Science in Public Conference 2017

La 11ª edición del congreso “Science in Public” se llevará a cabo del 10 al 12 de julio en la Universidad de Sheffield. La convocatoria a envío de resúmenes cierra el 18 de abril.


10th-12th July 2017, University of Sheffield. #SIPsheff17


Keynote speakers:

Day 1 : Prof. Sarah Whatmore (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford).

Day 2: Prof. Steven Shapin (Department of the History of Science, Harvard University)

Day 3: Prof. Dan Sarewitz (Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University)

**Call for Papers open now** Closes April 18th.

Submissions are now being accepted for #SiPsheff17. Please submit your paper proposal of no more than 300 words as a Word document to the appropriate panel at the links below:

Queries related to panels should be directed to the panel organisers (contact details available on the list of open panels). Successful paper submitters will be informed on April 26th.

A limited number of early bird registration places will become available on May 1st.


Science and technology are essential ingredients of our humanity. The emergence of fruitful and diverse scholarly perspectives on the history, practice, communication, governance and impacts of scientific knowledge reflects this fact. Yet rapid scientific and technological change has also unsettled the idea of what it means to be human; for example, through new frontiers in physical and cognitive enhancement, shift to knowledge economies, and potential threats to employment from mass automation. These changes take place in a context of broader challenges to expertise and evidence, dramatically illustrated by the EU referendum and the election of Donald Trump. Taking these matters seriously calls for a renewed focus on compassion, benevolence and civilization. This year at Science in Public, we ask:

How do science and technology affect what it means to be human?

We invite proposals for papers and other interventions from a wide range of disciplines – including STS, history of science, science communication, sociology, law, disability studies, geography, urban studies, development studies – that reflect on this question across a range of topics including, but not limited to:

Law, governance and new technologies
Responsible research and innovation
Political economy of science and technology
Gender, science and technology
Science policy
History of science and technology
The citizen in science and technology
Race and postcoloniality
Dis/ability in science and technology
Social, political and scientific imaginaries
Science and technology in science fiction
Science, art and humanity
Public involvement in science and technology
Social media as (in)humane technology
Human enhancement
Grand challenges to the future of humanity
Geographies of science and technology
Science and sustainability

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