Message posted on 10/01/2020
Reminder | WTMC PhD Workshop "Care", 1-3 April 2020, Conference center Soeterbeeck, Deursen-Dennenburg, NL | Please register by 15 January!
WTMC PhD Workshop <br> <br>Care as Concept, Method, <br>Ethic <br> <br> <br> <br>1 - 3 April 2020 <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br>Location: <br> <br>Study and Conference Centre Soeterbeeck <br>Elleboogstraat 2 <br>NL-5352 LP Deursen-Dennenburg <br> <br>The Netherlands <br> <br> <br> <br>While STS has a long tradition of studying 'care' as an object of research, of <br>talking about care, recent approaches challenge the conventional readings and <br>uses of 'care'. For example, Joan Tronto proposes to "explore its significance <br>as an ethical and political obligation for thinking in the more than human <br>worlds of technoscience and natureculture" in her endorsement for Matters of <br>Care. For while STS has profoundly questioned the categories of <br>human/non-human, nature/culture, it has so far largely failed or refused to <br>take this questioning and its consequences onto itself: while our objects of <br>study have become hybrid and messy, STS still seems to assume " that our own <br>research is not directly related to these more than human worlds it is <br>situated in" (Jerak-Zuiderent, 2018, p. 56). <br> <br>In this workshop, we will engage with care as proposed by the ground-breaking <br>writing of Haraway, Puig de la Bellacasa, Tsing, and Nading and others. This <br>work aimed to explore the possibilities of care in/with our multispecied and <br>diverse world. Here, care is about the responsibilities of STS researchers to <br>attend to the (often invisible) labour that gets us through the day, to <br>articulate the work it takes to live in this world as well as possible - and <br>to do research as well as possible. Care is also about an ethic that contrasts <br>with engagement with matters of fact or matters of concern. Can care further <br>help us explore how human-machine associations (machine-learning, care-robots, <br>tracking devices) tend to train us to leave unquestioned the human care-work? <br>Can attention to care help clarify the risks we run, if care is rendered <br>useless or largely transformed into data for others? In addition, the workshop <br>will address how to re-engage with affect: is care an alternative to critical <br>distance between ourselves and those we study? Engaging with care is thus not <br>only about revealing invisible care-work beyond situations we are used to <br>associate with care, but also about generating care by pausing over these <br>engagements. It is also about exploring the epistemic potential of "the <br>affective, ethical and hands-on agencies of practical and material <br>consequence" (Puig de la Bellacasa, 2017, p. 4). We will look at what it means <br>to move from thinking and writing about care, to (critically) thinking and <br>doing with care. <br> <br>Guest lecturers: Israel Rodrguez <br>Giralt (UO de <br>Catalunia), Iris Wallenburg (EUR), <br>Christian Ernsten (UM), and <br>Esha Shah (WUR). <br> <br> <br> <br>The workshop is residential. It starts on April 1st at 10.30 AM and ends on <br>April 3rd at 4 PM. <br> <br> <br> <br>The registration form for this workshop is now available <br>here. <br> <br> <br> <br>Please register by 15 January 2020! <br> <br> <br> <br>After their acceptance, participants will receive an email with an invoice and <br>online-payment request and receipt. <br> <br>To participate, you must pay the fee via the online payment request. <br>Registration to the workshop is final after the advance payment has been <br>received by WTMC. <br> <br> <br> <br>Costs for WTMC members: meals 10 EUR /day. <br>Costs for everyone else: 695 EUR, including fee, accommodation and meals. <br> <br>If you have any content-related questions regarding this workshop, please feel <br>free to contact the training coordinators Anne Beaulieu: firstname.lastname@example.org <br>or Bernike Pasveer: email@example.com <br>For practical questions please contact Elize Schiweck: firstname.lastname@example.org <br> <br>References: <br> <br>Jerak-Zuiderent, Sonja (2018), Review of Matters of Care. Science & Technology <br>Studies, 31(2), 55-58. <br> <br>Haraway, Donna (2015). Anthropocene, capitalocene, plantationocene, <br>chthulucene: making kin. Environmental Humanities 6, 159-165. <br> <br>Puig de la Bellacasa, Maria (2017). Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in <br>More Than Human Worlds. University of Minnesota Press. <br> <br>Nading, Alex (2014). Mosquito Trails. Ecology, Health, and the Politics of <br>Entanglement. Oakland, CA: University of California Press. <br> <br>Tsing, Anna (2015). The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility <br>of Life in Capitalist Ruins. Princeton University Press. <br>_______________________________________________ <br>EASST's Eurograd mailing list <br>Eurograd (at) lists.easst.net <br>Unsubscribe or edit subscription options: http://lists.easst.net/listinfo.cgi/eurograd-easst.net <br> <br>Meet us via https://twitter.com/STSeasst <br> <br>Report abuses of this list to Eurogrademail@example.com formatted text