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Where has STS Traveled? Celebrating 40th Anniversary of the Inaugural Meeting of the Society for Social Science

Friday, October 28, 2016 at 9:00am to 6:00pm

Clark Hall, 700
Central Campus

Thursday, 27 October 2016
4:30 – 6:30 Introduction, Plenary, and Reception
Opening remarks and welcome: Bruce Lewenstein, Chair, Cornell S&TS Department

Plenary: Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School; and Founding Chair, Cornell S&TS Department

Friday, 28 October 2016

9:00 – 10:30: The 1976 meeting: Reflections
Participants: Stuart Blume (Univ. Amsterdam), Robert Bud (Science Museum), Thomas Gieryn (Indiana Univ.), Ed Hackett (Brandeis Univ.), Karin Knorr Cetina (Univ. Chicago), Bruno Latour (Sciences Po), Sal Restivo (NYU), Steve Woolgar (Oxford Univ.)

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee

11:00 – 12:30 Perspectives on STS
Thomas Gieryn, Indiana University, “Getting to Truth-Spot: How DO Places Make People Believe?”
Michael Mascarenhas, RPI, "White Spaces and Black Boxes. Race and STS."
Discussant: Aryn Martin, York University

12:30 – 2:00: Lunch and Panel Discussion on STS Literature
Featuring editors and former editors of STS journals

2:00 – 3:30: Some Recent Travels in STS
Karin Knorr Cetina, University of Chicago, “Sampling the Technosphere of Finance: Three Transitions of What?”
Steve Woolgar, Linköping University, and Oxford University, “We Have Never Been Otherwise.”
Discussant: Hélène Mialet, York University

3:30 – 4:00: Coffee

4:00 – 5:30: Panel Discussion from Graduate Students – Where do We See STS Headed?
Featuring students from Cornell, RPI, MIT, Penn, and others

5:30 – 6:00: Concluding remarks

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