Data Then and Now Speaker Application
The title and theme of the seminar series is 'Data, Then and Now' -- a title intended to evoke a sense of historicism about what was data (whether 1540, 1980, or 2017), along with the emerging present of data (whether 1540, 1980, or 2017). Talks need not be straight histories of data technologies or practices, but the point of the series overall is to draw out the antecedents and continuities of our current data-centric moment. For this speaker series we are looking for STS scholars (broadly construed, but not too broadly), who will share their research on related topics. For an example, see our inaugural lecture delivered by Nicole Nelson.

Talks should be “tuned” for a highly diverse audience in terms of disciplinary background, as we expect a mix of STS scholars and researchers who practice data intensive computational methods. We encourage scholarship that engages technical issues but does so in a "human readable" manner. We welcome examinations of political topics (of whatever flavor), but done in a politic manner. We are excited by theory, but more so if done via grounded empirical investigations. We welcome applications from senior faculty, junior faculty, postdocs, as well as visiting or research professors.

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