Annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) 2017

Annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) 2017

Professor Iris Eisenberger is chairing a panel session on ‘Citizen Science Politics and Practices‘. The panel is part of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), which took place in Boston, Massachusetts, from August 30 to September 2, 2017. she also presented the latest proceedings of the current citizen science project ‘Earth Construction in the Weinviertel’.

Conference theme: STS (In)Sensibilities

If sensibility is the ability to grasp and to respond, how might we articulate the (in)sensibilities of contemporary technoscience? How, similarly, can we reflect on the extent and limits of our own sensibilities as STS scholars, teachers, and activists? The conference theme invites an open reading and exploration of how the world is made differently sense-able through multiple discourses and practices of knowledge-making.

As part of this conference, Iris Eisenberger (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna), Melanie Dulong de Rosnay (ISCC CNRS Paris Sorbonne) and and Shun-Ling Chen (Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica) are chairs of the panel ‘Citizen Science Politics and Practices II’, which takes place on September 1.

The panel invites STS scholars, historians of science and techno-legal researchers to propose case studies and theoretical contributions exploring the boundaries of citizen science, as well as its techno-scientific and public policy impact for community-building, civic participation, the development of commons, and the production of knowledge.

A report on the conference, written by Annemarie Hofer, student assistant at the Institute of Law, can be found here.