STS - conferences

Dette er den generelle administrationsside for konferencer og seminarer, der oprettes i konference modulet 'STS-conferences'. Dette modul kan benyttes af alle, der arbejde med at planlægge konferencer og seminarer, der fordrer tilmelding, betaling, men især arrangementer, der indebærer indsendelse af abstracts og papers samt review af disse.

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

Danish STS on Display: Sensing, Knowing, and Intervening

In STS there is a long tradition for studying the practices and materialities by which we come to know, sense 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 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.

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INES 2012 - International Network of Engineering Studies

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IST 2012 - International Conference on Sustainability Transitions

3rd International Conference on Sustainability Transitions

Sustainable Transitions: Navigating Theories and Challenging Realities

August 29-31, 2012, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

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SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPERS to info@ist2012 by 1/7 2012

All submitted papers will be available on the website by 7/7. We recommend that you use the format described in the Full Papers Format in the About menu

The need for societal sustainability strategies is globally recognized and reflected in the coming Rio+20 Earth Summit. In the wake of the current international economic crisis such strategies are increasingly framed in a âgreen growthâ discourse, where economic and ecological problems are addressed through the promotion of clean technologies and âsmartâ solutions: Smart cities, smart grids and smart growth. While such efficiency strategies may provide for changes in specific sectors and cross-sector practices, they are not likely to facilitate the type of pervasive transformative changes at the system level needed to deal with the entrenched character of the current climate and resource utilisation challenges.

Previous STRN conferences in Amsterdam and Lund have explored the plurality of issues related to such transition processes. Various approaches have been developed to describe the path-dependency of socio-technical systemsâ developments and to explore and engage in transitionâs challenges.

This third IST conference hosted by the SusTrans research alliance in Denmark welcomes further explorative studies. Furthermore, it also aims to engage in the core research program of the community through deepening the analysis of how opportunities for transformative change of systems reconfigurations may be recognized and exploited. This includes strategies for changing or dismantling existing systems as well as nurturing diversity in solution frames.

The organizers encourage both contemporary and historic studies aiming to understand how societies have organised their socio-material interactions and how transitions evolve.

The ambition of IST 2012 is to offer a space for the exchange of experiences with a broad range of empirical investigations and interventions in the field of transition studies. These include studies of the contributions from firms, industries, organisations, social practices, consumption, civil society and social movements. It should also include studies of the territorial and spatial distribution of transition processes and the implications of transitions in the context of developing countries.

Important dates

Abstract submission:
8 February 2012
Notification of review:
28 February 2012
Full paper submission:
1 July 2012

Abstracts of no more than 300 words must be submitted to this conference site which will open for submissions from 12 January 2012.

Proposals for session are welcome and should be sent to

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