The International Network for Engineering Studies (INES) was founded in Paris in 2004 and currently has 275 members. INES operates as a collection of overlapping intellectual communities, linked by workshops, conferences, its journal Engineering Studies, and this website.
The field of engineering studies is a diverse, interdisciplinary arena of scholarly research and teaching built around the question: What are the relationships among the technical and the nontechnical dimensions of engineering practices, and how do these relationships change over time and from place to place? Addressing and responding to this question can sometimes involve engineering studies researchers as critical participants in the practices they study, including, for example, engineering formation, engineering work, engineering design, equity in engineering (gender, racial, ethnic, class, geopolitical), and engineering service to society.
Inaugural Meeting of the STS Forum on the 2011 Fukushima / East Japan Disaster (INES Affiliated Event)
Building a Transnational Research Agenda and Strategy for Engagement through a Social Scientific Understanding of Disasters and the Disaster Sciences
OPEN COMMENT PERIOD **NOW OPEN**
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Through the support of the US National Science Foundation and generous contributions of the private Support Group for the STS Forum, we are holding the inaugural meeting of the “STS Forum on the 2011 Fukushima/East Japan Disaster,” as hosted by the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society (CSTMS). This is an academic forum for discussing the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear accident and the larger 2011 East Japan disaster. The goal of this forum is to build a transnational research agenda and community centered on this disaster, and to extend the social scientific and humanistic understanding of disasters and the disaster sciences. For the inaugural meeting, we have also invited scholars studying other disasters.
Please note that this is a pre-circulated papers workshop, with participants selected based on abstracts received. We aim to extend the opportunity to all viewers to read and comment on the publicly posted manuscripts, however, workshop registration is limited to those participating in the workshop.