36th Annual Humanities and Technology Association Conference

Country: USA

City: Miami Gardens

Abstr. due: 01.09.2014

Dates: 06.11.14 — 08.11.14

Area Of Sciences: Philosophy; Pedagogy; Sociology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: darnold@stu.edu

Organizers: Department of History, Philosophy, and Global Studies St. Thomas University


We are happy to announce the call for papers for the 36th annual Humanities and Technology Association Conference. The main track for this year’s conference will be Technology and Politics. Papers are particularly welcome that address the democratization of science and technology; political ecology and digital activism; hyperobjectivities and technological mediations; biopolitics, including macro- and micro-biopolitics; technology of subjectivities, including the techno-politics of sexuality; surveillance technologies; digital policing and technologies of warfare (cyber, drone, etc.); gene technology and human engineering; GMOs, food security, and food sovereignty; the politics and polities of transhumanism and posthumanism; postmodern techno-science. 

To allow for as broad of a range of scholars as possible, however, papers and panel suggestions that examine other issues in science and technology will also be arranged according to the following tracks:

TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL LIFE: topics will deal with questions such as: does technology enable new/destroy old forms of social life; advance/hinder gender equality; raise/diminish standards of living and economic well-being; suggest/force human adaptations to technological environments?

REPRESENTATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY: topics will treat the manifold interactions of art and technology; aesthetic and artistic accounts of and reactions to the destruction of old/creation of new technologies

TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION: topics will focus on the broader interface between technology and pedagogy; technology, education, and the classroom

 Please submit an abstract (approximately 500 words) by 1 August 2014 to Darrell Arnold (darnold@stu.edu) and state the track for which you are submitting your paper. Include basic biographical information such as your affiliated institution and your position at this institution. Also indicate whether you will need AV equipment or special accommodations. (Graduate students are welcome.) 

The Humanities and Technology Association is an interdisciplinary scholarly society that explores the impact of technology on human life from a broad range of perspectives. We welcome papers that investigate the cultural interaction of the humanities, science, engineering, and technology.

From this year’s conference, we plan to include select contributions for a conference book dealing with the main track of the conference. In addition, the Humanities and Technology Review regularly publishes papers from conference participants on topics of each of the tracks of this conference.

Conference Web-Site: http://htronline.weebly.com/hta-conference-2014.html