Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
Wed. August 30 (11am) – Sat. September 2, 2017 (5:30pm)
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.
The Sociology of Science and Technology Network (SSTNET) of the European Sociological Association (ESA) is holding its next workshop in Lisbon.
Title: The sociological gaze on science and society relations
See details at SSTNET Workshop