DASTS 2012 - Danish Association for Science and Technology Studies Conference 2012

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University of Copenhagen, CSS.

Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1014 København K



May 30, 2012 – May 31, 2012

Danish STS on Display: Sensing, Knowing, Intervening

In STS there is a long tradition for studying the practices and materialities by which we come to sense, know and intervene in the world. These practices and materialities are heterogeneous, entangled, multiple, and contestable and therefore continuously surprise and enrich the conversations we engage in as researchers. Furthermore, this engagement continues to be carried out in ever new contexts and ways. This year’s DASTS conference wants to highlight and display the multiple ways of sensing, knowing, and intervening, which are present in the work of Danish STS-researchers. Taking this ‘sensitivity for differences’ as our starting point we also invite reflections on and experimentation with our own epistemic practices and materialities. How do we ourselves practice, display, and materialize the sensing, knowing, and intervening of our subjects and of STS? What new epistemic practices and materialities have or may emerge from STS studies more broadly speaking?

DASTS and the Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies – a centre where the sensing, knowing, and intervening of medicine is studied and put on display (also literally!) – therefore invite established as well as young scholars to present and discuss their work, finished or in progress. The main purpose of the DASTS conference is to fertilize STS research broadly and the committee therefore welcomes entries from all areas of science and technology studies. Especially junior researchers wanting to share and discuss their work before participating in the 4S/EASTS conference later this year are invited to present their work.


University of Copenhagen, Center for Sundhed og Samfund (CSS)

Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1014 København K

The conference will take place on the first floor of the mainbuilding facing Øster Farimagsgade rooms 1.1.18 and 2.1.12.



Submission of abstracts has closed. Please remember to register and pay.

Conference fees (incl. lunch and refreshments):

  • Student participant: 600 kr
  • Student participant + dinner: 750 kr
  • Regular participant: 1100 kr
  • Regular participant + dinner: 1250

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