CFP 2016

* The 2016 midweSTS Call for Papers is now closed.* 

midweSTS invites graduate student submissions for a 2-day workshop addressing themes in critical, decolonial, feminist, anti-racist, transnational, queer, and ecological potentials in science and technology studies, as well as critical doing/making.  We invite works engaging in both the politics of creation and political intervention – and scholars working in the regional inbetween that gets called “midwest,” but that can also be described as the Great Lakes region variously territorialized by histories of settler colonialism, indigenous presence and practice, industrialism and alternatives to, black technocultures, migrant makings, and visible and invisible genealogies of innovation. It’s a region that today is often positioned as a deindustrial periphery despite its lively and ongoing technoscientifc and political innovations, experimentations, and solidarities.  This event hopes to gather together the exciting critical work being created in this region towards building stronger networks and communities between emerging scholars and researchers.

We welcome 500-700 word proposals for a variety of formats – from dissertation-based projects and standard talks to hands-on workshops and  interdisciplinary demos. Proposals should  include:

  • A description of the content and style of your presentation.
  • A short biography elaborating on your interest in participating.
  • 5 Keywords, concepts or themes that your project can be tagged by.

Hands-on workshops will be limited to half an hour and presentations and demos to approximately fifteen minutes. Basic supplies will be offered on site. Free housing with local grads is also available on a first come first served basis.

Please submit your proposal to: midwests.workshop@gmail.com by our extended deadline of: Friday June 24th, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact the organizers at midwests.workshop@gmail.com, with a copy to achan@illinois.edu.

* As there is limited space available, a registration fee of $45 is asked of participants to confirm attendance.