CW01
Recommended reading: opening up STS syllabi (Workshop)

Convenors:
Michaela Spencer (Charles Darwin University)
Julien McHardy (Mattering Press)
Stream:
Confluence, collaboration and intersection
Location:
FASS Building Meeting Room 1
Start time:
26 July, 2018 at 14:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

A workshop hosted by STS-focused Open Access book publisher Mattering Press. Inspired by 'hackfest' methods, this event supports the practical creation of shared and openly available STS syllabi while grappling with conceptual questions about what matters now for STS. The workshop can host max. 20 people You can preregister via this link here: https://goo.gl/forms/6X68CVo4mCnYyEhp2

Long abstract:

This workshop, hosted by STS-focused Open Access book publisher Mattering Press, will bring together scholars to explore the collaborative development of new STS syllabi. The event is inspired by 'hackfest' methods and seeks to support the practical creation of a shared STS resource, and grapple with conceptual questions about what matters now for STS. The aim will be to open up the question of the 'canon' of STS research, including the methods that have been used to stabilise it to date, and the various politics it involves. As such, it is an intervention in the field that aims to explore new directions in STS, whether theoretical, empirical, or methodological, while experimenting with the potential that collaboration can offer to such activities. The event will be carefully structured to ensure that participants are able to make meaningful and achievable contributions within the time available. Practically, the session will include: (1) speakers providing short statements concerning themes within STS that they see as particularly pressing; (2) collective discussion; (3) groups working together to create a live-edited resource made immediately available as a conference output. In time, we expect to solicit short essays that make a case for why a particular STS theme matters and what is at stake in teaching and researching it. In so doing, this workshop will explicitly open up the politics of STS knowledge production, in keeping with themes explored by a number of Mattering Press books. The workshop can host max. 20 people You can preregister via this link here: https://goo.gl/forms/6X68CVo4mCnYyEhp2