CFP: IHPST graduate workshop

Submission deadline: November 15, 2023

Conference date(s):
March 22, 2024 - March 23, 2024

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This event is available both online and in-person

Conference Venue:

Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

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The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for our annual graduate workshop. This year our theme is A Piece of the Action: Participation and consumption in/around science. Submissions are due November 15th, 2023 to [email protected].   Who has the privilege of being given a voice in developing new technologies? What makes some forms of citizen science legitimate but not others? How have social movements and medical discoveries transformed the doctor-patient relationship? What affirms legitimate contributions to scientific knowledge? We welcome proposals from graduate scholars in history, philosophy, and other disciplines whose work relates to the theme.   The workshop will take place on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23, 2024. If accepted, participants will present a 30-minute presentation on a 3000-4000 word paper. Participants will receive comments from a faculty member affiliated with the IHPST before opening the floor for general Q&A. As such, we will require that accepted presenters submit their full papers in early February. Accepted papers will have the opportunity to be submitted for publication in Spontaneous Generations, a Journal for the Institute of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. We will be running the workshop hybrid, and though there is no fee, we cannot cover travel or accommodation costs.

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