STS and epidemiological scientific production using large databases in Brazil

Oct 30 2023

In this post, Mariana Pitta Lima and Bethânia Almeida aim to explore initial reflections from an STS perspective on the production of science in epidemiology and data for health research in Brazil. They suggest that STS can deepen critical reflection on the production of research involving the relationship between population data and health outcomes in specific studies that explore how "the social" enacts on health and disease.

Mary Foley Benson, 20th Century Scientific Illustration, and Women in STEM

Jul 10 2023

In this blog post, art historian Srđan Tunić shares his research process in investigating the artworks of scientific illustrator Mary Foley Benson.

ENDURE: Inequalities, Community Resilience and New Governance Modalities in a Post-Pandemic World

Jul 3 2023

Marina Fontolan briefly describes the objectives and ongoing activities of a transnational project (ENDURE) that examines the short- and long-term consequences of Covid-19 from a comparative perspective that draws upon historical, sociological, political science, media studies, and cultural research.

Some Reflections on Co-editing in Pandemic Times

May 22 2023

In this blog post, Vishal Nyayapathi reflects on the process of collaboratively preparing a text for publication in pandemic times. They invite further discussion around moments when the task of editing conflicts with a desire to refuse declaring what ought to be.

Designing Natural Things: How Images Make Meaning in History of Science

May 8 2023

The editors of Natural Things in Early Modern Worlds offer a window into the process of creating an edited volume that draws together historians and designers.

The Enantiodromia Yin-Yang Dual Time System

Mar 23 2023

Rey Tiquia describes the challenges for those trying to live according to local space, local time and local culture, while dominated by abstract, universalizing and modernistic temporal systems such as the Gregorian calendar. He offers a possibility of creating a local and situated interpretation of a time system that synchronizes the Traditional Chinese Calendar (TCC) with the Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).

Leaky Pipes. State and Infrastructural Violence in the Colombian Frontier

Dec 12 2022

In this post, Felipe Fernández shows how the crumbling water infrastructure in Buenaventura, a Colombian port-city, fuels and reproduces mechanisms of marginalization and exclusion.

Labor Tech Research Network: A Community Dedicated to Scholarship and Activism

Dec 5 2022

Labor Tech Research Network (LTRN) is a community of people dedicated to analyzing issues of labor and technology from an anti-racist, feminist, and transnational perspective. This blog post provides a history of LTRN’s formation and outlines their critical research on labor and technology.

Wait and profit. How mould grows on market speculation in Kenya

Oct 28 2022

This article investigates how Kenyan farmers' storage of potatoes follows a market logic of speculation and profit-maximization. Contrary to capitalist theories of modernization, this does not lead to better and safer food available for consumers but allows mould and rot to thrive.

Datos de feminicidio, trabajo emocional y autocuidado (also available in ENG and POR)

Jun 13 2022

In this post, members of the action-research project, Data Against Feminicide, discuss the emotional burden of producing feminicide data. They also share how collaborating collectively can make gender-related violence visible and draw attention to the lack of official data. This is a bilingual post (Available in Español and English).

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