[Iag-list] Australasian STS graduate official launch and networking meeting (AusSTS) - Wednesday 31st January 2018, 4pm-6pm

Tim Neale timneale at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 15:05:53 AEDT 2018

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

You are invited to the official launch and inaugural network meeting of the
Australasian STS graduate network, sponsored by the Deakin Science and
Society Network. The network will be launched by SSN Convenor Professor
Emma Kowal from the Alfred Deakin Institute with guest speaker Professor
Helen Verran from Charles Darwin University.

*Event details:*
Australasian STS graduate network (AusSTS) official launch and inaugural
Date: Wednesday 31st January, 2018 4pm - 6pm
Venue: Deakin Downtown – Level 12 Tower 2 - 727 Collins Street Melbourne
Cost: Free, please register with eventbrite
later than January 25.

Light refreshments will be served following official launch and talks.

*About the Speakers:*
Emma Kowal is Professor of Anthropology at the Alfred Deakin Institute and
Convener of the Science and Society Network at Deakin University. She is a
cultural and historical anthropologist who previously worked as a medical
doctor and public health researcher in Indigenous health. Much of her work
is at the intersection of science and technology studies, postcolonial
studies and indigenous studies. Her publications include the monograph
Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good in Indigenous Australia and the collection
(co-edited with Joanna Radin) Cryopolitics: Frozen Life in a Melting World.
Her current book project is entitled Haunting Biology: Science and
Indigeneity in Australia.

Professor Helen Verran scholarly life began in the natural sciences. She
wrote Science and an African Logic (Univ of Chicago Press, 2001) after
wrestling with philosophical questions around science and numbers when
working in teacher education in Nigeria. Between late 1980s and 2012 she
taught the History and Philosophy of Science at University of Melbourne.
During that time, her research focus involved working with Yolngu
Aboriginal Australians in Arnhem Land as they endeavoured to engage with
science and scientists. She is currently working at the Northern Institute,
interested in policy and politics in the areas of environmentalism and
indigeneity. Her approach to analysis in these areas can be understood as a
form of empirical philosophy.

The AusSTS is a network of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and PhD
Researchers (Phds) in social studies of science and technology. The network
was established in late 2017 by a small group of STS PhDs and ECRs in
Melbourne, Australia.

We host social, professional and academic events to support ECRs and PhDs
to create a community in STS across Australia.

To join the (AusSTS) and receive updates about events and activities signup
at our Google group 'Australasian STS Grad Network (AusSTS)' and follow us
on Twitter @gradSTSau. <https://twitter.com/gradSTSau>

If you would like to get more actively involved (eg: hosting an event or
activity or presenting) please contact us atAuGradSTSnetwork at gmail.com and
let us know how we can assist.

For any other information, please contact AuGradSTSnetwork at gmail.com or
visit us at Deakin SSN

Kind Regards

Barbara Bok and Thao Phan
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