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Thursday, November 13, 2014

CASCA: Conferences, Calls for Papers, Events/Colloques, Appels à communication, Évènements

Conferences and calls for papers/Colloques et Appels à communication:

Les colloques et appels à communication suivants viennent d'être ajoutés à
notre page web:

The following conference announcements and calls for papers have just been
added to our web page:

-CFP: Canadian Women's Studies Association/L'association Canadienne
Des Études Sur Les Femmes (Cwsa/Acef)- WGSRF Annual Conference-
University of Ottawa- May/June 2015

-CFP: Lusophone Studies Association Halifax Conference: June/July
2015, SMU, Halifax

-CFP: Sovereignties and Colonialisms: Resisting Racism, Extraction and
Dispossession - April/May 2015, York University

-CFP: AlterNative

-INDIGENOUS HEALTH CONFERENCE, November 20-21, 2014, Toronto

-Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums International Conference
- Washington, DC, 2015

-9th European Feminist Research Conference -Sex & Capital, June 2015, Finland

-Colloque: DIEU ET L'AFRIQUE. Une approche prophétique, émancipatrice
et pluridisciplinaire, l'Université d'Ottawa, 13 decembre 2014

-Grad Symposium Call for Papers: System Breakdown? Critical
Reflections on the European Union in Crisis - Dalhousie University,
March 2015

-CFP: Women and Gender: Looking Toward 'Caribbeanness'

-Appel à Communication. Colloque AMADES 2015 "Ce que guérir veut dire"

See them and others on our website:

Consultez-les ou voyez toute la liste en visitant notre site web:


France announces series of MOOCs through the French FUN network,
easily accessible at:
( French).
Most of the courses are in French, although some are available in
German or English.

Bruno Latour - A Primer in SCIENTIFIC HUMANITIES

"Scientific humanities" means the extension of interpretative skills
to the discoveries made by science and to technical innovations. The
course will equip future citizens with the means to be at ease with
many issues that straddle the distinctions between science, morality,
politics and society.

The course provides concepts and methods to :

learn the basics of the field called "science and technology studies",
a vast corpus of literature developed over the last forty years to
give a realistic description of knowledge production
handle the flood of different opinions about contentious issues and
order the various positions by using the tools now available through
digital media
comment on those different pieces of news in a more articulated way
through a specifically designed blog.
Course Format : the course is organized in 8 sequences It displays
multimedia contents (images, video, original documents)



Professor at Sciences Po

Bruno Latour was trained as a philosopher and an anthropologist. From
1982 to 2006, he has been professor at the CSI (Ecole des mines) in
Paris. He is now professor at Sciences Po where he created the
medialab in 2009. He became famous for his social studies of science
and technology. He developed with others a widely known theory called
"Actor Network Theory".


The course is designed for undergraduates but since the topic of
scientific humanities is not widely known, it will be of interest for
graduates and for the general public as well. It does not require a
degree in science and technology.


The course is available in english and the assignments must be done in


Week 1: How to patrol the borderline between science and politics?

Week 2: How to find one's way in the scientific literature?

Week 3: How to handle technical innovations?

Week 4: How to deal with controversies?

Week 5: Feedback: Bruno Latour comments on your blogs

Week 6: How to understand the shifting nature of the natural world?

Week 7: How to become a citizen in the public life of science and technology?

Week 8: Feebdback: Bruno Latour comments on your participation in
public debates


of the course :
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website for personal uses, the name of the author should always be

of the content produced by users :
Restrictive Licence : the content you produce is part of your
intellectual property and therefore cannot be reused

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