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CFP: Open Panel on Universities at 4s/EASST 2020 at Prague 18-21 August

Call for Abstracts to participate in Open Panel 97:
Locating & Timing Governance in STS and Universities

to be held in Prague, 18-21 August 2020, at the joint conference
https://www.easst4s2020prague.org/ of the

European Association for Studies of Science & Technology (EASST)
https://easst.net/ and the

Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) http://www.4sonline.org/

The conference theme is Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and Agency
of STS in Emerging Worlds https://www.easst4s2020prague.org/focus-and-themes/

There are various ways to participate in the 4s/EASST 2020 meeting: Open Panel
Papers, Closed Panel Proposals, and Making/Doing Sessions
https://www.easst4s2020prague.org/call-for-papers-and-panels/ For example,
217 open panels now are seeking paper submissions. See panel descriptions and
search for key words at
https://www.easst4s2020prague.org/accepted-open-panels-all-abstracts/



Call for abstracts to participate in Open Panel 97:

Locating & Timing Governance in STS and Universities

Organizers Knut H. Srensen (NTNU) and Sharon Traweek (UCLA)

For many generations universities have been institutions of higher education
and research. Now they are expected to contribute to local and global
economies by commercializing research and spurring innovation, while
addressing grand social challenges like climate mitigation and social
disparities. They also must engage successfully in mass higher education and
outreach with a variety of publics. This means that universities now occupy a
strategic place in re/shaping society by circulating research and knowledge
through teaching and professional expertise. Meanwhile, universities have
become subject to increased auditing practices and austerity policies, locally
and globally. Many universities turn to experts in branding and
commodification for strategies in defining and representing their work as
successful.

STS provides resources for understanding such dis/continuities in the making
and circulation of knowledge while the study of universities in dynamic
ecologies is vital to addressing unexamined assumptions in STS about the
relationship between research, teaching, and society, as well as the
governance of that relationship. We invite papers that address how
universities engage with the changing:

- fragility and resilience of university cultures.

- demands for rapid intellectual, social, and economic contributions to
society;

- work life and agency of academics

- relationship between teaching, research, innovation, and outreach;

- use of social media and branding practices by universities;

- intersectional issues in knowledge making, teaching, outreach, funding, and
society;

- political economies of research, teaching, funding, and outreach;

- campus infrastructures from software & budgets to buildings &
transportation;

- increasingly complex webs of relationships among universities glocally
through rankings, MOUs, satellite campuses, academic mobilities, etc.

The organizers are co-authors of Questing Excellence: Tales of Two
Universities (under contract with Routledge).



Abstract Requirements: Give your main arguments, methods, and contributions to
specific aspects of the panel topic in in 250 words or less. Deadline for
abstract submissions is 29 February 2020. Submission information
https://www.easst4s2020prague.org/call-for-papers-and-panels/ For more
information contact:

Knut H Srensen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
knut.sorensen@ntnu.no
https://www.ntnu.edu/employees/knut.sorensen

Sharon Traweek, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
traweek@history.ucla.edu
https://ucla.academia.edu/STraweek
http://genderstudies.ss.ucla.edu/faculty/sharon-traweek
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