CFP: Sixth Annual Conference of the STS Society in Taiwan (society website http://sts-org.ym.edu.tw/shows)
Date: March 22-23, 2014
Venue: National Chiao-Tung University, College of Hakka Studies, Hsin-chu, Taiwan (http://hakka.nctu.edu.tw/Hakka-A-webpage/hakka_C_003.htm)
Theme: Creating Appropriate Technology, Mobilizing Social Transformation
The idea of appropriate technology started with Mahatma Gandhi, and was expanded by E. F. Schumacher. The main idea of appropriate technology is to closely fit into the natural and social resources of a society, as well as its cultural, social and economic conditions. Given the concept of risk society and vulnerability in modern world, appropriate technology is connecting with sustainability as the new way of seeing the suitable way of using resources and developing technology.
In this conference, we welcome proposals on appropriate technology, asking the following questions: what kind of historical and geographic context results in the specific types of appropriate technologies to solve certain problems? What kind of mechanism of technology helps to promote the realization of certain ideas for the application of appropriate technology? In the case of contemporary Taiwan, what special conditions of climate, geography, culture, economy, politics and history help to shape the types of technologies adopted in Taiwan? This conference invites papers and proposals that delve into the making of the concept of appropriate technology, as well as the issues in contemporary Taiwan.
1. Standard conference paper format.
2. Fit into the theme of 2014 annual conference: Creating Appropriate Technology, Mobilizing Social Transformation.
3. Subjects and topics are not limited, as long as the subjects fit into the concept of STS and appropriate technology.
4. Proposal submitters are encouraged to form panels, which can be presented in the format of full papers, working papers, or a forum for discussion.
Deadline: The deadline of submission is Sep. 20th (Friday), 2013. Please submit your proposal online via the system http://www.tw-sts.org/node/164 - alternatively, download the submission form (in English) from http://research.poly.edu/~cleslie/twsts2014.doc and mail it to the organizers. Either way, please send your personal CV and proposal online via the submission system as well as email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
The result of the proposal review will be announced by Oct 10th, 2013 and posted on the website of Taiwan STS society.
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