diego, USA
  • Little Science and Survival: Cultural Consequences of Doing Research Under
  • Pressure in Small Biotech Firms, Constance Perin, MIT, USA

Panel 3 - Con(tra)ceptions - Patio Room. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Risk and Gender: Male Infertility and the Politics of Reproductive Technologies, Marta Kirejczyk, U of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Out of the Caribbean: Avoiding Issues of the Safety of "The Pill", Laura Briggs, U of Arizona, USA
  • Scientists as Cultural Entrepreneurs, Nelly Oudshoorn, U of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Representing Users' Bodies in the Development of Immunological Contraceptives, Jessika van Kammen, U of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Panel 4 -- Social Power and S&T in Education--I Empire East

  • Educational Technology and the National Information Infrastructure: A Critical/Ironic Map of Policy Pasts and Presents, Sousan Arafeh, U of Wisconsin- Madison, USA
  • Science Education and the Politics of Poverty, Angela Calabreses Barton, Columbia U, USA
  • New Technologies and the Cultures of Primary Schooling: Theorizing Teachers as Luddites In/Deed, Mary Bryson, U of British Columbia, Canada; Suzanne de Castell, Simon Fraser U, Canada

Panel 5 - Transnational Policy and Regulation - Orpheum Room

  • Supranational Regulation .. National Science .. Local Practice: Drug Regulation, Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Care in Europe, Arthur Daemmrich, Cornell U, USA
  • The European 'Experiment' in Developing Transnational S&T, Erkki Kaukonen, U of Tampere, Finland
  • New Knowledge Areas and the Relevance of Evaluation, John Hultberg and Tomas Hellstršm, U of Gothenburg, Sweden

Panel 6 - EthnoScience in Action - Plaza East and West. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Economies of Scientific Knowledge, David C. Breeden, U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Nurturing a Sense of Place: The Role of Ethnobiology in Environmental Education, Janice Rosenberg, U of Arizona, USA
  • Back to Our Roots: Toward an Integration of Traditional and Modern Agricultural Knowledge, Hector E. Flores, Penn State U, USA

Panel 7 - Cars and Communities - Broadhurst Room. Chair/Discussant TBA

  • A Theoretical Analysis of the Importance of Pedestrian Technology to the Creation of Community, David Levinger, RPI, USA and Loren Demarath, Centenary, USA.
  • The Social Shaping of Urban Technologies: Re-Configuring for Electrical Infrastructure for the Sustainable City, Robert Evans, Simon Guy and Simon Marvin, U of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • Car Industry, Technology and Society: A Case of Mutual Containment (1950-90), Joop Schopman, U of Innsbruck, Austria

Panel 8 - Modes of Reflexivity - Tambo Room. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Doing Anthropology from Deep Within: Methodological Reflections of Two Observer-Actors, Ahmed Bouzid, Unisys, USA
  • Reflexivity (W)Righted - Some Comments on a Recurrent Theme in STS, Roger S. Slack, U of Edinburgh, UK
  • Writing Science: On the Ethical Basis of Narrative Production in Science Studies, Raymond June, U of California, Berkeley, USA

Panel 9 - Health Philosophy and Policy - Empire Central. Chair/Discussant TBA.

  • Deviant Life: Toward a Political Philosophy of Biology, Jason Scott Robert, McMaster U, Canada
  • The Policy Context of Health-Related Genetic Information Gathering, William Leeming, York U, Canada
  • Instrumentally Conditioned Health Care Needs: the Case of In Vitro Fertilization, Kenneth Meiklejohn U of Toronto, Canada

Panel 10 - Roundtable Discussion: Re-Siting the Text and Field in Cultural Studies of Science and Medicine - Empire West. Deborah Heath, Lewis and Clark, USA, Chair. R. Reid, UCSD, USA, Organizer. Richard Doyle, Penn State, USA. Constance Penley, Women's Studies and Film, UCSB.

Panel 11 -Economies of Science and Collaborations- Forum Room. Discussant/Chair TBA.

  • Social Aspects of Learning and Innovation in Responsive Organisations, Lars Fuglsang, Roskilde U, Denmark
  • Researchers and Laboratories in the <New Economics of Science>, Pierre-Benoit Joly, U Pierre Mendes, France
  • The University in Ruins?: Collaboration and Identity in Industrial-Academic Discourse, Geoff Cooper, U of Surrey, UK

1000 - 1030 Break - Empire Ballroom Foyer

1030 - 1200 Session 8

Panel 1 - Social Power and S&T in Education II - Empire East.

  • Science and Technology Studies & The Field of Education, David Shutkin, Ohio State U, USA; Hank Bromley, SUNY Buffalo, USA
  • Rethinking Science Education through the Filter of Cultural Studies, Matthew Weinstein, Macalester College, Canada

Panel 2 - Roundtable: On-Line Ethics - Embassy Room. Susan Leigh Star, University of Illinois, Facilitator.

Panel 3 - Quantification in Science Studies - Regency Room. Discussant/Chair, TBA.

  • Theories of Citation, Loet Leydesdorff, U of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • The Effects of Incentives and Constraints on the Behavior of Scientists, Art Diamond, U of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
  • Mapping Change and Stability in the International and the National Research Fronts: A Science Policy Analysis of the Social and Behavioral Science, Anton J. Nederhof and Erik van Wijk, U of Leiden, The Netherlands

Panel 4 - Psychoanalytic Knowledge - Orpheum Room. Discussant/Chair TBA.

  • Medical Efficacy and the Third Revolution in Psychiatry, Josh Dunsby, U of California, San Diego, USA
  • Influence Across Professional Worlds: Diagnostic Nosology as Genre and Boundary Object, Carol Berkenkotter and Doris Ravotas, Michigan Technological U, USA
  • The Social Construction of The Psychoanalytic Knowledge: The Analytic Situation and the Analytic Process, Siamak Movahedi, U of Massachusetts, USA

Panel 5 - Research Ecology - Broadhurst Room. Discussant/Chair, TBA.

  • Constructing A New Research Agenda in a Research Group, Eveliina Saari, U of Mexico; Reijo Miettinen, U of Helsinki, Finland
  • Bending, Shaking and Breaking: Earthquake Engineering and the "Ecology" of Testing, Benjamin Sims, U of California, San Diego, USA
  • Co-ordinating Big Experiments in High Energy Physics, Cornelis Disco, U of Twente, The Netherlands
  • The Singular Construction of High Energy Physics, Greg Wallenborn, U Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Panel 6 - Global Warming I - Empire Central. Organizers, P. Edwards and C. Miller.

  • Scientific Internationalism and the Global Atmosphere, 1945-1957, Paul Edwards, Stanford U, USA; Clark Miller, Harvard U, USA
  • Weather and Climate Modification: Operational Use Versus Fundamental Research in the 1960s, Chunglin Kwa, U of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Climate Science in International Politics: 1970-1996, Clark Miller, Harvard U, USA

Panel 7 - Undermining Expertise - Tambo Room. Douglas Taylor, Organizer.

  • The Institutionalization of Alternative Expertise: The EPA's Office of Environmental Equity, Amy Crumpton.
  • The Virginia Resource commission and the Role of Science: The Case of the Virginia Oyster, Charlotte Webb, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Reforestation in Africa: Slapping the World's Bank Hand, William O'Brien
  • Disturbing Urban Geographies: Space and Nature in Chicago, Douglas Taylor, DePaul U, USA

Panel 8 - Confounding the Boundaries I - Empire West. Susan Newman, Organizer

  • Adventures in Knowledge Engineering: Teaching Cultural Studies to Science and Engineering Students, Anne Balsamo, Georgia Technical U, USA
  • Learning Science and Math as Organizing Language Games, Yasuko Kawatoko, Daito Bunka, U, Japan.
  • An Ethnographic Investigation of Visual Display and the Expository Imperative in Chemistry, Christopher Ritter, U of California, Berkeley, USA
  • The Fashioning of Selves in Engineering Education, Gary Downey, Virginia Tech U, USA
  • Toward an Amodern Research Ethics: (Re) Conceiving and Teaching Ethics in Technoscience, Michael Flower, Portland State U, USA

Panel 9 -- Biomedical Practices and Platforms: Patio Room. Discussant/Chair TBA.

  • Transcending Location, Catharina Landstršm, Gothenburg U, Sweden
  • Biomedical Platforms, Peter Keating, UQAM, Canada; Alberto Cambrosio, McGill U, Canada
  • The Laboratory and the Field: Bacteriology and Epidemiology in the Wake of the 1918/19 Influenza Epidemic, Olga Amsterdamska, U of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Permutations of Things: Substitution and the Power of Drugs, Gomart Emilie,CSI, France
  • Cultures in Bioinformatics. Joan Fujimura, Stanford, USA.

Panel 10 - Technology Studies and Social Learning - Plaza East and West

  • What Did We Learn in the Social Experiments?, Birgit Jaeger, Institute of Local Government Studies, Denmark
  • Fishing for Fun and Profit: Norway Domesticates Multimedia, Jarle Brosveet and Knut H. Soerensen, Norwegian U of Science & Technology, Norway
  • Some Digi-tales from the Netherlands: The User in Multimedia Experiments, Harro van Lente, U of Maastricht, The Netherlands

Panel 11 - Conversations with the Author -The Fleck Prize Winner, 1997 -- Forum Room

1200 -1330 Lunch. You may purchase brown-bag lunches in advance.

(1) Roundtable Discussion: STS as Home and STS as Work: How Location Affects the Doing of STS, (Location TBA). M. Jacob and S. Raman, Organizers.

(2) ST&HV Publications Committee - Montclair Room

1330 - 1530 SESSION 9

Panel 1 - Confounding the Boundaries II - Empire West. S. Newman, Organizer.

  • Telewitnessing: Elementary Spectacles of Science Education, Doug Macbeth, Ohio State U, USA; Michael Lynch, Brunel U, USA
  • Initiation and practice: Things, Meanings, and Scales in Ecosocial Networks, J.L. Lemke, City University of New York, USA
  • Kids and Simulation Games: Subject Formation Through Human-Machine Interaction, Mizuko Ito, Stanford U, USA
  • Discursive Practice as Competence in software Engineering, Susan Newman, U of California, Berkeley, USA

Panel 2 - Global Warming II - Empire Central

  • Underdetermination, Structural Escalation, and the Reliability of Scientific Models, Steve Norton and Frederick Supper, U of Maryland, USA
  • Greenhouse Ethics: Science, Nature, and Global Inequality, Dale Jamieson, Carleton College, Canada
  • Controversy in the United States Over Detection and Attribution of a Human Influence on the Global Climate, Myanna Lahsen, Rice U, USA
  • Climate Change Policy and Research in Brazil, Mark Lutes,
  • Climate Change, Global Research Consortia, Media Hype and the Political Agenda, Peter Weingart, U of Bielefeld, Germany

Panel 3 - Images of the Nuclear Age - Embassy Room. Raphael Sassower, Organizer.

  • The Veil of Tranquility: New Development at Los Alamos, Greg Mello, Los Alamos Reading Group, USA
  • Self Policing: The Los Alamos Scientists, Then and Now, Los Alamos Reading Group, USA
  • Visualizing Nuclear Terror, Beatrice Aaronson, Columbia Int. U, USA
  • The Nuclear Threat: Ethics and Responsibility, Raphael Sassower, U of Colorado, USA

Panel 4 - Patient Association and Genetic Diseases - Empire East. Treindl, Callon, and Rabeharisoa, Organizers.

  • Mediatizing Genetic Diseases, Soliciting the Public: The Construction of the French Telethon, Dominique Cardon, CNET, France
  • Why Do Patients Share Their Pain, Their Experiences, and Their Hope: The Case of Two Patient Groups At The French Muscular Dystrophy Association, Vololona Rabeharisoa, CSI, France
  • Between the Market and the State: The French Muscular Dystrophy Associations and the Making of Science and Expertise, M. Callon and Rabeharisoa, CSI, France
  • An Association in Crisis: The Relationship Between Professionals and Lay-People at the French Cystic Fibrosis Association, Robert Triendl, CSI, France
  • The Quest for the Cure: Advocacy Groups and the Politics of Molecular Research in the USA, Alan Stockdale, Stanford U, USA

Panel 5 - Organization, Culture and Context - Patio Room. Discussant/Chair TBA

  • Creating the Science: the Case of Atmospheric Science, Patricia A. Taylor, U of Wyoming, Laramie, USA
  • The Organization as a Barrier to Research Understanding in Studies of Science and Technology, Diane Vaughan, Institute for Advanced Study, USA
  • Space Stories: Oral Histories From The Pioneers of the American Space Program, Robbie E. Davis-Floyd, U of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Wartime Los Alamos as Moral Narrative: Place, Community and Charisma, Charles Thorpe, U of California, San Diego, USA

Panel 6 - Bodies - Regency Room. Discussant/Chair, TBA.

  • Heterotopic Homeplaces: Embodied Spaces, Cyborg Bodies and AIDS in Late Capitalists USA, Fernando F. Ona, U of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Ingredient for Life and "Hazardous Waste Material": Semen and the Production of Technological solutions, Lisa Jean Moore, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, USA
  • "Hermaphrodites with Attitude" and "Chicks with Dicks": Transgender Activists Challenge Sexologists' Theories of Gender and Technologies of Sex, Mary Brown Parlee, MIT, USA
  • The Bodybuilder's Pharmacy. Jen Croissant, U of Arizona, USA

Panel 7 - Science Outside the Citadel I - Plaza East & West. Steven Breyman, David Hess, Organizers.

  • Stories of Ties and Strategies in a Public Arena: Reporters and Sources in the Food Irradiation Controversy, Toby A. Ten Eyck, Louisiana State U, USA
  • A Matter of Survival: the Hybrid Culture of Cold Fusion Research, Bart Simon, U of California, San Diego, USA
  • Science, Local Knowledge, and Community, John A. Schumacher, RPI, USA.
  • The Landscape of Genescapes: Surveying Shifting Understandings of Agriculture in France. Chaia Heller, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Panel 8 - Transnational Meets Ethnoscience - Orpheum Room. Chair/Discussant, TBA.

  • In Search of an Epistemology for Third World People's Science Movements: Rethinking the "Ethno" of Ethnoscience, Meera Nanda, RPI, USA
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Global Markets: Who Benefits, and At Whose Cost?, N. Raghuram, Ber Sarai, India
  • Transnational S&T Vs. Self Reliance: the Indian Experience in Vacines, Y. Madhavi, NPL Campus, India
  • China's "Open Door" Policy: Investigating the Link Between Technology Transfer and Western Progress, Randy Chafy, Northern Telecom, CanadaPanel 9 - The Brain-Hand Thesis: Edgar Zilsel, Revisited - Tambo Room. Krohn and Raven, Organizers.
  • The Historical Development of the Brain and Hand Thesis, R. Hadden, St. Mary's U, Canada
  • Zilsel and the Sociology of Knowledge, S. Shapin, U of California, San Diego, USA
  • Zilsel and the Feminist Critique of Science, C. Merchant, U of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Zilsel on Cooperation and Progress, R.-M. Sargent, Merriack College, USA
  • Craftsmanship, Arts, and Science - The Case of Renaissance Architecture, W. Krohn, Bielefeld U, Germany
  • Zilsel and the Western Religious Origins of Theoretical Knowledge, D. Raven, Utrecht U, The Netherlands

Panel 10 - Making IT Work - Broadhurst Room. Chair/Discussant, TBA.

  • Bits, Bytes, and Big Iron: Structuring Knowledge in Electronic Data Processing,1955 to 1970, Eric S. Boyles, U of Minnesota, USA
  • Surfaces of Emergence In CSCW Design, Lorna Heaton, U de Montreal, Canada
  • On Eliciting Knowledge in Design practice: Artefacts, Engineers, Users and Their Interactions, Carole Cohen and Vivien Walsh, Manchester School of Management, UK
  • Culture in Computing: RAD Evangelism, Hugh Mackay, The Open U, UK; Tudhope and Paul Beynon-Davies, U of Glamorgan, UK

1530 - 1600 Break - Empire Ballroom Foyer

1600 - 1800 SESSION 10

Panel 1 - Confounding the Boundaries III - Empire West

  • Learning Cutting Metal as Situated Practice, Naoki Ueno, National Institute for Educational Research, Japan
  • What Does STS Have to Say About Technoscientific Learning?, Reed Stevens, U of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Aligning Images of Competence in the Reproduction of Mathematical Practices, Across Schools and Workplaces, Rogers Hall, U of California, Berkeley, USA

Panel 2 - Science Outside the Citadel II - Plaza East and West. Breyman and Hess, Organizers.

  • Stories of Vernacular Science: The Apotheosis of Robert Stroud, the Birdman of Alcatraz, Katherine Pandora, U of Oklahoma, USA
  • Slight to Moderate Excess of Spontaneous Abortions Found: Epidemiology Meets Lived Experience In Toxically-contaminated Communities, Linda L. Layne, RPI, USA
  • Deep Ecological Science, Steve Breyman, RPI, USA

Panel 3 - Nuclear Systems and Public Trust - Embassy Room. Discussant/Chair TBA.

  • Negotiating Science, Literally: Scientists in Nuclear Arms Control Negotiations, Kai-Henrik Barth, U of Minnesota, USA
  • The Interaction Context of Science: the Case of Military Nuclear Waste Management, W.F. Lawless, Paine College, USA; Teresa Castelao, Grand Valley State U, USA
  • The Virtual Nuclear Weapons Laboratory, Hugh Gusterson, MIT, USA

Panel 4 - But I Looked It Up: Towards and Anthropology of Facts - Empire Central.

  • With: Joe Dumit, Marianne de Laet, Maarten Derksen, Kim Laughlin, Annemarie Mol. M. Callon, Discussant.

Panel 5 - Technology and Democracy - Empire East. David Hakken, Organizer.

  • With: Francis Sjersted, Andrew Feenberg, Susan Leigh Star, David Hakken, and Langdon Winner.

Panel 6 - When Professional Use Computers - Regency. Discussant/Chair, TBA.

  • Computer Networks, Academic Researchers and Scientific Practices: A Field Study, Luc Wilkin and Jacques Morian, U Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Data: Quantity or Relevance?, Vitoria Peres de Oliveira, URCA, Brazil
  • Architecture and Emergent CAD Technology, Christopher Koziol, Colorado State U, USA

Panel 7 - What Can Science Studies Learn from Sociology? - Tambor Room. Spear, Organizer.

  • With: Randall Collins, U of California, Riverside, USA, Ullca Segerstrale, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, Steven Ward, Western Connecticut State U, USA, Stefan Fuchs, University of Virginia. Joseph Spear, University of Virginia.

Panel 8 -Engineering Workforce Project - Orpheum Room. Linda Parker, Organizer..

  • Relationships Among Educational Pathways, Occupations, and Job Activities, Lawrence Burton, NSF, USA
  • Educational Pathways and Management Activities on the Job, Linda Parker, NSF, USA
  • Creative Activities Among Research Engineers, Carlos Kruytbosch: NSF, USA
  • Occupational Pattern Differences Between Engineers and Scientists, Susan Hill, NSF, USA
  • Foreign-born and Foreign-education Engineers, Mark Regets, NSF, USA

Panel 9 - Alternative and Indigenous - Broadhurst Room. Discussant/Chair, TBA.

  • Expanding Medical Horizons? The National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine, Mary Miles, Penn State U, USA
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Ethnosciences, Douglas Allchin, U of Texas at El Paso, USA
  • Tibetan Buddhist Medicine in the Perspective of Anthropology of Knowledge, Jan BŠrmark, Gšteborg U, Sweden
  • Varieties of Indigenous Psychologies, Carl Martin Allwood, Gšteborg U, Sweden

Panel 10 - Software and AI - Plaza East and West

  • Location and Process, Michelle K. McGinn, Simon Fraser U, Canada
  • The Specificity of Developmental Paths in Biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence, Christiane Gebhardt and Susanne Giesecke, U Jena, Politikwissenschaft.
  • Archetypes, Analogies, and Dangerous Things: Connecting Technological Knowledge with Technological Practice, Stuart Shapiro, U of British Columbia, Canada
  • The Costs of Being Certain: Deconstructing the Agent They Call AADCare, Sean Zdenek, Carnegie Mellon U, USA


0730 Committee Meeting Breakfast TBA- Montclair Room

0900 - 1100 SESSION 11

Panel 1 - Conversations with the Scholar: The Bernal Award - Empire East

Panel 2 - Values in On-Line Communication - Patio Room. V. Weil, Organizer.

  • Drafting a Code of Ethics On-Line: the IEEE/ACM Experience, Michael Davis and Vivian Weil, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  • Political Participation on the Internet: How Does It compare with Traditional Political Participation?, Bruce Biber, U of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Is Electronic Communication Transforming Graduate Education?, Marcel LaFollette, George Washington U, USA
  • Formulating Standards for On-line Research with Human Subjects. Susan Leigh Star, University of Illinois, USA
  • The Value of and Values in On-Line communication, Vivian Weill, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Panel 3 - Ecological Discourse - Embassy Room. Peter Taylor, Organizer.

  • Multicultural and Transnational Constructions of Alternative Environmental Expertises, Giovanna DiChiro, Rutgers U, USA
  • Nature, Myths, and Epistemes in Tropical Rainforest Politics, Susanna Hecht, UCLA, USA
  • What Can Agents Do? Recent Developments in commons Discourses, Peter Taylor, Rutgers U, USA
  • Women's Empowerment and Population Discourses in the United States, Saul Halfon, Cornell U, USA

Panel 4 - Identities and Boundaries - Regency Room. Discussant/Chair, TBA.

  • Identity Problems: Race and Genetics, Carol Shepherd McClain, U of California, San Francisco, USA
  • Baboonizing The Human - Humanizing The Baboon: the Case of Xenotransplantation, Gerald Wagner, U of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • The Hagahai Cell Line Patent Controversy: Natural Artifacts, Flexible DNA and Collective Property Rights, Janet Childerhose, U of Toronto, Canada

1115 Closing - Plenary - Empire Central and West

Another Banal Utterance: David Edge, Edinburgh, Scotland will preach a sermon on the Pursuit of Reason (with music, readings, and overheads) offering sharp and unexpected reminders of the realities of a faith we all implicitly share.
"...My education tells me NO.
But I am full to bursting with a rage
You'd find in textbooks. And it will not go."

1230 Post Conference Meetings TBA


SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN VALUES, the journal of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), seeks a new editor. The term would begin with the 1999 volume; the editorship has an official term of five years (renewable). The Publications Committee is planning to meet and consider applications at the 4S annual meeting this coming October. Indications of interest can be given to any member of the Committee by June 30, 1997; the Chair (Rachelle Hollander, Room 995, NSF, 4201 Wilson Blvd. Room 995, Arlington, VA 22230) must receive all materials in support of an application by September 5, 1997. ST&HV is the flagship journal of the society; it is published by Sage Periodicals Press; the current editor is Olga Amsterdamska, University of Amsterdam. The banner of the journal reads: "Science, Technology and Human Values is an international, multidisciplinary journal containing research and commentary on the development and dynamics of science and technology, including their involvement in politics, society, and culture. As the official journal of the Society for Social Studies of Science, [it] exists to foster the development of the field of science and technology studies." The editor of the Journal solicits manuscripts, arranges for their review, and makes final determination as to suitability for publication. Around 80 submissions are expected each year, and the success ratio is around 25%-30%. The editor also works with a group of contributing editors and an editorial advisory board of set terms, and is responsible for nominating replacements to the 4S Publications Committee. The editor reports on the status of the journal to the Publications Committee at the annual meetings each year. The ideal candidate is a person of stature in the field, with breadth and sensitivity to the alternate points of view within it, and with appropriate institutional support. For further information, contact the current editor, Olga Amsterdamska, at the University of Amsterdam [amsterdamska@chem.uva.nl] the president of 4S, Karin Knorr-Cetina, at Bielefeld University [knorr@post.uni-bielefeld.de], the secretary of the society, Wesley Shrum [sowesl@unix1.sncc.lsu.edu], or any member of the publications committee: Michel Callon [callon@csi.ensmp.fr], Rachelle Hollander [rholland@nsf.gov], Linda Layne [linda_layne@mts.rpi.edu], Michael Lynch [michael.lynch@brunel.ac.uk], Nelly Oudshoorn [n.e.j.oudshoorn@wmw.utwente.nl], Sal Restivo [restis@rpi.edu], or Judy Wajcman [judyw@coombs.anu.edu.au]



Seventh International Symposium in Society and Resource Management, University of Missouri-Columbia May 27-31, 1998, Preliminary Call for Sessions and Papers. The 7th Symposium will include paper and thematic sessions, panel and roundtable discussions, poster sessions, and film and video viewings. Proposal deadline: November 15, 1997. The Symposium will focus on the cultural and social dimensions of natural resource issues and management. A commitment to understanding the links between culture, environment, and society will be a guiding theme to conference activities. In addition, any presentations bringing social science perspectives to natural resource management are encouraged. topics of the 7th. Symposium will include: Cultural diversity and gender issues in natural resource management, The social and cultural dimensions of environmental conflicts , Natural resources and local communities, Social science perspectives on land use issues, Cultural and social impacts of environmental change, International issues in society and resource management, Environmental justice and environmental equity, Human dimensions of fisheries and wildlife management, Integrating the social and natural sciences in resource planning and protection, Linking natural resource protection and cultural conservation, Tourism, ecotourism, and agrotourism, The role of the social sciences in ecosystem management, Public participation in natural resource planning and programs, Environmental ethics, attitudes, and education, Biodiversity management, Recent trends in visitor and amenities resource management, For more information contact: Sandy Rikoon, Rural Sociology [ssrsjsr@muccmail.missouri.edu] Charles Nilon, Fisheries and Wildlife, [snrnilon@showme.missouri.edu] Bill Kurtz, Forestry [bill_kurtz@muccmail.missouri.edu] Neil Moisey, Parks, Recreation and Tourism [moisey@showme.missouri.edu]

CALLS FOR PAPERS FOR BOOK MANUSCRIPTS, Sociological Spectrum, the official journal of the Mid-South Sociological Association invites manuscripts for a special issue on "Women and Power: Arenas of Change." This issue will be dedicated to an examination of changing dimensions of power for women in the merging of the personal and social across varying personal and institutional arenas. Deadline for submission is July 15, 1997. For additional information contact: Harold J. Corzine, Chair Department of Sociology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816 1360; e-mail [hcorzine@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu] ; or Thomas C. Calhoun, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0324; e mail [tcalhoun@unlinfo.unl.edu] The Oryx Press, a publisher of high-quality reference books for high school, public, academic, and special libraries, is looking for one or more qualified individuals to write or edit (ie, assemble a group or team of contributors) a major reference work on women and science. Please contact: Henry Rasof, Senior Acquisitions Editor, 116 Monarch Street, Louisville, CO 80027; Tel. (303) 604-0277; Fax (303) 604-0301 e-mail [hrasof@plinet.com] More information on Oryx can be found at [http://www.oryxpress.com], but inquiries should be sent to one of the above numbers.

The Society for Applied Sociology 15th Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency, Oak Brook, Il, Theme: Bursting the Boundaries: New Theories and Methods in Applied Sociology. October 30-November 2, 1997. Contact Steve Steele, Acting Executive Officer, Society for Applied Sociology, Anne Arundel Community College, Division of Social Sciences, 101 College Parkway, Arnold MD 21012 (410) 541 2835 Fax (410) 541 2239; e mail ssteele@clark.net

Currently working is being undertaken to produce an anthology, tentatively titled "Appropriating Technology," on the creation, development, and uses of technologies by and within marginalized communities. The idea comes from a concern that historically many analyses of technology and culture have focused on either the production of technology in elite or dominant contexts, or the impacts of these technology on peripheral communities. This volume will focus on how science and technology can be creatively applied by marginalized communities as a form of resistance. Rayvon Fouche will be the "editor" of the invention section and is seeking proposals for chapters as well as feedback. Some examples suggested for the anthology so far are: African-Americans creating new cultural and social space through invention, the development of new audio technologies from Hip-Hop, AIDS and environmental racism activists teaching themselves epidemiology and running their own studies, the automotive innovations of Latino low-rider cars, internet communication by subaltern groups (e.g. NoirNet), cybercafes in non-elite neighborhoods, hormone use by transsexuals, beeper/phone tech use by prostitutes, use of video in indigenous resistance movements, ethnomathematics use in minority education, using hormones as abortifacients in Southeast Asia, agroecology inventions in neocolonial contexts, electronic device innovations in North Africa. Theoretical perspectives on the Appropriating Technology theme would also be appreciated. Rayvon Fouche, African & Afro-American Studies, Washington University, Campus Box 1109, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, [rdfouche@artsci.wustl.edu] Tel: 314-935-8741, Fax: 314-935-5631

CALL FOR PAPERS: Edited Collection of Articles for Book Publication, VISIONS OF THE 21ST CENTURY: SOCIAL RESEARCH FOR THE MILLENIUM. As the 21st century approaches, we have decided to edit a book examining how race, gender, nationalism, sexuality, the family, ethnicity, work, education, technology, community, globalization, inequality, politics, and other issues will change in the next century. We intend for the book to offer a fresh perspective on all of these issues by not only examining the state of current events, but by also predicting what changes will occur. In a larger sense, this book will theorize social change and, we hope, will offer a new dialogue on the possibilities of prediction, a topic too long avoided by the social sciences. We will also ask authors not only to predict what changes they believe will occur, but also to describe changes they think should occur. Please submit a one or two-page abstract of the article. Topics can include, but need not be limited to, those mentioned above. The deadline for abstracts is JUNE 1, 1997. The deadline for first drafts of papers is OCTOBER 1, 1997. Please send two copies of abstracts to: Martin Schoenhals, Department of Anthropology, Dowling College, Oakdale, New York USA 11769 e-mail: [mschoenhal@aol.com] or to: Joseph Behar, Department of Sociology, Dowling College, Oakdale, New York, USA 11769 e-mail: [jbehar@igc.apc.org]


1997 European Graduate Summer School Application deadline: May 20, 1997. In cooperation with EASST, the 1997 European Graduate Summer School in Science and Technology Studies will be held on 1-5 September 1997 in Enschede, The Netherlands. This year the key lecturer will be Donna Haraway, and the focus of the program is her work. Donna Haraway will present various themes running through her scholarship as they relate to science, technology and gender. Other speakers will join in and elaborate on these themes in various directions. The annual Summer School has been organized since 1986 by the Netherlands Graduate School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC). EASST supports the Summer School through its Travel Stipend Scheme. Fee : DFL 1400.-; Reduced rate: DFL 1200.- Participants who are members of EASST can participate at a reduced rate. This reduced rate also applies to foreign participants from institutions that participate in European exchange programs in STS (like NECSTS, ESST, TSAST). Scholarships: WTMC offers five stipends of DFL 400,- for promising young foreign scholars who do not have sufficient means to cover the costs of their participation. To qualify for a travel stipend, the participant shall present a paper at the summer school. Send abstract and one letter of recommendation from an established scholar in the field to Rob Hagendijk. Letters of application for the summer school should include a short C.V. and a description of one's research. For applications, stipends and further information please contact Rob Hagendijk, Dept. Science & Technology Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tel 31-20-525-6898, fax 31-20-525-6579, email [a498rob@horus.sara.nl]


Study for a research degree in Discourse and Rhetoric in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. The world renowned Discourse and Rhetoric Group (DARG) is exploring discourse-based alternatives to traditional perspectives in psychology and the social sciences. More than dozen full time and part time postgraduates currently work on varying topics as part of the group. DARG meets most weeks for informal seminars or to discuss work with visiting academics. It has a fully equipped area with facilities for recording, word-processing, transcription, printing. We run dedicated courses for postgraduate students in research skills including discourse and conversation analysis, ethnography, interviewing and content analysis. As part of the Loughborough Communication Research Centre, it also has access to equipment and expertise for media analysis. The Department is one of the top centres of British Social Science. It was awarded a grade of 5 in both of the last Research Assessment Exercises. The Department has 'Mode A' recognition from the Economic and Social Research Council as an approved training outlet. We welcome applications for both full time and part time research, from graduates of psychology, sociology or related degrees. Loughborough University is situated in the centre of England, with easy communication to London and major cities, and adjoining the scenic countryside of Charnwood Forest. For more information contact: Postgraduate Secretary, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK Tel: +44(0)1509 223879, [http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ss/]


A new program, Professional Opportunities for Women in Research and Education (POWRE), has just been announced by the National Science Foundation. This is a Foundation-wide program with proposal receipt deadlines of July 1, 1997 and December 9, 1997. The full program announcement is on the NSF Home Page. Women in the social and behavioral sciences who are interested are encouraged to submit proposals to this new program either by July or December. The NSF POWRE Program addresses the need to develop full use of the nation's human resources for science and engineering. The program is designed to enhance professional advancement by providing women with funding opportunities not ordinarily available through regular research and education grants. The former Visiting Professorships for Women, Faculty Awards for Women, Research Planning Grants for Women, and Career Advancement Awards for Women programs have been integrated and incorporated into the POWRE program. The objectives of the program are: * To provide opportunities for further career advancement, professional growth, and increased prominence of women in engineering and in the disciplines of science supported by NSF; and * To encourage more women to pursue careers in science and engineering by providing greater visibility for women scientists and engineers in academic institutions and in industry. The POWRE Program is targeted at women scientists and engineers who currently (1) hold non-tenured academic positions or industrial positions, (2) hold academic tenured or tenure-track positions, or (3) plan to enter or re-enter academia. The full text of the POWRE Program Announcement is on the NSF Home Page under Crosscutting Programs, second bullet or http//www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/start.htm. It can also be found under Documents On-Line (97-91). All of this information can be accessed through the Social and Behavioral Sciences Home Page as well. Questions regarding the POWRE Program may be directed to the Infrastructure Program or to the appropriate disciplinary program officer. Bonney Sheahan, Program Director, Infrastructure Phone: (703) 306-1733 E-mail: [bsheahan@nsf.gov]

Special Grants for Travel and Research at the Rockefeller Archive Center in the History of the Social Sciences. Deadline for applications is November 30, 1997 For 1998 the Rockefeller Archive Center will have two components to its program of Grants for Travel and Research at the Rockefeller Archive Center. In addition to its regular competitive program that is open to researchers in any discipline engaged in research that requires use of its collections, the Center will award up to seven grants to support research on topics related to the history of the social sciences. The Archive Center recently opened the archives of the Social Science Research Council and in addition holds extensive social science materials in the archives of the Russell Sage Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Rockefeller family. The competition for these targeted grants will use the same application form and follow the same guidelines as the general program. Applicants from within the U.S. and Canada may request support of up to $1,500; because of the additional cost of travel, applicants from other nations may request up to $2,000. Applicants wishing to be considered for the special grant program in the history of the social sciences should indicate this in a cover letter. The deadline for applications is November 30, 1997; grant recipients will be announced in March 1998. For application forms and additional information about Archive Center's grant programs, contact the director, Darwin H. Stapleton, at the Rockefeller Archive Center, 15 Dayton Avenue, Pocantico Hills, Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591-1598 or call (914) 631-4505.

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships. Princeton University, the University Center for Human Values, invites applications for Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships. Several Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships will be awarded for the academic year 1998-99 to outstanding teachers and scholars who are interested in devoting a year in residence at Princeton to writing about ethics and human values. Fellows participate in a Fellow's seminar, a seminar in Ethics and Public Affairs, and other programs of the University Center. They enjoy access to Firestone Library and a wide range of other activities throughout the University. A major part of their time is devoted to their own research on ethics and human values. Fellowships extend from September through May. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or a professional post-graduate degree and not in the process of writing a dissertation. The deadline for application materials is December 16, 1997. For fellowships beginning September 1998. Recipients will be notified by March 16, 1998. For further information, call or write Stephannie Resko, University Center for Human Values, Louis Marx Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. Tel: 609-258-4798, [sresko@wws.princeton.edu].

National Endowment for the Humanities -- Summer Stipends Deadline is October 1, 1997 In the act that established the National Endowment for the Humanities, the term humanities includes, but is not limited to, the study of the following disciplines: history; philosophy; languages; linguistics; literature; archaeology; jurisprudence; the history, theory, and criticism of the arts; ethics; comparative religion; and those aspects of the social sciences that employ historical or philosophical approaches. Through its Fellowships (and Summer Stipends programs), NEH provides opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced work in disciplines of the humanities. Projects proposed for support may contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities, and they may address broad topics or consist of research and study in a single field. The Fellowships (and Summer Stipends programs) are designed to support people with a range of experience in a variety of circumstances: faculty and staff members of schools, colleges, and universities; scholars and writers working in institutions with research or educational collections, such as museums, libraries, and historical societies; scholars and writers working in institutions with no connection to the humanities; and scholars and writers working independently. Applicants need not have advanced degrees, but neither candidates for degrees nor persons seeking support for work toward a degree are eligible to apply for Fellowships and Summer Stipends. NEH Summer Stipends support two months of full-time work on projects that will make a significant contribution to the humanities. In most cases, faculty members of colleges and universities in the United States must be nominated by their institutions for the Summer Stipends competition, and each of these institutions may nominate two applicants. Prospective applicants who will require nomination should acquaint themselves with their institutions nomination procedures well before the October 1 application deadline. Individuals employed in nonteaching capacities in colleges and universities and individuals not affiliated with colleges and universities do not require nomination and may apply directly to the program. Application deadline is October 1, 1997. Tenure must cover two full and uninterrupted months and will normally be held between May 1, 1998, and September 30, 1998. The stipend amount is $4,000. Inquiries should be directed to 202/606-8551, or [stipends@neh.fed.us]. The address is NEH Fellowships, Room 318, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20506. Information about these programs is also available at http://www.neh.fed.us


De Montfort University, Leicester Senior Research Posts De Montfort University has a distinguished record of research which is a central aspect of its mission. The University is now able to invest in a further substantial development of its research activities at the highest international level. As a consequence, it offers new opportunities to candidates with appropriate experience and vision. Professor Kenneth Barker CBE, Vice-Chancellor, invites applications for the following posts: Senior Research Fellows (or Lecturers/ Senior Lectureships with a Primary Research Focus) Permanent and fixed term appointments are available in disciplines of relevance to the University. Salaries are negotiable dependent on experience, but many posts will be suitable for particularly able recent or current post-doctoral candidates. Major areas of interest include: English, Media and Cultural Studies (Post Ref H1); History/International Studies (Post Ref H2); Computing Sciences (Post Ref CS1); Law (Post Ref L1); Public Policy (Post Ref B2); Education (Post Ref E1); Human Communication (Post Ref HCS1); Information Sciences and Systems (Post Ref CS4); Ecology, Energy/ Sustainable Development (Post Ref BE4); Psychology (Post Ref HCS3); Social and Community Studies (Post Ref HCS4); Social Sciences (Post Ref SS2) Please contact The Personnel Department on 0116 250 6168 for further particulars. Application by comprehensive curriculum vitae, and quoting the relevant Post Reference number, to: The Personnel Department, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH, United Kingdom. Closing date: 23 May 1997. WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

Aurora, NY Mary Perley Wakeman '23 Lecturer in Public Affairs, Wells College invites applications for the position of visiting lecturer (at the assistant professor level) to teach three courses per semester in Public Affairs: Ethics, Politics, and Social Policy, an inter disciplinary major that prepares students to think critically and constructively about social problems. Candidate should also be able to teach Ethics and Applied Ethics; Logic and Critical Thinking; Moral and Political Problems in Education; Ethics, Law, and Social Policy; Issues in Feminism. Ph.D. and some teaching experience required. Possible renewal. Screening will begin April 5, 1997, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and names of three references to Dr. Ellen Hall, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wells College, Aurora, NY 13026-0500. Wells College is an equal opportunity employer.


The Embryo Research Debate: Science and the Politics of Reproduction, by Michael Mulkay, University of York. This book provides a nontechnical account of the debate concerning human embryo research, concentrating on the British parliamentary debates of 1984-1990. It traces the debates' origins back to conflicts over abortion and moral reform in the 1960s, and examines reactions in the 1990s to sex selection and the use of eggs from human fetuses for research. Michael Mulkay shows how embryo research develops within a complex social environment, writing for anyone interested in the relationship between science-based assisted reproduction and society. Cambridge Cultural Social Studies, 1997/224 pp. 57180-4/Hb/ list: $ 59.95, 57683-0/ Pb/list $18.95. Cambridge University Press.

Rationalizing Medical Work: Decision Support Techniques and Medical Practices, by Marc Berg. One response to the current crisis in medicine--indicated by large variations in practice and skyrocketing costs--has been a call for the rationalizing of medical practice through decision-support techniques. These tools, which include protocols, decision analysis, and expert systems, have generated much debate. Advocates argue that the tools will make medical practice more rational, uniform, and efficient: that they will transform the "art" of medical work into a "science." Critics within medicine, as well as those in philosophy and science studies, question the feasibility and desirability of the tools. They argue that formal tools cannot and should not supplant humans in most real-life tasks. Marc Berg takes the issues raised by advocates and critics as points of departure for investigation, rather than as positions to choose from. Drawing on insights and methodologies from science and technology studies, he attempts to understand what "rationalizing medical practices" means: what these tools do and how they work in concrete medical practices. Rather than take a stand for or against decision-support techniques, he shows how medical practices are transformed through these tools; this helps the reader to see what is gained and what is lost. The book investigates how new discourses on medical work and its problems are linked to the development of these tools, and it studies the construction of several individual technologies. It looks at what medical work consists of and how these new technologies figure in and transform the work. Although the book focuses on decision-support techniques in the field of medicine, the issues raised are relevant wherever rationalizing techniques are being debated or constructed. Touching upon broader issues of standardization, universality, localization, and the politics of technology, the book addresses core problems in medical sociology, technology studies, and tool design. Inside Technology series, April 18, 1997, 256 pp. -- 28 iilus., $30.00, ISBN 0-262-02417-9, MIT Press, 55 Hayward Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 Tel: (617)625-8569, For more information please visit [http://www-mitpress.mit.edu/mitp/recent-books/new-releases.html]

Science Studies: An Advanced Introduction, by David J. Hess (New York University Press, fall 1997, $16.95 paper, $50.00 cloth). Developed for graduate seminars in science studies and advanced undergraduate courses, the book provides an overview of key concepts in the constituent disciplines of STS. The review of the philosophy of science focuses on its relations to social studies of science, debates over theory-choice criteria, and ways out of the relativism/realism controversy. Chapters on the sociology of science include the sociology of scientific institutions, citation studies, the sociology of scientific knowledge, and network theories. A chapter on critical and cultural studies of science and technology reviews key concepts from historical, anthropological, and feminist approaches as well as critical technology studies. Can Bacteria Cause Cancer? Alternative Medicine Confronts Big Science, by David J. Hess (New York University Press, fall 1997, $26.95 cloth). This book develops an alternative to the strong program and some of its successors through a case study of the unorthodox research tradition of bacteria as possible carcinogenic agents and bacterial vaccines as possible nontoxic treatments for cancer. The descriptive analysis builds a case for locating an anthropological understanding of culture and power at the center of social studies of science. An explanation for the marginalization of the bacterial research tradition extends controversy studies by emphasizing the role of gender, societal cultures, and the ecology of research cultures in addition to issues of evidence, interests, and network construction. The prescriptive analysis applies theory and research program choice criteria from the philosophy of science to evaluate the scientific claims of the heterodox research tradition. Based on this evaluation, policy recommendations are made for an improved cancer research agenda.

Thomas Soederqvist (ed.) THE HISTORIOGRAPHY OF CONTEMPORARY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Harwood Academic, Reading, England (Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Volume 4) More than 90 percent of all scientific history has been made during the last half century. So far, however, only a fraction of historical scholarship has dealt with this period. Merely a decade ago, most scientific historians considered recent science -- the scientific culture created, lived and remembered by contemporary scientists -- an area of study best left to the historical actors themselves. Today, an increasing number of historians are turning to the study of contemporary science. When doing so, they are confronted with new and unfamiliar methodological and theoretical problems. How to handle the huge amounts of published and unpublished source materials? What level of scientific training is necessary to understand contemporary science? Does the lack of historical perspective prevent good scholarship? Can (and will) historians of recent science share the turf with other professional groups, such as active scientists, scholars of science and technology studies, and science journalists? This volume aims to provide answers to these questions. The thirteen contributors are active researchers in what has been called "the last frontier" in the history of science. The book itself is the outcome of an International Workshop on Historiographical Problems in Contemporary Science, Technology and Medicine, held at Gothenburg University, Sweden, in September 1994. Readership: Graduate and postgraduate students of the history of science, contemporary science and technology. April 1997 * 256pp, Cloth * ISBN 3-7186-5906-9 * A, US$52 / stlg34 / ECU43, Harwood Academic

Robert Maxwell Young is glad to announce that (with the aid of Helen Davies) he has put his first book on the web site: Mind, Brain and Adaptation in the Nineteenth Century: Cerebral Localization and Its Biological Context from Gall to Ferrier (Oxford, 1970, 1990). Although the title may look forbiddingly technical and specialised, the book is an attempt to think about the relationship between mind and brain in the period from the first empirical to the first experimental work on the topic. Its net is cast broadly to include theories of human nature, evolution and the history of psychology. One way of viewing its inspiration is that the author sought to look behind the approach Freud took in his first book, On Aphasia (1901). Another is that the author sought to explore the interrelations between biological and psychological theory in the nineteenth century - the foundations of our present ways of thinking about these matters. In addition to obtaining the rights to that book in order to put it on the net, he has placed four others on the same web site: Darwin's Metaphor: Nature's Place in Victorian Culture (Cambridge, 1985) Mental Space (Process Press, 1994) Whatever Happened to Human Nature? (Process Press, in press) The Culture of British Psychoanalysis (Process Press, forthcoming). These books, along with about seventy articles and essays are available for reading or downloading at: [http://www.shef.ac.uk/uni/academic/N-Q/psysc/staff/rmyoung/papers/index.html] Some more personal essays and information about the journals, Free Associations: Psychoanalysis, Groups, Politics, Culture and Science as Culture, along with the other existing and planned publications of Process Press, are available at: [http://www.shef.ac.uk/uni/academic/N-Q/psysc/staff/rmyoung/index.html] There are facilities for sending comments and feedback at these sites. Robert Maxwell Young: [robert@rmy1.demon.co.uk] 26 Freegrove Rd., London N7 9RQ, Eng. tel.+44 171 607 8306 fax.+44 171 609 4837 Professor of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Studies, Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies, University of Sheffield. Home page and writings: [http://www.shef.ac.uk/~psysc/] Process Press publications: [http://www.shef.ac.uk/~psysc/process_press/index.html]

The Universe Below: Discovering the Secrets of the Deep Sea, by William J. Broad, lllustrations by Dimitry Schidlovsky Published by Simon & Schuster on April 17, 1997 432 pages, 28 illustrations, $30.00 The book describes how the end of the Cold war is leading to an acceleration of deep-sea exploration as former military personnel and technologies enter the civil sector. The book is based on more than a decade of reporting, including hundreds of interviews and a number of dives and expeditions around the globe. Learn more about The Universe Below at its S&S web site [http://www.simonsays.com/titles/0684811081/index.html]


HAYEK-L@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU is an international network for researchers doing work connected to the contributions of Friedrich Hayek. Hayek is the originator of the intertemporal equilibrium construction, and his seminal work on the role of price signals in the coordination of dispersed and imperfect knowledge is the spur for much of the contemporary literature on these topics. Hayek was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 1974 for his work on the interconnection of economic phenomena. Hayek is the co-originator of the Hebb-Hayek synaptic learning model, and author of the well known The Sensory Order. The basic purpose of the Hayek-L list is to serve as a forum for scholarly discussions and as a clearing house the distribution of information on academic conferences, publication opportunities, fellowship information, academic grants, and job openings of interest to Hayek scholars. Subscribers are encouraged to post questions, comments, or announcements of interest to individuals working on topics related to Hayek's writings. Appropriate postings might pertain to work currently in progress, the development of course materials, bibliographical material of interest to researcher to work related to Hayek, useful internet resources, inter-disciplinary inquiries, etc. To subscribe to Hayek-L, send mail to: [listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu] with the message (body): SUBSCRIBE HAYEK-L yourfirstname yourlastname For example: SUBSCRIBE HAYEK-L Jane Citizen. For further information contact: Greg Ransom [gregransom@aol.com] HAYEK-L list coordinator, See also the Hayek Scholars Page at: [http://members.aol.com/gregransom/hayekpage.htm]


1998 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS, The AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award Honoring exemplary scientists and engineers: The Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award is presented annually by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to honor scientists and engineers whose exemplary actions have served to foster scientific freedom and responsibility. The Award recognizes scientists and engineers who have: - acted to protect the public's health, safety, or welfare; or - focused public attention on important potential impacts of science and technology on society by their responsible participation in public policy debates; or - established important new precedents in carrying out the social responsibilities or in defending the professional freedom of scientists and engineers. This annual award was established in 1980 and consists of a plaque and $2500. The 1998 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award will be presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12-17 February 1998. We hope that the presentation of this award will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers as they begin their careers. Deadline for nominations is 1 August 1997. To submit a nomination... * Send us your name, address, and phone number; and the name(s) and address(es) of the nominee. * A summary of the action(s) that form the basis for the nomination (about 250 words). * A longer statement (no more than three pages) providing additional details of the action(s) for which the candidate is nominated. * At least two letters of support, with addresses and phone numbers. * The candidate's vita (no more than three pages). * Any documentation (books, articles, or other materials) that illuminates the significance of the nominee's achievement may also be submitted. All materials become property of AAAS. Please submit all information to: Office of Development, American Association for the Advancement of Science 1200 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20005 (202) 326-6636 (phone); (202) 789-2009 (fax) [http://www.aaas.org]


TELECOMMUNICATIONS & THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY, Preliminary Report on the First U.S. Citizens' Panel by Dick Sclove, The Loka Institute. On April 4th a 15-member citizens' panel, representing a cross-section of the greater Boston area, issued a call for protecting First Amendment rights and personal privacy on the Internet, mandating community involvement in telecommunications policymaking, and returning a percentage of high-tech corporate earnings to communities and nonprofit organizations. Selected by random phone calling and supplementary targeted recruitment to be broadly representative of wider Boston's population, the Citizens' Panel members included an auto mechanic, the business manager of a high-tech firm, a retired teacher/farmer/ nurse, an industrial engineer, a Class of 1996 inner-city high school graduate, a writer/actress, and a homeless shelter resident, among others. Eight were women, seven men. Five of the 15 were people of color. Their life stages ranged from young teenager through elder. During February and March the panelists met together over two weekends to discuss background information on telecommunications issues. Then on April 2nd and 3rd all fifteen panelists braved a city-crippling, two-foot snow storm to hear ten hours of expert testimony from computer specialists, government officials, business executives, public-interest group representatives, and others. After deliberating and drafting their own report, the lay panel reconvened on the morning of April 4th to announce their findings at a press conference. Having heard diverse expert testimony--including a string of vigorous business perspectives-- the lay panelists came out in favor of a judicious but far-reaching public-interest agenda (certainly more far-reaching than anything embodied in the 1996 Telecommunications Policy Reform Act). The full text of the Citizens' Panel report and additional background information is available from the Loka Institute Web page at [http://www.amherst.edu/~loka] or by e-mailing us at [Loka@amherst.edu].

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