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Recent Member Publications - February 2024 update

Published On: Feb 19 2024

Recent publications by 4S members. If you would like to feature a recent publication on a future edition of this monthly list, please use this form: https://members.4sonline.org/members/form.php?orgcode=4S&fid=5679535. Access is restricted to the 4S community.

CFP: European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW)

Published On: Feb 19 2024

Deadline: Feb 23, 2024

The European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW) is an international venue on practice-centred computing and the design of cooperation technologies. This year, the 22nd edition of ECSCW will take place in Rimini, Italy, from 17 to 21 June 2024.

Research fellowship (post-doc level) at the University of Milan, for a project on The European Health Data Space: Anticipating Ethical, Governance and Socio-Political Challenges.

Published On: Feb 19 2024

Deadline: Mar 7, 2024

The research project is aimed at scrutinizing the impact and anticipating challenges arising from the implementation of the Regulation on the European Health Data Space (EHDS), which is poised to have transformative effects for health research and care systems in Europe (Marelli et al., Health Policy 2023). By means of an interdisciplinary approach based on qualitative research, data governance, and research ethics methodologies, we will engage with key stakeholders in the health and policy domain at the Italian and EU level to probe opportunities and challenges posed by the establishment of t...

CSSM PhD School in June 2024

Published On: Feb 19 2024

Deadline: May 29, 2024

The Centre for the Social Study of Microbes<https://www.socialmicrobes.org/> is happy to announce that we are now accepting applications to our annual PhD School in Helsinki on June 12-14, 2024. The PhD School is a unique opportunity to develop your current research in a supportive atmosphere, get mentoring from CSSM researchers, and meet others exploring similar questions.

Group of Friends on Science for Action statement on gender equality in science, and updates from the International Science Council and ISC community

Published On: Feb 16 2024

Acknowledging the persistent gender gap in STEM worldwide, the ISC and UNESCO supported a statement by Ambassador Kridelka at the 9th Assembly of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. He represented the co-chairs of the UN Group of Friends on Science for Action, calling for global efforts to dismantle gender stereotypes in science.

UT Austin Postdoctoral Fellow, Work at the Human-AI Frontier

Published On: Feb 16 2024

Deadline: Mar 1, 2024

Good Systems, Ethical AI at UT Austin, is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on the theme of “Work at the Human-AI Frontier” as it relates to Good Systems core research projects, which investigate the ethical implications of AI technologies in society in the areas of surveillance and privacy, racial equity, smart cities, mis- and dis-information, human-robot interaction, and smart hand tools and the future of work.

CFP: Critical Studies Network

Published On: Feb 16 2024

Deadline: Feb 23, 2024

The Critical Studies Network, the latest network of the Social Science History Association, invites you to submit panels, papers, and book session proposals for the SSHA annual conference.

UC Santa Cruz: Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Community Studies

Published On: Feb 16 2024

Deadline: Mar 11, 2024

The Community Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor and Director of Community Studies. Founded in 1969, Community Studies is UCSC’s oldest interdisciplinary undergraduate program and a national pioneer in experiential education related to community activism, social movements, and social justice. Now aligned with the Sociology Department, the program’s core curriculum is centered on an extended Field Study in which students work to build community capacity for social change within organizations and s...

New book: Aibar, Eduard. (2023). El culto a la innovación. Barcelona: NED ediciones.

Published On: Feb 9 2024

The dominant tendency to place innovation as the backbone of any social, cultural or political change is based on a highly biased view of technology and its historical evolution. The focus on innovation obscures key aspects of the social embeddedness of technology - use and users, maintenance, repair, production - and obscures the immense relevance of mundane technologies and infrastructures. The ideology of innovation propagates a narrow, deterministic and fatalistic conception of technology which, despite its apparent neutrality and illusory aseptic character, has become the last resort of t...

Oceaning: New Book by Adam Fish

Published On: Feb 9 2024

Duke University Press announces the upcoming publication of Oceaning: Governing Marine Life with Drones by Adam Fish (February 2024). The book examines how the use of drones in ocean conservation—such as using them to check the vitality of whales, seals, turtles, and coral reefs—can help create an ocean whose flourishing both depends upon and escapes the control of technologies. Adam Fish is a Scientia Associate Professor of Arts and the Media at the University of New South Wales, author of Technoliberalism and the End of Participatory Culture in the United States, and coauthor of ...

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