February 7, 2020, North York, Ontario, Canada
The graduate program in Science & Technology Studies at York University is pleased to host the inaugural STS Futures symposium on February 7, 2020 from 9:00am-5:30pm. Light refreshments to be served from 8:30-9:00am.
We invite scholars to reflect on the changing landscapes of STS, to consider the futures of STS as discipline, practice, field or assemblage, and to discuss the future of graduate training in STS. STS as a field has increasing social and political relevance for the world as we see dramatic shifts in the climate, speculative claims about computer-human interfaces, disturbing trends in security practices, increasing public mistrust of evidence and its relationship to policy, private forays into space exploration, and new revolutionary technologies across a range of fields. There will be three roundtable discussions to uncover this landscape: Knowledge Infrastructures; Activisms; Democracies and Publics.
The event will begin with a keynote by esteemed scholar Dr. Sheila Jasanoff, followed by the roundtables with STS scholars and graduate students from the EU, UK, US, and Canada to consider the multiple futures of STS, including the importance of graduate training in the future of STS as a field/discipline, and to imagine new innovative models for critical pedagogy in STS.
When: Friday, February 7, 2020; 9:00am–5:30pm
Where: 140 HNES, Keele Campus, York University (map here)
Admission is free. All are welcome.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP in advance.
For more information, please contact the Organizing Committee Chair: Denielle Elliott.
Plus York faculty and graduate students
Sarah Qidwai (UofT)
Posted: January 17, 2020