An interdisciplinary conference which exploresthe social, historical and cultural dimensions of medicine. It focuses on issues relevant to medical knowledge, public health policy, the experience of being ill and of caring for those who are ill.
Date:10-12 Mar 2017
A three-day conference devoted to privacy and data protection in relation to technology, computing and artificial intelligence.
Date:25-27 Jan 2017
MeCCSA Annual Conference 2017 will address the intersection between media cultures/technologies and the political aspirations of freedom and equality in various contexts.
Call for Papers: http://meccsa2017.org.uk/call-for-papers/
Date:11-13 Jan 2017
Venue:University of Leeds
AoIR 2016 conference brings together scholars and students to discuss, from interdisciplinary perspectives, issues concerning Internet culture.
Date:5-8 Oct 2016
An international conference on medical sociology that aims to address the critical role social factors play in determining or influencing the health of individuals, groups, and the larger society.
Date:19-20 Sep 2016
“Science and Technology by Other Means – Exploring collectives, spaces and futures”.
Of special relevance is the panel, Digital subjectivities in the global context: new technologies of the self.
More details at: http://goo.gl/f4EFNx
Date:31 Aug - 3 Sep 2016
Btihaj Ajana is screening and discussing her film "Quantified Life" at the III International Conference on Medical Humanities on 16 September 2017. More details on the event here:http://medhumconf.lcir.co.uk/
Date:16 Sep 2017
Venue:Birkbeck, University of London
Btihaj Ajana recently made a film on self-tracking entitled, Quantified Life. This portrait documentary film focuses on the self-tracking practices and habits of a dedicated self-quantifier from Denmark, Thomas Blomseth Christiansen. Thomas is no ordinary self-tracker. For the last eight years, he has been meticulously tracking and documenting various aspects of his life and health, ultimately ridding himself of his severe allergies and improving his overall health, as a result. The film captures some of Thomas’ experience while also providing reflections on the wider implications and ethical dimensions of self-tracking and quantification. Watch the film on: https://youtu.be/qI75kMqctik
Recent years have witnessed an intensive growth of systems of measurement and an increasing integration of data processes into various spheres of everyday life, so much so that it can be argued that we are now living in a ‘metric culture’. This two-day international conference brings together relevant scholars who are engaged in the study of practices of self-tracking and related technologies to critically reflect on the way metric culture is unfolding within and affecting the various spheres of our everyday life.Organised by: Btihaj Ajana (AIAS and King’s College London) Confirmed keynote speakers: Deborah Lupton (University of Canberra, Australia) & Rosalind Gill (City University London, UK)
Date:7-9 Jun 2017
Venue:Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies