The conference will take place at the Aula am Campus; the locations for the conference dinner and the workshop will be indicated in the programme.

Please keep in mind that this is a preliminary programme that might still be subject to change.

Thursday, 20 November

12.00 – 12.45 Registration
12.45 – 13.15 Welcome note
13.15 – 14.15 Keynote: Els Rommes
14.15 – 14.45 Coffee break
14.45 – 16.15 Panel 1: Engaging Worlds – Researchers and Epistemologies

  • Lindsay Poirier: Informating the Social Sciences: Thought Styles, Standpoints and Politics
  • Chiara Carrozza & Andrea Gaspar: Digital ways of knowing: the digital turn in social sciences and their epistemological utopias
  • Tomáš Karger: Infrastructure of Knowledge Production in Free and Open Source Software Development
16.15 – 16.45 Coffee break
16.45 – 18.15 Panel 2: Assessing Worlds – Governmentality and Neoliberalism

  • Lisa Sigl: (Self-)Governance of Academic Work Cultures by Embodied Anxiety: Self-exploitation & Spaces of Freedom in Precarious Times
  • Boka En & Ágnes Fülöp: Not Excellent Enough: Norms, Risks and Optimisation in the Quantified Self Movement
  • Debojyoti Das: Panoptical and State Power: Citizen Refugees, Political Prosecution and Tigers in the Sundarbans
19.00 Conference dinner

The conference dinner will include vegan and vegetarian options.
The location will be announced soon.

Friday, 21 November

9.30 – 11.00 Panel 3: Green Worlds – Nature, Culture, Policy

  • Victoria Neumann: Old, new world plus climate change? How the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change redraws boundaries between the global and the local
  • Benedikt Endler, Matilde Igual Capdevila & Adrijan Karavdic: The Green Storm
  • Thomas Völker: Imagining Science-Society Relations in a Changing World: The Case of Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research in Austria
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 13.00 Panel 4: Changing Worlds – Activism and Empowerment

  • Tom Bieling, Tiago Martins & Gesche Joost: Empowering Interaction: Design Research for the Real World
  • Vlasta Stulíková: Still not loving food waste: Anti-food-waste activism and its material practices in the Czech context
  • Christopher Clay: #GamerGate and (non-)ideology
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break
14.30 – 16.00 Panel 5: Optimising Worlds – Humans, Machines and Cities

  • Agata Stasik & Olga Rodak: Technology for the people, by the people: makers movements’ brave experiments with social ‘reality’
  • Tereza Virtová: Production of a fluid production: ethnography in a global factory in the Czech Republic
  • Olesya Benedikt: Smart City Songdo – optimised environment, ‘optimised’ quality of life?
16.00 – 16.15 Coffee break
16.15 – 17.15 Keynote: Alan Irwin

Excellence and responsibility in social scientific research: both, neither, either/or?

Saturday, 22 November

9.30 – 11.00 Panel 6: Changing Scientific Worlds – Doing Science Differently

  • Stephen Hughes: Responsible Research and Innovation and its Discontents
  • Doris Arztmann, Teresa Wintersteller & Veronika Wöhrer: Creating Academic Sets of Knowledge through Participatory Action Research with Children
  • Andrea* Ida Malkah Klaura: Changing the world for whom? Some thoughts about trans*disciplinarity, feminist epistemologies and Participatory Design
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 – 11.45 Art performance

  • Blind Date Collaboration: On the Petri Dish (De­petri­fication)
11.45 – 12.30 Plenary discussion

Changing Worlds: Utopias & dystopias – opportunities for change?

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 17.00 Workshop on academic publishing

This workshop addresses particularly Master’s and PhD students who have little or no experience with publishing their own work in academic journals, but also other early-career researchers. It will be held at the STS department.

We especially encourage you to take part in this workshop if you plan to submit a paper to the special issue of the Graduate Journal of Social Science on the conference topics that will be published in 2015.