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Call for papers: Science, technology and society working group at The Annual Conference of the Westermarck Society

STS Helsinki will host the working group ‘Science, technology and society’ at The Annual conference of the Westermarck Society 2020 in Rovaniemi 26–27 March 2020.The theme of the conference is community, and keynote speakers include John Clarke, Open University, Mia Liinason, University of Gothenburg, Nira Yuval-Davis, University of East London, Sanna Valkonen and Áile Aikio, University of Lapland, and Sigga-Marja Magga, University of Oulu.

Please send your abstract of maximum 300 words to the working group co-ordinators no later than 15 January. Edit: The deadline for abstracts has been extended until 31 January.

Science, technology and society

Co-ordinators:
Jose A. Cañada, University of Helsinki, jose.a.canada (at) helsinki.fi
Marianne Mäkelin, University of Helsinki, marianne.makelin (at) helsinki.fi
Vera Raivola, University of Eastern Finland, vera.raivola (at) veripalvelu.fi

Science and Technology Studies (STS) is an interdisciplinary field of study that examines the interaction between society, science, and technology. STS pays attention to how different fields, such as law, politics, and everyday life, become intertwined with science and technology. This is relevant when thinking about heatedly debated topics as diverse as climate change, the role of experts, medicine, genetics, gender, robotics or organic food. The field calls for a deeper understanding of the development, processes, practices and outcomes of such social phenomena. STS explores the mechanisms behind knowledge claims and ontological assumptions that guide our everyday. Or, how a prominent STS scholar, Steve Woolgar, has said: look at how the world defined by science and technology “could be otherwise”.

STS Helsinki calls for theoretical, methodological and empirical papers on current research in social studies of science. Papers both in Finnish and English are welcome. The aim of this working group is to offer a forum to discuss the practices that contribute to the shaping of technoscientific objects and subjects. How is scientific knowledge established and negotiated, and how historical processes contribute to the development of certain technologies? We also welcome papers that reflect on the role communities in the field of STS. This working group is defined as a meeting point for both Finnish and international scholars to share and discuss their work with others studying science, technology and society.

Call for Papers and Panel Proposals for the Nordic STS Conference

Third Nordic Science and Technology Studies Conference

May 31-June 2, 2017, University of Gothenburg

 

The field of science and technology studies (STS) has grown rapidly in the Nordic countries and the purpose of the biannual Nordic STS conference is to stimulate scientific exchanges among STS scholars by providing a regional forum for presenting on-going work and initiating informal dialogues. At the third Nordic STS conference the keynote speakers are: David Demortain, INRA, Ulrike Felt, University of Vienna and Helen Verran, Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University.

The initiative of organizing the first Nordic STS conference in 2013, coincided with an effort to create a Nordic STS network by strengthening intellectual ties between existing national networks. It was organized by the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture/TIK, at the University of Oslo and the Department for Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture/KULT at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, The second Nordic STS conference took place in 2015 and was organized by the Techno-Anthropology Research Group at Aalborg University in collaboration with the Danish Association for Science and Technology Studies (DASTS). The third conference is going to take place in Gothenburg, 2017.

The scientific committee and the organizing committee of the Nordic STS conference are now opening up a call for papers and panels for the third Nordic STS conference. Paper proposals should be no longer than 300 words and contain name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s). Proposal for thematic panels (3-4 papers) should be short (no longer than 300 words) and contain a brief description of the theme, names and institutional affiliations of the presenters and organisers, and suggestions for papers (title and authors) to be included in the panel (abstract for the papers suggested to be included in the panels are submitted separately). Panels that include scholars from more than one Nordic country are particularly encouraged. The organizing committee can help in identifying potential participants from other Nordic countries (contact: STS2017@gu.se).

Abstracts for papers and panels should be submitted no later than 1 March 2017. Accepted panels and papers will be notified no later than 1 April. Proposals for panels and papers should be sent to: STS2017@gu.se

 The conference is organized by the Department of Sociology and Work Science and Theory of Science at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg.

 

Scientific committee:

Kristin Asdal, University of Oslo

C-F Helgesson, University of Linköping

Sampsa Hyysalo, Aalto University

Christopher Gad, IT-University of Copenhagen

 

Organizing committee:

Linda Soneryd, University of Gothenburg

Johan Söderberg, University of Gothenburg

Doris Lydahl, University of Gothenburg

  For more information about the conference, see the conference webpage which is updated continously: http://socav.gu.se/english/research/third-nordic-science-and-technology-studies-conference

Call for papers: “Science, technology and society” – working group at the Annual conference of the Westermarck Society

The Annual conference of the Westermarck Society will be held under the theme “Excess and Owerflows” at the University of Tampere on 23.-24.3.2017. The keynote speakers are: prof. Christian Borch (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark), prof. Sarah Green (University of Helsinki, Finland), prof. Annemarie Mol (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and prof. Iddo Tavory (New York University, USA).

STS Helsinki is hosting its own working group and announces call for papers:

Working group 29. Science, technology and society

Coordinators: On behalf of the STS-Helsinki group at the University of Helsinki: Jose A. Cañada, Lotta Hautamäki, Mikko Jauho and Mianna Meskus. Please direct possible inquiries to lotta.hautamaki@helsinki.fi.

Science and Technology Studies (STS) is an interdisciplinary field of study that examines the interaction between society, science, and technology. STS pays attention to how different fields, such as law, politics, and everyday life, become intertwined with science and technology. This becomes especially relevant when thinking about heatedly debated topics as diverse as climate change, the role of experts, medicine, genetics, gender, robotics or organic food. The field calls for a deeper understanding of the development, processes, practices and outcomes of such phenomena through problematizing them as social phenomena. In the process, STS explores the mechanisms behind knowledge claims and ontological assumptions that guide our everyday. Or, how one of the most prominent STS scholars, Steve Woolgar, has said in a rather provocative way: look at how the world defined by science and technology “could be otherwise”.

STS-Helsinki calls for theoretical, methodological and empirical papers on current research in social studies of science. Papers both in Finnish and English are welcome. The aim of this working group is to offer a forum to discuss social phenomena at the crossroads between science, technology and society: how is scientific knowledge established and negotiated? How do historical processes contribute to the establishment of certain fields of study or to the development of certain technologies? What are the practices that contribute to the shaping of technoscientific objects and subjects? We also welcome papers discussing the specific topic of excess and surplus. But beyond more specific pressing questions, this working group is defined as a meeting point for both Finnish and international scholars to share and discuss their work with others studying science, technology and society.

The abstract should be sent using Lyyti. (Note that once you are on Lyyti, you can change the language from the upper left corner of the page).