2008/02/13 deadline for abstracts, EASST/4S conference “Acting with Science, Technology and Medicine”, Rotterdam 2008/08/20-23

Call for Papers: EASST/4S conference “Acting with Science, Technology and Medicine”, Rotterdam, August 20 – 23, 2008

STS Locations: Latin America

As has been noted in many STS works, the manner in which science, technology, and medicine is produced or translated depends greatly on historical and national contexts. The production of knowledge about the interactions of science, technology, medicine, and society is not exempt from this contextualization. Yet much like the production of tehnoscientific and medical knowledge, STS knowledge production remains primarily EuroAmerican despite the field’s attempts to broaden its conceptual perspectives. The session’s goal is three-fold: to explore the contributions to thinking about science, technology, medicine and society by scholars in Latin America past and present; to provide scholars working on Latin American STS issues an opportunity to showcase their work; and to further theorize the specifics of acting with a co-productionist/interventionist approach, to science, technology, and medicine in Latin American locations.

Papers are invited to address issues such as:

  • Methodological and theoretical contributions to the field of STS by Latin American scholars
  • Latin American approaches to theorizing and acting with science, technology, and medicine
  • Latin American interventions and activism with science, technology, and medicine
  • Latin American innovations and developments in science, technology, and society

Multiple panels will be submitted in these four areas if there is sufficient interest.

Session Organizers

  • Robert Olivo, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • Rick B. Duque, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • Christina Holmes, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Please send an abstract of a paper (minimum 250 words, maximum of 400 words) dealing with the issues sketched above and related issues to Robert Olivo (olivo@vt.edu). Submission deadline: February 13, 2008.