Acknowledgments | Lille 3 University, International summer school 2017

2017 October 14th

Dear Friends, Keynote Speakers, Members of the Committees, Participants, Patronages Institutions & Collaborators

I hope this email finds you well!

I send my warm–and–sincere gratitude–and–acknowledgments to Each–and–All:

International Invited Keynote Speakers / Committees

Distinguished Keynote Speakers (11 lecturers, 5 countries, EU)  for their professional–friendly acceptation, and for their eminent lecturers. The arguments were of a great interest and interdisciplinary discussed. I received many positive feedbacks!

2nd Lille Summer School Programme:

Governance Committee

Organizing committee (15  members, 7 countries, a-a the World)

Scientific Committee (56 members, 17 countries, a-a the World)

On behalf governance and organizing committee: Thank you for help and trust!!

International PhD candidates, Post Doc, Master candidates and Colleagues Participants

Participants, selected & registered only (15 Participants, 6 countries a-a the World) for their attention and intellectual/research/educational interest in (mainly) Sciences, HPS & Education, History/Philosophy/Epistemology of sciences, Psychology & Education, Teaching/Didactics of sciences, Nature of Science, at the 2nd Lille Summer School.

On behalf governance and organizing committees: Thank you!!

Main Co-organizers Institutions & Collaborations

Dir. Prof.  Martine Benoit (MESHS, France) for her friendly trust, help and professional collaboration

Dir. Prof. Catherine Maignant and ED administrative staff, Mme Sabrina Abed (École Doctorale SHS Lille 3, France) for their trust, help and professional collaboration

Prof. Shahid Rahman (Lille 3 University, France) for our mutual esteem & friendly–professional academic collaborations in research and projects, previous, current, now on.

Dirs. Profs. Jean Cosleou, Julien Roche and their professional staff, Sophie Picard, Olivier Mignotte, Etienne Milent, Helene Deleuze and Loredane Nigro (Xperium/Lilliad, France) for trust and fruitful academic collaboration

Dir. Prof. Dominique Derozier and his administrative staff, Mme Geneviene Derosart (Sciences and Technologies Faculty Lille (1) University, France) for trust and fruitful academic collaboration

Dirs. Laurence Demay, Fabrice Leleu and Mme Celine Fricq (Lille 3 University graphics-communications, logistics, printing, France) for their help and perfect professional collaboration.

Prof. Eric Scerri (UCLA, CA, USA) for our mutual esteem & friendly collaborations in research projects, previous, current, now on

Dir. Prof. Terry Bristol (ISEPP, OR, USA) for our mutual esteem & friendly collaborations in research projects, previous, current, now on

On behalf governance and organizing committees: Thank you!!

Main International Patronages / Collaborations / Web support


Lille (3) University

Sciences and Technologies Faculty Lille (1) University







Dip. Filosofia e Science dell’Educazione, Torino University

Vaidas Lamanauskas (back end co-web support)

On behalf governance and organizing committee: Thank you!!

I also thank some invited professors who appreciated 2nd Lille Summer School, but that they could be not in Lille as both for lecturing and/or participant.

My apologises if I forgot someone ...

BREAKING NEWS. Please, for all Speakers/Participants at the 2nd Lille International Summer school:

  • We would like to receive selected photos, eventually done by you at the summer school, if you like. Please you can send them (via .zip file) to me via email. I will forward to all participants and speakers. Eventually, I can also use some photos for our two reports only: Viewpoint, a journal of the British Society for the History of Science (one ours main partnerships) and for IUHPST/DHST/IDTC. Thank you very much.
  • We would like to receive your presentations, if you like. I will forward them to all participants and speakers only. Please you can send it to me via email. Thank you very much.
  • An eventual (not mandatory) special issue of the 2nd Lille Summer School–subject is under evaluation. More, in the next emails.

Finally, such as all–important activities, also this 2nd Lille Summer School is daughter of a combined – at various levels – of a concrete and mutually esteemed & fruitful academic collaborations.

Looking forward to meeting you at the 3rd Lille International Summer school, around 2019 (... expected ...)

Best Regards


Raffaele  Pisano

Science Dialogue course in December

Members may be interested in the following course at ANU in December.

What?  Science Dialogue – Theory and Practice (SCOM 3030/6030)

When?  from 27 Nov 2017, intensive classes 4-8 December, online and assessment continue until February

Where? CPAS, ANU

Science Dialogue is an intensive, one-week course that explores structured conversations about science & technology decision-making. It teaches the practices of dialogue and deliberation using various techniques throughout the course, and the skills of planning, designing and running science dialogue. It can be taken as an undergrad or Masters elective, or as a professional short course.

Science Dialogue is intended for practitioners responsible for designing and facilitating conversations about science & technology, for scientists wanting to improve their communication skills, and for decision-makers seeking to better engage publics and stakeholders in scientific decisions.

Please contact with any queries about the course.

More info and testimonials

To enrol:

Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) annual conference

Sydney International Convention Centre

August 29 – September 1, 2018

In 2018, the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) annual conference will be held in Australia for the very first time. The theme of the 2018 annual meeting of the Society – TRANSnational STS – encourages presentations, panels, and other events that deepen and extend the transnational character of the Society itself, while engaging issues invoked by both the TRANS prefix (across, beyond, to change thoroughly), and by the problematic and evolving status of ‘nations’ in processes of global ordering. Leveraging the global scope of Science and Technology Studies (STS), our aim is to intensify connection between conference participants (scholars, practitioners, and students) based in different regions, stimulating conversation about ways 4S and other scholarly societies can provide critical infrastructure for next-generation, transnationally collaborative, intellectual and political engagements. We also aim to encourage consideration of a broad array of concepts that are undergoing – or should undergo – transformation if we are to address key scholarly and practical problems of our times. Current concepts, knowledges, practices, and institutions of “the nation” are exemplary, pointing to a need for radical reformulation of habitual ways of thinking about and organizing governance, bodies and lifeworlds. Expansive reconsideration of other concepts, foundational and emergent (justice, biopolitics, innovation, Empire, and the Anthropocene, for example), are also encouraged. Activities that draw conference participants into issues of special importance in Australia and the broader Asia-Pacific region – indigenous politics, border controls, mining, climate change, and renewable energy, for example — will be threaded throughout and offered in advance of the conference. The overall goal is to foreground diverse STS genealogies and approaches, leveraging the rich pluralism of STS, attuned to the rich pluralism of the contemporary world.

See translations of the conference theme at:


Deadline for Submission: November 1st, 2017

The purpose of calling for open panel proposals is to stimulate the formation of new networks around topics of interest to the 4S community. Open panel topics, once accepted by the Program Committee, will be included in the call for papers (see examples of open panel topics from last year here). Open panel chairs will have significant responsibility in the composition of their panels. An open panel may extend across up to three sessions of five papers each (i.e. a total of maximum 15 papers). Please note, in submitting a proposal, you are volunteering to chair a session of papers related to your topic.

An open panel proposal should contain a summary and rationale of up to 250 words, including a brief discussion of its contribution to STS and (if relevant) the themes of the 4S Sydney conference.

Please consider proposing an open panel for 4sSydney to build your networks and create vibrant intellectual communities.

Proposals should be submitted by November 1st at:

Official ISHPSSB Announcement: David Hull Prize

The 2017 David Hull Prize goes to Richard Burian, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy & Science Studies at Virginia Tech. The Hull Prize honors an extraordinary contribution to scholarship and service that promotes interdisciplinary connections between history, philosophy, social studies, and biology.

A citation for the 2017 prize will be available shortly on the ISHPSSB webpage.

Job Posting: Assistant Professor, York University

Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Health & Society – Specialization in Arts, Medicine, and Healing
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department: Social Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the interdisciplinary Health & Society program at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2018. Information about the Department can be found at: ; further details about the Health & Society program can be found at

The successful candidate will have a completed PhD in one of the social sciences, humanities or an interdisciplinary program with a research focus on health or medicine. Qualified candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching, and scholarly research and publication in the socio-political and theoretical study of health and medicine with a particular focus on arts or arts-based methodologies. We are particularly interested in scholars who draw on critical theory to cover areas as diverse as health architecture graphic medicine, a/r/tography, medical humanities and art in Queer, Trans, Mad, Deaf, Disabled and Crip cultural movements. Candidates must have the breadth and versatility to teach the core courses in the interdisciplinary Health and Society undergraduate program and will also be expected to develop new courses reflecting their particular expertise and incorporating opportunities for the application of critical theory, arts-based methodologies, and/or community-based education. The successful candidate will demonstrate a willingness to undertake service work and will be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.

Applicants must submit a signed letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, samples of scholarly writing (max. 50 pages), and a teaching dossier including sample course outlines and institutional teaching evaluations (where available). Three signed confidential letters of recommendation should also be sent directly to: Professor Amanda Glasbeek, Chair, Department of Social Science, S754 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.

Email: – (Subject line: “HESO Appointment”)

Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: Please select the "Affirmative Action" tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Posting End Date: November 1, 2017

Job vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy Policy

The University of Cambridge invite applications for a postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy Policy to support the INNOPATHS project.  The Research Associate will work on the theme of energy technology, economics, and policy. The appointment is fixed-term and will be for 12 months in the first instance with the possibility of extension until 31 August 2019.

Directed by Prof. Laura Diaz Anadon, the Research Associate will conduct research on the role of different policies promoting different types of technology innovation outcomes in energy, the role of technology spillovers, and managing technology and other uncertainties. The role will involve taking initiative in shaping this research, and working with and coordinating different INNOPATHS project partners.

Closing date: 11 September 2017

Further information available here