Pre-Conference, Wednesday 12 June

 

Please notice! The pre-conference with sessions on students papers and impact workshop is by INVITATION ONLY.

The keynote of Sheila Jasanoff is open for all.

10.15 – 11.45 For accepted participants only: Student papers
12.00 – 13.30 For accepted participants only: Impact workshop, Stefan de Jong, University of Manchester & Reetta Muhonen, Tampere University
13.45 – 16.00 For accepted participants only: Student papers
14.15 A listening walk: a workshop for  registered conference participants (FULL!)

A method used by urban scholars and in soundscape studies, a listening walk can be used as a way of examining knowledge production, sensory affordances, and auditory access in urban spaces. The workshop will comprise of an introduction to the method, a guided walk in the Tampere city centre (45 minutes), and a discussion. The guide of the walk, Meri Kytö (Tampere University) is a soundscape scholar specializing in sensory agency and technology.

To participate, please sign up when registering to the conference. The group size is limited to 20 persons in order of registration. The walk is suitable for people using hearing aids and cochlear implants.

Walk starts at 14.15 from the City centre campus, Linna building, Kalevantie 5. The guide of the walk, Meri Kytö, will wait for the registrated participants in the front of the info desk, at the lobby of Linna building.

16.15 – 17.15 Keynote: Professor Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard Kennedy School
STS in a Post-Truth Age
Organised in collaboration with the Centre for Consumer Society Research, University of HelsinkiChair: Salla Sariola, University of HelsinkiLecture hall D10a, Main building. The keynote lecture is open for all.

18.00
City of Tampere welcomes all Nordic STS 2019 conference and pre-conference participants to a reception to Vapriikki Museum Centre, Alaverstaanraitti 5 (see the location on the map here).

 

Thursday 13 June

Venue: Tampere University, City centre campus, Main building, Kalevantie 4

Session programme

Session descriptions

8.30 – 9.15 Registration, Main building lobby
9.15 – 9.30 Opening, lecture hall D10a
Reetta Muhonen, Chair of the Finnish Society for Science and Technology Studies
9.30 – 10.30 Keynote: Associate Professor Mianna Meskus, Tampere University
Craft, biology and aging: Exploring the material politics of science
Chair: Venla Oikkonen, Tampere University
Lecture hall D10a
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break
Main Auditorium foyer, 2nd floor
10.45 – 12.05 Parallel sessions 1
Ethnographic Studies on Science, Technology, and Society
Care in STS – objects, transformations and politics (room A2b)
Gender and intersectionality in research and innovation (room C8)
Revisiting Science-Society Relations in the Post-Truth Era (room A05)
Challenges of sustainable knowledge production in inter- and transdisciplinary research (room A06)
More-than-human technologies at homes, farms and in laboratories (room A07)
Techno-scientific practices and research collaborations (room A08)
STS and Social Media (room D12)
12.05 – 13.30 Lunch
Main Auditorium foyer, 2nd floor
13.30 – 14.50 Parallel sessions 2
Struggling with Ignorance and Uncertainty in the AI-driven Society (room A2a)
Care in STS – objects, transformations and politics (room A2b)
Gender and intersectionality in research and innovation (room C8)
Governance and knowledge of human-microbe relations (room C6)
Revisiting Science-Society Relations in the Post-Truth Era (room A05)
Challenges of sustainable knowledge production in inter- and transdisciplinary research (room A06)
More-than-human technologies at homes, farms and in laboratories (room A07)
Techno-scientific practices and research collaborations (room A08)
Becoming of the Data-driven Society (room D12)
14.50 – 15.15 Coffee break
Main auditorium foyer, 2nd floor
15.15 – 16.15 Keynote: Professor Harro van Lente, University of Maastricht
Needs and technology: new questions for STS
Chair: Stefan de Jong, Leiden University
Lecture hall D10a
16.15 – 16.30 Break
16.30 – 18.10 Parallel sessions 3
Struggling with Ignorance and Uncertainty in the AI-driven Society (room A2a)
Care in STS – objects, transformations and politics (room A2b)
Gender and intersectionality in research and innovation (room C8)
Governance and knowledge of human-microbe relations (room C6)
Creating Academic Knowledge in the Age of Research Impact (room A06)
The economization of nature (room A08)
Catalysts for sustainability transitions (room A07)
Science and Innovation Policy (room A05)
Becoming of the Data-driven Society (room D12)
19.00 Conference dinner
Congress and Culture Centre Puistotorni, address Hämeenpuisto 28

 

Friday 14 June

 Venue: Tampere University, City centre campus, Main building, Kalevantie 4

Session programme

Session descriptions

9.00 – 9.45 Parallel sessions 4
Care in STS – objects, transformations and politics (room A2b)
Gender and intersectionality in research and innovation (room C8)
Medical Practice and the Impact of New Treatments and Technologies (room A06)
Catalysts for sustainability transitions (room A07)
Meeting Food and ‘fooding’ (room D12)
Reconfigurations of infrastructure in the algorithmic age (room A08)
9.45 – 10.00 Coffee break
Lobby outside lecture hall D10a
10.00 – 11.00 Parallel sessions 5
Alternative Perspectives: Humanities Methodologies within Science and Technology Studies (room D14)
Care in STS – objects, transformations and politics (room A2b)
Gender and intersectionality in research and innovation (room C8)
STS – Design – Sustainability (room C6)
Medical Practice and the Impact of New Treatments and Technologies (room A06)
Responsible research and innovation in science and technology (room A05)
Catalysts for sustainability transitions (room A07)
Meeting Food and ‘fooding’ (room D12)
Reconfigurations of infrastructure in the algorithmic age (room A08)
11.00 – 11.15 Break
11.15 – 12.15 Keynote: Professor Maria Nedeva, University of Manchester
Studying Research Evaluation: from thick descriptions to comparative analysis
Chair: Rebecca Boden, Tampere University
Lecture hall D10a
12.15 – 13.30 Lunch
Lobby outside lecture hall D10a
13.30 – 14.30 Parallel sessions 6
Changing modes of visualization (room A07)
Care in STS – objects, transformations and politics (room A2b)
STS in Food Studies and Food and food system design (room C6)
Infrastructuring migration: doing STS within/about mobility (room D14)
Responsible research and innovation in science and technology (room A05)
How do technologies die? (room D13)
Special panel: The local institutionalization of STS – Challenges, advantages and possibilities (room C8)
Reconfigurations of infrastructure in the algorithmic age (room A08)
14.30 – 15.00 Coffee
Lobby outside lecture hall D10a
15.00 – 16.00 Parallel sessions 7
Sound, Body, and Technology (room A07)
STS and Social Media (room D12)
STS in Food Studies and Food and food system design (room C6)
Data, governance, welfare: Nordic perspectives (room A06)
Infrastructuring migration: doing STS within/about mobility (room D14)
How do technologies die? (room D13)
16.15 Closing
Sampsa Hyysalo, Member of the Nordic STS Scientific committee, Professor of CoDesign, Aalto University
Lecture hall D10a