STS Discussion Group: Programme for Trinity Term 2011

by Tanja Schneider

Here is the preliminary programme for this term’s STS Discussion Group. Each session is dedicated to a specific topic, which we will discuss on the basis of required readings. We will meet in the James Martin Seminar Room at InSIS in Oxford. Please note the changing times and days. All welcome!

Week 2:
Wednesday 11 May 2011, 15.00–16.30
Object-oriented Philosophy and its Relation to STS
Visiting speaker: Graham Harman, The American University in Cairo

G. Harman (2009) The Prince of Networks, Melbourne:, chapter 6.

Week 3:
Wednesday 18 May 2011, 15.00–16.30
Ontologies for Developing Things

C. Bruun Jensen (2010) Ontologies for Developing Things: Making Health Care Futures through Technologies, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, chapters 1, 2 and 9.

Week 4:
Thursday 26 May 2011, 11.00–12.30
Care and STS

M. Puig de la Bellacasa (2010) ‘Matters of care in technoscience: assembling neglected things’, Social Studies of Science, Vol.  XX(X) 1–22.

A. Mol, I. Moser and J. Pols (2010) ‘Care: putting practice into theory’ in: A. Mol, I. Moser and J. Pols Care in Practice: On Tinkering in Clinics, Homes and Farms, Bielefeld: Transcript, pp. 7-21.

Week 5:
Thursday 2 June 2011, 11.00–12.30
Social Studies of Markets

K.  Çalışkan, and M. Callon (2010) ‘Economization, part 2: a research programme for the study of markets‘, Economy and Society, 39(1) 1 -32.

D. MacKenzie (2010) ‘The credit crisis as a problem in the sociology of knowledge’, Working paper.

Week 6:
Wednesday 8 June 2011, 11.00–12.30
In Remembrance of Harold Garfinkel

H. Garfinkel (1967/1984) Studies in Ethnomethodology, Malden MA: Polity Press/Blackwell Publishing, chapter 3.

Week 7:
Thursday 16 June 2011. 11.00–12.30
The Political Practice of STS – interfering description vs. the composition of a common world

J. Law (2009) ‘The Greer-Bush test: On politics in STS’, Version of 23rd December 2009.

B. Latour (2010) ‘An attempt at a “Compositionist Manifesto‘, New Literary History, Vol. 41, 471-490.

Week 8:
Thursday 23 June 2011, Time tbc
Punting on the Cherwell

Please e-mail me to sign up or ask a question.

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