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Submission Season opens for Boston 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Stephen Coffee
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Call for Papers, Panels, and Making and Doing Presentations

The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) invites submissions for individual papers, traditional panel sessions, and “Making and Doing” presentations at its Annual Meeting in Boston, August 30 – September 2, 2017.

Submission deadline: March 1

Conference theme:  STS (In)Sensibilities

If sensibility is the ability to grasp and to respond, how might we articulate the (in)sensibilities of contemporary technoscience?  How, similarly, can we reflect on the extent and limits of our own sensibilities as STS scholars, teachers, and activists?  The conference theme invites an open reading and exploration of how the world is made differently sense-able through multiple discourses and practices of knowledge-making, as well as that which evades the sensoria of technoscience and STS.  Our aim is that the sense of ‘sense’ be read broadly, from mediating technologies of perception and apprehension to the discursive and material practices that render worlds familiar and strange, real and imagined, actual and possible, politically (in)sensitive and ethically sensible. 

Start Here

We suggest you begin at our Meeting Home Page to

·        read Open Panel abstracts

·        read about the return of the Making and Doing session

·        learn about the new login regime for the submission site

·        learn about program policies


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