SYMPOSIUM – In(tangible) technology and data in medical humanities and social sciences

17.10.2019 - 18.10.2019
University of Helsinki, --, --, Finnland.


The symposium will be held in Helsinki, Finland, October 17-18, 2019. It aims at facilitating an interdisciplinary discussion and cooperation between scholars in the humanities and social sciences (anthropology, sociology, science and technology studies, philosophy, law, psychology, gender studies among others) who examine assemblages of tangible and intangible materialities and health-related issues. We particularly welcome empirically-grounded papers that firstly address issues that pertain to the meaning of, access to, gathering and translation of health-related data in contemporary societies. Secondly, as a growing number of health practices depend on different technologies (such as health apps, feeding tubes, monitoring devices, telecare), we want to examine what happens when the human-technology-data assemblage becomes part of daily life. Please find the Call for Papers and more information about the symposium on our blog:

Keynote speakers:• Prof. Vincanne Adams, Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, University of California SF• Dr Christine Aicardi, Senior Research Fellow, Human Brain Project Foresight Laboratory, Kings College London• Prof. Barbara Katz Rothman, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, City University of New York

Please submit your abstracts to by April 30th 2019. Decisions on acceptance will be made by May 31st. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. Please add a bio note of max. 100 words including your name, e-mail and affiliation.Information about the symposium will be updated on our blog: is no conference fee.

Please disseminate this CFP among your colleagues and students.

Best regards, Malgorzata Rajtar and Karoliina Snell —-Malgorzata Rajtar, PhDEURIAS Senior FellowHelsinki Collegium for Advanced StudiesFabianinkatu 24 (P.O. Box 4)00014 University of &

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