Happy New Year!
New year means new conferences. This year we are especially looking forward to the first Nordic STS Conference, to be held at Rica Hotel in Hell April 24-26th. The conference is organised by the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture (KULT) at NTNU, in collaboration with the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK), UiO. Papers and panels with “works in progress” and participation of researchers/doctoral candidates from other Nordic countries are especially welcome. Personally I hope to see contributions challenging the more typical STS accounts of technology and knowledge, touching upon notions of expertise, design and infrastructure in society at large – especially related to the Nordic geographies, as well as political and economical situation(s). Any gender researchers, historians or cultural studies people ready to complicate the discussions?
So far I have heard rumours of a panel on integrated ELSA-research and the Animal Panel. In the project group we are planning a panel on biomedical imaging, imaginations and visual literacy. Don´t hesitate to contact us if you are interested in joining.
You can read the call for papers here: Call First Nordic STS Conference (2)
Deadline for proposals is February 1st 2013. Submission of proposals for panels and/or abstracts can be sent to: STS2013@hf.ntnu.no
And for those of you who aren’t local: Hell is located close to Værnes Airport, a few kilometres outside Trondheim in Norway. Not as spectacular as you might have read about in the Bible, but convenient when it comes to conference hotels.