DASTS2012 - University of Copenhagen, CSS.
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.
9 April: deadline for paper abstracts
20 April: notification of acceptance
7 May: final program