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Message posted on 10/09/2023

cfp STS-Austria Conference ‚Activism, Community, and the Politics of STS‘

                Dear Colleagues,

please check out our cfp for the STS-Austria Conference 2023, held in Vienna,
November 27-29, extended deadline: September 18

Digging Where We Stand: Activism, Community and the Politics of STS

Activism and new forms of political organizing are (once again) gaining
traction outside and inside of academia. This is happening alongside calls for
more participation in and for the democratization of science. The
intensification of current crises and the disruptive potential of
technoscientific capitalism call for long overdue transformations of the
socio-material relations that science and technology are part of. Postcolonial
and feminist critiques of the normative power and epistemic violence in
science and technology have been renewed in recent years and push for an
ethico-onto-epistemology that urges researchers to reflect their positionality
and take a stand. Precarious working conditions in academia intensify the
search for agency and clout of critical research and engagement.
This is the time for STS to revisit its relation to activism and engagement,
its own community standards and positioning within the labor struggles of the
wider academy. What are our standards of and visions for engagement? Where do
we as STS researchers draw the boundaries of engagement and what alliances do
we enter? How are we multiple and (how) should we join forces nonetheless?
Full cfp here:

We cordially invite you to submit abstracts of max. 300 words to by September 18, 2023.

Best wishes,

Doris Allhutter, Juliane Jarke, Andrea Schikowitz, Bao-Chau Pham, Dana
Wasserbacher, Erik Aarden, Gwen Barnard, Katja Mayer, Masafumi Nishi
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