Global Perspectives on Engineering - Index
The International Network for Engineering Studies is sponsoring a meeting in Lisbon on October 14-15, 2008. This meeting is being held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology, and will take place over 1-1/2 days following SHOT. The theme of this INES gathering is “Global Perspectives on Engineering,” and we have accepted papers that relate directly to one of the four themes listed below:
The deadline for the submission of abstracts has now passed.
The International Network for Engineering Studies was founded in 2004 during the Paris meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), and is presently coordinated by Gary Downey (Virginia Tech), Maria Paula Diogo (New University of Lisbon), and Chyuan-Yuan Wu (National Tsing Hua University). It is an interdisciplinary network created to a) advance research and teaching in historical, social, cultural, philosophical, rhetorical, and organizational studies of engineers and engineering; n) to help build and serve diverse communities of researchers and teachers interested in engineering studies; and c) to facilitate contributions from scholarly work in engineering studies to broader discussions and debates about engineering education, research, practice, and policy. The primary means of achieving these purposes shall be by meetings, conferences, and workshops in which lectures and technical papers are presented, by organizing online forums and developing online resources for research and teaching, and by editing a journal in engineering studies.
The event is hosted by Maria Paula Diogo, Director of the Centre of History of Science and Technology at the New University of Lisbon.
Maria Paula Diogo (New University of Lisbon)*
*Co-organizers of workshop
Our workshop will be conducted using a format developed by the North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series, organized by the Department of History at the University of North Carolina.
During the workshop:
There will also be some opening and closing sessions for the workshop. See the Full Program for details.
15 May 2008: Abstracts Deadline
The deadline for abstracts is now passed. Although the workshop will be closed to registered participants, plans for the future dissemination of information are described below.
1 June 2008: Notification of Acceptance
The stated goal of the organizers and the program committee was to welcome scholarly work from all different humanistic and social science disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary areas of study. We also hoped to draw in diverse and transnational perspectives, as well as perspectives on engineering outside of the Western context.
15 September 2008: Completed Precis and/or Papers Due
All authors should submit their completed project description or prospectus by this date. As noted under Format above, the precis should be limited to 1800 words. (Those who wish to extend the discussion of their SHOT papers may submit their conference paper instead.) Please submit your material promptly, as the workshop is organized around reading a substantial number of pre-circulated papers.
In addition, authors may submit a longer article-length manuscript to be posted alongside the precis until the date of the workshop.
15 September 2008: Read Precirculated Papers
The papers will be immediately available to all workshop participants, including assigned respondents, as soon as they are received and posted. All workshop participants are expected to read all precis prior to the workshop. The assigned respondents are encouraged to read any accompanying article-length manuscript submitted along with the precis, if any.
14-15 October 2008: Workshop Date
Insofar as the workshop is taking place alongside the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology, all information related to travel and accomodations may be found on the SHOT conference website.
There is no planned vehicle for the dissemination of workshop papers. Further discussion on dissemination strategies may take place during the workshop. We expect that many of the papers will be suitable, in fully developed and revised form, for publication in the new Engineering Studies journal. All authors will also be invited to retain their works-in-progress on a published website, with appropriate mechanisms for eliciting further comment and for its conversion to a citation upon formal publication of the piece.