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“New platform for the exchange on relational theoretical approaches”

19 December 2017

University of Hildesheim


Relapp is a platform for the exchange on relational theoretical approaches and their significance, especially in the applied social sciences. It provides insights into discussions from events by means of video recordings, bundles discussions in the form of working papers and offers further possibilities for in-depth study by means of reading lists. All interested parties are cordially invited to contribute to the further development of relational theoretical approaches through comments and their own contributions at relapp.

https://relapp.org/

Initiating a student Exchange Program with the Northern Institute at the Charles Darwin University

08 December 2017

Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia

In fruitful cooperation with Dr. Michaela Spencer from the Northern Institute at the Charles Darwin University, and supported by the International Offices of the two universities, Josefine Raasch will initiate a student exchange programme between the Northern Institute at Charles Darwin Unviersity and the Faculty of Social Science at Ruhr University Bochum. Josefine's trip will be funded by the LabExchange-Programm of inSTUDIESplus of Ruhr University Bochum and by the Global Young Faculty of the Mercator Research Center Ruhr.

 “Problemorientiert? Interdisziplinarität in Informatik und Sozialwissenschaften”

07 December 2017

RUB

 

Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda will give the talk as part of the CAST Colloquium in FNO 02/11.

 

 “Differences in Knowing and Doing Democracies”

23 - 24 November 2017

Aalborg University Copenhagen

 

Josefine Raasch will participate at the workshop “STS and Democracy”, organised by Andreas Birkbak (Techno-Anthropology Research Group, Dept. of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University Copenhagen), Irina Papazu (Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School) and Anne Kathrine Pihl Vadgaard (IT University Copenhagen). Josefine will present a paper “Differences in Knowing and Doing Democracies”. 

 

https://easst.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/STS-and-Democracy-Paper-workshop-announcement-2017.pdf

“From Single-Sited to Multi-Sited Studies of Science and Technology – and the Question of Culture in STS”

26 October 2017

University of Siegen

 

Keynote Speech by Estrid Sørensen: “From Single-Sited to Multi-Sited Studies of Science and Technology – and the Question of Culture in STS”. The central method of STS scholars has traditionally been single-site micro ethnographic analysis, and this method still the preferred method of the field. Estrid Sørensen discusses how to enable STS-studies to scale up to talk about society and culture 'at large' while retaining with the advantages of our methodological tradition.

 

STS Universitaet Siegen

Participating in the People. Policy. Place. Seminar Series 2017

26 October 2017

Northern Institute at the Charles Darwin University, Australia

 

Michaela Spencer, Helen Verran and Josefine Raasch are invited to give a talk on “Organisational Partnering and Participation: Regional Futures in Australia and Germany” in the People. Policy. Place. Seminar Series 2017. This talk will be given at the Northern Institute at the Charles Darwin University in Darwin, Australia and is open to the public.

 

 https://www.cdu.edu.au/events/ppp-professor-helen-verran-26-oct-2017

 

"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - IT Security in the Making"

06 October 2017

 

Laura Kocksch will present her work at the annual symposium SecHuman - IT Security for Humans in Cyberspace. Her talk "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - IT Security in the Making" will start at 9 st in room ID 04/445.

“The Materiality of Harm”

23 September 2017

University of Trier

 

Estrid Sørensen gives a talk at the University of Trier on 23 September 2017 about “The Materiality of Harm”. She discusses how media harm, i.e. harmful effect of computer game play is configured through dynamics of various socio-material arrangements from scientific calculations and statistics over laws and regulations, computer programming and digital design to the gaming practices of youth and children as well as social and material negotiations among peers and in families.