Programme - Max Planck Institut für ethnologische Forschung

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Programme - Max Planck Institut für ethnologische Forschung
Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
WORKSHOP
Relocating Science and Technology
Global knowledge, traveling technologies and postcolonialism.
Perspectives on science and technology studies in the global south
18 – 20 July 2012
Organisers:
Richard Rottenburg and Norman Schräpel
PROGRAMME
Tuesday, July 17
19.00
Informal Get-together at “Zimmer Frei”
Wednesday, July 18
8:00-9.00
Registration
9:00-9.30
Richard Rottenburg and Norman Schräpel
MPI for Social Anthropology/Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg,
Germany
Welcome Address and Thematic Introduction
09:30-10.30
Keynote Lecture: Sandra Harding
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Moving South and East: epistemic modernization for northern philosophies
of science
10.30-11.00
Coffee Break
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Venue: MAIN SEMINAR ROOM of the MPI for Social Anthropology, Advokatenweg 36
Phone: +49 (0)3 45 29 27 - 0
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Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Session 1: Modes of Knowledge Production
Chair/Discussant: Sung-Joon Park (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)
11.00-11.30
Katharina Abdo and Marc Boeckler
University of Frankfurt, Germany
Human Weather and Natural Calculation: the making of micro-insurance
11.30-12.00
Bertram Turner
MPI for Social Anthropology, Germany
Experimenting in the Forest Laboratory: entanglements of law, knowledge,
science and technology in Moroccan argan oil production
12.00-12.30
Discussion
12.30-14.30
Lunch Break & Networking*
Session 2: Modes of Knowledge Production
Chair/Discussant: René Umlauf (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
14.30-15.00
Michael Mascarenhas
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Developing Research – Researching Development: understanding
knowledge production about the world’s water problems
15.00-15.30
Roger Jeffery and Salla Sariola (Co-author: Jeevan Sharma)
University of Edinburgh/Durham University, UK
Research Cultures in Clinical Sciences in South Asia
15.30-16.00
Discussion
16.00-16.30
Coffee Break
16:30-17.15
Discussion of Cross-Cutting Themes
Chair and Discussant: Andrew Farlow (University of Oxford, UK)
19.00
Dinner at “Alchimistenklause” (Reilstraße 47, 06114 Halle/Saale)
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Venue: MAIN SEMINAR ROOM of the MPI for Social Anthropology, Advokatenweg 36
Phone: +49 (0)3 45 29 27 - 0
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Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Thursday, July 19
9:00-10.00
Keynote Lecture: Peter Redfield
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Beyond the Bush Pump: microworlds of humanitarian design
Session 3: Traveling Technologies
Chair/Discussant: Márcio da Cunha Vilar (University of Leipzig, Germany)
10:00-10.30
Uli Beisel
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Invisible Infrastructures: malaria community volunteers between medical
care and development
10.30-11.00
Coffee Break
11.00-11.30
Luísa Reis-Castro
University of Liège, Belgium
Situating and Relating Genetically Modified Mosquitos: discussing the
release in Brazil and other southern locations
11.30-12.00
Discussion
12.00-14.00
Lunch Break & Networking*
Session 4: Traveling Technologies
Chair/Discussant: Carsten Ochs (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
14.00-14.30
Norman Schräpel
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Practices of reading, writing and communicating: technologies of
inscription and the organization of (global) health in Rwanda
14.30-15.00
Lilly Irani
University of California, USA
Making “Entrepreneurs”: design, IT, and the knowledge economy in elite
India
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Venue: MAIN SEMINAR ROOM of the MPI for Social Anthropology, Advokatenweg 36
Phone: +49 (0)3 45 29 27 - 0
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Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
15.00-15.30
Discussion
15.30-16.00
Coffee Break
16.00-16.45
Discussion of Cross-Cutting Themes
Chair and Discussant: Trevor Pinch (Cornell University, USA)
19.00
Dinner at “Delphi” (Barfüßerstraße 20, 06108 Halle/Saale)
Friday, July 20
9:00-10.00
Keynote Lecture: Suman Seth
Cornell University, USA
Race, Medicine, and the Division of the World: tropical disease
environments, 1676-1800
Session 5: Postcolonial Legacies
Chair/Discussant: Tjitske Holtrop (Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research,
Netherlands)
10:00-10.30
Emma Kowal (Co-author: Joanna Radin)
University of Melbourne, Australia
The World in Pieces: Experimenting with Fragments
10.30-11.00
Coffee Break
11.00-11.30
Branwyn Poleykett
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Haunting, Folding and Surfacing: the colonial futures of African science.
11.30-12.00
Discussion
12.00-14.00
Lunch Break & Networking*
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Venue: MAIN SEMINAR ROOM of the MPI for Social Anthropology, Advokatenweg 36
Phone: +49 (0)3 45 29 27 - 0
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Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Session 6: Postcolonial Legacies
Chair/Discussant: Gianluca Miscione (University College Dublin, Ireland)
14.00-14.30
Antina von Schnitzler
The New School, USA
Traveling Devices: prepayment technology and the global legacies of
Apartheid techno-politics.
14.30-15.00
Christine Leuenberger
Cornell University, USA
The Rhetoric of Maps: international law as a discursive tool in visual
arguments
15.00-15.30
Discussion
15.30-16.00
Coffee Break
16.00-16.45
Discussion of Cross-Cutting Themes
Chair and Discussant: Steven Feierman (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
16.45-17.30
Outlook
Chairs: Sandra Harding, Peter Redfield, Richard Rottenburg, Suman Seth
19.00
Dinner at “Objekt 5” (Seebener Straße 5, 06114 Halle/Saale)
* The networking sessions will be used to reflect in different groups on:
1) Regional STS Groups 2) Publication 3) Future Collaborations
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Venue: MAIN SEMINAR ROOM of the MPI for Social Anthropology, Advokatenweg 36
Phone: +49 (0)3 45 29 27 - 0
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