Call for abstracts

The 9th STS Italia Conference welcomes paper proposals contributing to the effort of unpacking the ambiguous concept of "interest” from a more-than-human perspective. The conference is intended to provide a dynamic, equal and multidisciplinary context to present conceptual, methodological and analytical insights in the heterogeneous realm of social studies of science, technology and innovation.

Abstract submission

Abstract submissions open on November 28 until January 15, 2023.

Notification of abstract acceptance / rejection by February 20, 2023.

In order to submit an abstract please create an account on the conference platform and submit your contribution to one of the panels after account creation.

When using the conference platform to submit an abstract to a panel, you will need to choose which panel to submit to. Abstracts of up to 300 words should be sent in English and contain the main points, methods, and contributions to STS of the paper. Abstracts submitted to an open panel will be reviewed by the session's panel convenor(s).

Each participant can submit and present only one abstract as first author.

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Panel 1: “Ageing contested”. Exploring anti-ageing bio-hacking and repair practices in later life.

Organizers: Francesco Miele (1); Michela Cozza (2)

1: University of Trieste, Italy; 2: Mälardalen University, Sweden

 

Panel 2: The more-than-human politics of urban inequalities

Organizers: Rivke Jaffe (1); Francesca Pilo' (2)

1: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 2: Utrecht University, The Netherlands

 

Panel 3: Sociotechnical assemblages and practices of crisis planning and preparation: Imaginaries of infrastructure breakdown and its governance

Organizers: Silvia Rief

University of Innsbruck, Austria

 

Panel 4: How to design socially inclusive, healthy, and sustainable food systems? Exploring the legislative-policy gap

Organizers: Marco Borraccetti; Matteo Vittuari; Elisa Iori; Susanna Villani

University of Bologna, Italy

 

Panel 5: ‘Outbreak’: Science, governance, and responding otherwise to challenges to come

Organizers: Kari Lancaster (1); Tim Rhodes (1,2)

1: University of New South Wales, Australia; 2: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

 

Panel 6: The Sars-CoV-2 emergency narrative: A discursive-material approach

Organizers: Andrea Miconi (1); Simona Pezzano (1); Lorenzo Donghi (2); Alessandro Ricci (3); Sara Gandini (4)

1: IULM, Italy; 2: University of Pavia, Italy; 3: University of Bergamo, Italy; 4: European Institute of Oncology, Italy

 

Panel 7: Where’s the ‘intelligence’ in AI? Mattering, Placing and De-individuating AI

Organizers: Ludovico Rella (1); Fabio Iapaolo (2)

1: Durham University, United Kingdom; 2: Oxford Brookes, United Kingdowm

 

Panel 8: Where Sunstainable Plastic-transitions are going? Historical, Political and Social Lifes of plastic consumption and waste

Organizers: François Dedieu (1); stephanie Barral (1); Sebastien Dalgalarrondo (2); Tristan Fournier (2); Céline Pessis (3); Baptiste Monsaingeon (4); Laurent Pordier (2); Benjamin Raimbault (5)

1: Inrae, France; 2: Cnrs, France; 3: AgroParitech, france; 4: University of Reims-Champagne Ardenne, france; 5: ESIEE, france

 

Panel 9: Digital fieldwork after the pandemic – a ‘new normal’ of researching the social?

Organizers: Julie Sascia Mewes (1); Frauke Rohden (2); Mace Ojala (1)

1: Ruhr University Bochum; 2: University of Oslo

 

Panel 10: Games, experiments and redesign – Testing STS multimodal approaches

Organizers: Lorenzo Olivieri; Annalisa Pelizza; Claudio Coletta

University of Bologna, Italy

 

Panel 11: The digitazation of amateur film archives and the making of corporate-based collective memories

Organizers: Federico Pilati; Ilaria Ferretti

IULM, Italy

 

Panel 12: The interfaces that inform security knowledge and practice

Organizers: Claudia Aanonsen (1); Rocco Bellanova (2); Georgios Glouftsios (3)

1: NUPI, Norway; 2: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium; 3: Scuola di Studi Internazionali, Università di Trento, Italy

 

Panel 13: Artistic Intelligence? Making it together in the Multispecies World

Organizers: Silvia Casini (1); Gediminas Urbonas (2); Roberta Buiani (3); Philippe Sormani (4)

1: University of Aberdeen; 2: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 3: ArtSci Salon; 4: University of Lausanne

 

Panel 14: Securing worlds to come: Methods and interests in digital security

Organizers: Matt Spencer; Daniele Pizio; Ola Michalec

University of Warwick, United Kingdom

 

Panel 15: Boundary struggles: truth, interest and epistemic authority in a changing world

Organizers: Luigi Pellizzoni (1); Giuseppe Tipaldo (2); Barbara Sena (3)

1: University of Pisa, Italy; 2: University of Turin, Italy; 3: Unitelma Sapienza, Italy

 

Panel 16: Developing a robust food system applying a transdisciplinary approach beyond academia

Organizers: Carl Walter Matthias Kaiser (1); Cordula Scherer (2); Agnese Cretella (3)

1: Centre for the Study of the Sciences and Humanities, University of Bergen, Norway; 2: Centre for Environmental Humanities, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; 3: Department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna, Italy

 

Panel 17: Electricity Futures: materialising promises and disappointments

Organizers: Costanza Concetti (1); Leonard Schliesser (2)

1: Durham University, United Kingdom; 2: Durham University, United Kingdom

 

Panel 18: Interests in the circulation of knowledge: science communication as dissemination of ignorance

Organizers: Jorge Escobar-Ortiz (1); Jorge Márquez-Valderrama (2)

1: Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Colombia; 2: Universidad Nacional, sede Medellín, Colombia

 

Panel 19: Imaginary organisations for reinvented professions. Technological expectations and the construction of the world.

Organizers: Enrico Maria Piras (1); Roberto Lusardi (2)

1: Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy; 2: University of Bergamo

 

Panel 20: Extracting Humanness, Exploiting Labour: The Inhumane Face of Artificial Intelligence

Organizers: Fabio Morreale (1); Elham Bahmanteymouri (1); Brent Burmester (1); Matteo Pasquinelli (2)

1: University of Auckland, New Zealand; 2: University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe, Germany

 

Panel 21: A caring interest for the planet: making archives and readers *sensitive* in times of the new climatic regime

Organizers: Claudio Coletta (1); Paolo Giardullo (2)

1: University of Bologna, Italy; 2: University of Padua, Italy

 

Panel 22: How are STS interested in robotics?

Organizers: Letizia Zampino (1); Ilenia Picardi (2); Assunta Viteritti (3)

1: Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy; 2: University of Naples Federico II, Italy; 3: Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy

 

Panel 23: Unpacking the entanglements of governance with technoscience: is it an 'interesting' challenge in addressing good governance?

Organizers: Anwesha Chakraborty; Alice Fubini

University of Bologna, Italy

 

Panel 24: Questioning the material and infrastructural dimensions of social research: methods, tools and practices

Organizers: Attila Bruni (1); Paolo Magaudda (2)

1: University of Trento, Italy; 2: University of Padua, Italy

 

Panel 25: Interesting failures to come: history, actors, and scenarios in unsuccessful digital technologies projects

Organizers: Olga Usachova (1); Ginevra Sanvitale (2); Paul Edwards (3)

1: University of Padova, Italy; 2: Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; (3) Stanford University, USA

 

Panel 26: Interesting worlds as matters of caring and commoning

Organizers: Mariacristina Sciannamblo (1); Maurizio Teli (2); Giacomo Poderi (3)

1: Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; 2: Aalborg University; 3: IT University of Copenhagen

 

Panel 27: Critical posthumanism: interrogating cyborg imaginaries, practices and politics

Organizers: Erika Cudworth (1); Delia Langstone (2)

1: De Montfort University, UK, United Kingdom; 2: University of East London

 

Panel 28: The politicization of infrastructures. European transformations in the name of geopolitics, security, and crisis.

Organizers: Benedict Lang; Jan-Hendrik Passoth; Silvan Pollozek

European University Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

 

Panel 29: Materiality and research in museums of science, technology and medicine

Organizers: Simona Casonato

Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Milano, Italy

 

Panel 30: Algorithmic organizing and workers’ well-being

Organizers: PAOLO ROSSI; LIA TIRABENI

University of Milano Bicocca, Italy

 

Panel 31: Global Pathogens, Local Pathologies: Toward a more than human understanding of biosecurity

Organizers: Michele Bandiera (1); Christian Colella (2); Chiara Vacirca (3); Lucilla Barchetta (4); Pietro Autorino (5); Giulia Arrighetti (6); Enrico Milazzo (1); Jasmine Pisapia (7)

1: UNIPD; 2: CNR-IREA; 3: UNISALENTO; 4: UNIVE; 5: SNS; 6: UNITO; 7: SSHRC

 

Panel 32: Big politics of small things

Organizers: Andrzej Wojciech Nowak (1); Wiktoria Woźniak-Konieczka (2)

1: Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Philosophy, Poland; 2: Adam Mickiewicz University, Doctoral School of Humanities

 

Panel 33: Technologies, devices and ways of engaging with citizen science in the context of research and innovation: co-producing knowledge, co-designing technologies and co-creating research to address sustainability challenges

Organizers: Helena Solman (1); Julia Kirch Kirkegaard (2)

1: Wageningen University, Netherlands, The; 2: Danish Technical University, Denmark

 

Panel 34: Earthly and otherworldly challenges. On the mutual shaping of imaginaries, practices and discourses about Earth and Outer space

Organizers: Valentina Marcheselli (1); Marco Serino (2); Chiara Vassillo (2)

1: University of Trento, Italy; 2: University of Naples Federico II, Italy

 

Panel 35: The obsession with techno-futures in education

Organizers: Paolo Landri (1); Leonardo Piromalli (2); Assunta Viteritti (2)

1: IRPPS-CNR; 2: "Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy

 

Panel 36: Diagnosis, prognosis, treatment - Towards fair and sustainable care provisions in health systems and pharmaceutical innovation

Organizers: Hadewych Honné (1,2); Conor Douglas (3)

1: University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom; 2: KU Leuven, Belgium; 3: York University, Canada

 

Panel 37: Interesting participatory processes in science, technology and innovation: conditions, challenges and prospects for bottom-up innovation

Organizers: Simone Arnaldi (1); Stefano Crabu (2); Paolo Magaudda (2)

1: University of Trieste, Italy; 2: University of Padua, Italy

 

Panel 38: Disruptive crises? Reflecting on innovations, strategies and bottlenecks for the food worlds to come

Organizers: Agnese Cretella (1); Alice Dal Gobbo (2); Francesca Forno (2); Stefano Spillare (3)

1: Department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna, Italy; 2: Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, Italy; 3: Department of Sociology and Business law, University of Bologna, Italy

 

Panel 39: Resistance in action. Understanding countersurveillance practices, imaginaries, and activities in a digitally dense environment

Organizers: Veronica Moretti (1); Alessandro Caliandro (2); Barbara Morsello (3)

1: University of Bologna, Italy; 2: University of Pavia, Italy; 3: University of Padova, Italy

 

Panel 40: Publish or perish reloaded: The matrix of contemporary scientific publishing facing institutional research arrangements and the marketization of academic environments

Organizers: Stefano Crabu; Federico Neresini

University of Padova, Italy

 

Panel 41: More-than-human medicine? Unpacking the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies in healthcare settings

Organizers: Manuela Perrotta (1); Alina Geampana (2)

1: Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom; 2: Dutham University, United Kingdom

 

Panel 42: Revisiting identification and registration of humans and more-than-humans: long-term perspectives and implications

Organizers: Chiara Loschi; Annalisa Pelizza; Paul Trauttmansdorff

University of Bologna, Italy

 

Panel 43: Social Innovation: Forms, Evidence, and Perspectives

Organizers: JOSÉ FRANCISCO ROMERO-MUÑOZ

BENEMERITA UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE PUEBLA, Mexico

 

Panel 44: Exploring Promising Technologies in Neuroscience

Organizers: Barbara Morsello

University of Padova, Italy

 

Panel 45: Questioning institutional science and expertise supporting complementary, alternative, or refused knowledge

Organizers: Federico Neresini (1); Maria Carmela Agodi (2); Paolo Volontè (3)

1: University of Padova, Italy; 2: University of Napoli - Federico II; 3: Politecnico di Milano

 

Panel 46: Looking at borders through an infrastructural lens

Organizers: Timothy Raeymaekers; Noemi Bergesio; Anna Claudia Martini

UNIBO, Italy

 

Panel 47: Gender, sexuality, and digital media between challenges and reproduction of hegemony

Organizers: Cosimo Marco Scarcelli (1); Manolo Farci (2)

1: University of Padova, Italy; 2: University of Urbino, Italy

 

Panel 48: STS in Italy before STSItalia

Organizers: Gerardo Ienna (1,2); Alvise Mattozzi (3)

1: Università di Verona; 2: University of Maryland; 3: Politecnico di Torino

 

Panel 49: More than human decentered design: which competences, which methods, which tools for intersting worlds to come?

Organizers: Micol Rispoli (1,2); Gianluca Burgio (3); Alvise Mattozzi (1); Ramon Ernesto Rispoli (4)

1: Politecnico di Torino, Italy; 2: BAU, Centre Universitari d'Arts i Disseny; 3: Università degli Studi di Enna "Kore"; 4: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

 

Panel 50: Technologies of Discontinuation. Towards Transformative Innovation Policies

Organizers: Stefan Kuhlmann

University of Twente, The Netherlands

 

Panel 51: Agency: A Key Concept for a Political STS

Organizers: Giovanni Fava (1); Giulia Gandolfi (1,2); Pietro Daniel Omodeo (1); Francesca Putignano (1)

1: Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Italy; 2: Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne